Women’s Zambian Adventure: 19 November 2018 – 10 Days

 

 

Karen Loftus’ Women’s Adventure Travels together with Malawian Style Presents: Women’s Zambian Adventure!

Women's trip run by Karen Loftus

Day 1-2, 19-21 November: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, Johannesburg


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On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to The Fairlawns Hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

After an early breakfast, you will have a private day excursion with a packed lunch. You will spend a full day Soweto, Walking Street Art Tour and Apartheid Museum Tour including lunch in Soweto:

Includes a visit to attractions such as:

  • Mandela House Museum
  • Hector Pietersen Museum and Memorial Site
  • Vilakazi Street – one of South Africa’s most famous streets – the only one in the world

    to have housed two Nobel Prize winners

  • Regina Mundi Church (subject to permission)
  • A local restaurant for refreshments (one local beer or cold drink included)

    The Soweto tour is concluded with a drive past:

    • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and taxi rank
    • An informal settlement
    • The Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg
    • Soccer City – home to the opening and closing functions of the Soccer World Cup

Graffiti & Street Art 2 hour walking Tour.
Your Hop-on Guide will be picked up for this portion of the tour. She will continue this portion of the tour.
The Johannesburg Inner City is Fast Becoming a Graffiti and Street Art Destination. Top artists are arriving in Jozi to paint and local and international travellers are coming to Joburg especially to experience our fantastic graffiti culture.

These tours focus on the history of the movement internationally as well as looking closely at the graffiti culture in Jozi, major players and top artists and show you some of the amazing art that snakes its way across our city walls. The graffiti tour is generally about 2 hours long.

Day 3-5, 21-24 November: Kafunta, South Luangwa


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This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to take your scheduled flight to Mfuwe via Lusaka. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to stay at Kafunta River for the next 3 nights. Here you can participate in game drives and walks.

Whilst here you will visit Mulberry Mongoose before your afternoon game drive. Welcomed with a drink and snack you will have a talk in the garden about why they are called Mulberry Mongoose, how it all started and how they run a business in the African bush. Then you will take a tour of the workshop meeting the team and have an opportunity to buy the products.

You will also visit Project Luangwa in Mfuwe Town where you can learn about the efforts they have in place to help local school girls further their education. This will involve a visit to the shop as well as interaction with the school girls.

Their work with women and girls has many dimensions and includes everything from life skills, avoiding abuse – mental, physical or sexual, dealing with rape, increasing low self-esteem and staying in school to training women to support themselves when they have little or no scholastic education. It also includes their menstrual hygiene management programme and our Ufulu sanitary pads made in the workshop in Mfuwe.

Day 6-7, 24-26 November: Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa


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This morning you will be transferred to stay at Nkwali Camp for the next 2 nights.

During your stay you  will visit Kawaza Village where you will meet with Constance who will take you round the village.

The Valley is the home of the Kunda tribe who migrated from the Luba area in Congo in the first half of the 19th century.  The Kundas form a small tribe of about 35,000 people.  Traditionally the Kundas were hunters but today the majority live as subsistence farmers.  The conditions are tough, with extreme seasons and crop raiding animals.  The villagers in the Nsefu area are still living in the very traditional way.

In 1997 teachers of Kawaza School and members of the community, along with Robin Pope Safaris, took the exceptional step of introducing cultural tourism.  They believe that modern tourists are not only interested in wildlife but also have an interest in meeting with and learning from the local people.  And they certainly feel that the school children will gain from interacting with guests from different cultures.

A committee of 7 villagers and 3 teachers has developed a unique opportunity for the guests, who will stay in traditional huts in a village, sleeping on raised mats (with mattresses) and eating local dishes prepared on an open fire.

During your day here you will have the chance to do the following:

– A walk in the bush to hear about the different trees and plants and their traditional uses

– Visit to the palace of the Senior Kunda Chief

– visiting local institutions (the local church, the clinic)

– spending time with the traditional healer

– interacting with the school children at Kawaza School.

The best way of getting close contact with the people is to take part in the daily life activities.  Guests are invited to join the villagers in drawing water, hoeing the field, grinding maize, brewing the local beer or whatever the villagers will be planning for the day.

Kawaza Village has not been ‘set up’ as a profit making scheme by a tourist company.  It is a community who wish to exchange ideas and culture with guests from outside the area.  They feel that they and their children will benefit from this exchange.  They also wish to raise money for the community development projects and for the school.

Day 8-9, 26-28 November: Tongabezi, Victoria Falls


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This morning you will be transferred to the airport for the scheduled flight to Livingstone (via Lusaka) On arrival you will be met and transferred to stay at Tongabezi Lodge for the next 2 nights.

Whilst at Tongabezi you will meet Emma who will take you on a tour of the local school and let you join in a women’s empowerment club. More details TBC nearer the time.

Day 10: Departure


Today you will be transferred to the airport to check in for your international flight home.

If you would like to book or tailor this tour or you simply want to know more, please email info@malawianstyle.com or fill the contact us form and one of our team will get back to you, promptly.

For full tour information, check out our WETU itinerary, here.

Tour Details


Duration
10 days

Countries
South Africa
Zambia

Tour Highlights


South Luangwa
Victoria Falls
Johannesburg

Safari Prices – Per Person/Sharing


PRICES FROM

US$7,080

Included


✓ Meals where stated on full itinerary (See WETU link)

✓ All accommodation

✓ All safari activities and park fees

✓ All road transfers and internal flights

Not Included


✗ Drinks and personal items

✗ Visas

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