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Day 1 (Livingstone, Zambia)
Group arrives in Livingstone, Zambai
Accommodations at Maramba River Lodge
​Afternoon Hike around Victoria Falls

Day 2 (Livingstone, Zambia)
Village Tour - Livingstone Museum - Activity

Day 3 - 6 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Group arrives in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Accommodations Vic Falls Rest Camp

Day 3 (Victoria FallsZimbabwe)
Group meeting at Camp Restaurant (In-Da-Belly)
​Sunset River Boat Cruise & Game veiwing
Dinner at Mama Africa

Day 4 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Elephant Back Safari
Lunch Tour of Victoria Falls Park for photo op.
Scout Service Project Location

Rafting Trip OPTTIONAL; replaced with other 
activities; canoeing or additional Service Work!

Day 5 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Zambezi River) 
Day of  rafting with Shearwater Adventures 
(rapids 1-21) (Canoe Trip optional)

Day 6 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Zambezi River)
One-day rafting trip (rapids 1-21)
Service Work option for other guests
Others Hike, Dinner & Camp at Rapid 21

Day 7 - 9 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
3-day rafting expedition thru Batoka Gorge to Mutesi

Day 9 - 10 (Hwange National Park)
Accomodations at Sable Valley Lodge
Hwange National Park
Early Morning and Evening Game Drives

Day 10 - 12 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Accommodations at  Lokuthula Lodge

Day 10
Dinner at The Boma Restaurant

Day 11
Lion Walk
Service Project #1 with: CHADA 
Chinotimba Association for the Destitute and Aged

Day 12
Service Project #2 - TBD
Gift, Art & Textile Shopping
Shearwater Adventures "Thank you" Party

Day 13 & 14 (Kusane, Botswana)
Accommodations at Chobe Safari Lodge  
Chobe National Park Game Drives
Safari Boat Cruise

Day 14 (Livingstone, Zambia)
Accommodations at Zambezi Sun Hotel
School visit at MUKUNI VILLAGE

Day 15 - 21
(Cape Town, South Africa)

Day 15
Arrive in Cape Town
Accommodations at Ashanti Lodge or The Backpack
Group Welcome Dinner

Day 16
Table Mountain
Township Cultural Tour throughout Cape Town

Day 17
Robben Island Tour 
(Where Nelson Mandella was in captivity for 18 years)
Alfred & Victoria Waterfront

Day 18
Hermanus Whale Watching

Day 19
Simon's Town & Boulder Beach
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Group Farewell Dinner

Day 20 (Cape Town to Johannesburg)
Arrive in Johannesburg
Apartheid MuseumGold Reef City

Day 21 Depart Africa (Johannesburg to USA)

Travel Preparation
Everyone on the trip will be REQUIRED to purchase travel and evacuation insurance!!!

Travel Guard International
1145 Clark Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
1 (800) 826-4919 (U.S.) Toll Free
1.715.345.0505 (International Collect)
Email:  inquire@travelguard.com

Travelex Insurance
PO Box 641070 
Omaha, NE 68164-7070 
1 (800) 228-9792
Email:  customerservice@travelex-insurance.com

Insurance coverage is determined by the length of your trip and the different components you add to your policy.  Travel and Evacuation Insurance for 3 weeks should cost about:  $150-$200
Passport Services and Information from the U.S. State Department

Passport Information from Independent Traveler.com

All travelers going into Zimbabwe and Zambia need a visa.  Costs for visas recently are $50 for a single-entry visa and $80 for a double-entry.

Note: All visas that we need will be obtained at the Zimbabwian and Zambian border posts upon entry...some visas may be avoided though our group itinerary.
Meeting Schedule
A few informational and planning meetings will be scheduled throughout spring to answer questions, give trip updates and help you better prepare for your journey.

First Meeting:  One-on-Ones scheduled the first two months of 2014
Second Meeting:  April 12, 2014 Group Meeting and Presentation
Third Meeting:  June 22, 2014

Proposed Agenda Items:

  • Why Africa?  What to expect!
  • Service Projects
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passport and shots update
  • Health & Release Forms 
  • Zimbabwe's current political climate
  • Vaccination Roll Call
  • Review of Customs, Culture, Expectations 
  • Personal Gear...review of personal items you need to bring
  • Group Gear...review of group gear you'll be expected to carry

Rafting Training Trips
TBA: A few big water trips in California can be planned for Spring and Summer of 2014 to give the guides and group a chance to bond and become accustomed to big water!
What to Bring on the Zambezi
Pack the same as you would for a summertime expedition trip on the Grand Canyon. 
Group Gear. You'll be asked to carry a few items (i.e. helmet, pfd) in your personal baggage, to help transport group gear and service project supplies.

(Proposed) Personal Gear List:
Tee Shirt
Swim trunks or Hydro Skin Shorts
River Booties or Tevas
Bathing Suit
H2O Bottles
Hat w/brim
Sun Shades w/ Croakies
Sun Screen 
Lip balm w/sunblock
Dry Bag (Expedition Size)

Sleeping pad
Sleeping Bag (30 degree or higher)
Sheet insert for Sleeping Bag (cotton)
Travel Pillow
Bug Spray (w/ Deet)
Toiletries Kit
Headlamp, batteries, bulbs
Folding chair

Fleece Jacket
Tee Shirts short sleeve
Tee Shirts long sleeve
Shorts - camping & hiking 
Cotton Button Down Shirt - long sleeve 
Pants - long (Convertible to shorts best)
Underwear (synthetic)
Socks (synthetic)
Hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes

Day pack
Camera, film, extra chips, batteries and recharger
Electricity Adapter
Journal & waterproof ballpoint pen
Reading materials
Traveler's Checks
Money belt
2-way Radios w/spare batteries (optional)

Group Rafting Gear List:
10 helmets
10 pfds
10 paddles
  4 guide paddles
  5 expedition dry bags
throw bags
water filters
first aid kit
duct tape

Group Service Project Gear List:

Travel Insurance