Zambia

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Your Zambia expedition. See the smoke that thunders.

Home to the mighty Zambezi and huge expanses of wilderness, find time to explore Zambia. With vibrant culture and urban energy, choose adrenaline or slow sunsets. Bordered by seven countries, landlocked Zambia is home to remote wilderness and warm, welcoming communities.

Choose non-stop action or go-slow immersion. Get soaked up close to the mighty Victoria Falls and head down Jacob’s Ladder to hike along the Zambezi River in Batoka Gorge. With hot, game filled savannah plains, challenging rocky gorges, dramatic waterfalls and routes through lush rainforest, you’re spoilt for choice. Bolt on northern Botswana and just a few hours later, over the border, you could be in the Okavango Delta or Chobe National Park.

Terrain

Landlocked and mainly high plateaus bordered by Lake Malawi to the east

Climate

Moderate hot, tropical climate with rains Dec-Apr

Did you know?

At the right angle, you can see a circular rainbow surrounding Victoria Falls

Some of the best bits

Help build a home

Collaborate with local builders to construct a new home for a member of the Mwandi community. Learn traditional mud and stick techniques to create a safe space for vulnerable members of the communities. Live alongside villagers, immersed in rural life for authentic engagement with Zambian culture.

Brave Batoka Gorge

Head down into Batoka Gorge and trek your way along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Set off from Peregrine’s Nest to hike over dramatic rocks, discover wild beaches and camp under the stars. Completing this physical challenge will be rewarded with a true sense of achievement and memories to match.

Hop over the border

Extend your expedition journey into Botswana to create the ultimate experience. Hop on the Kazangula ferry and you’ll reach Botswana in no time. From there meet the elephants of Chobe National Park, the inland waterways of the Okavango Delta and the san bushman tribes of the Kalahari Desert.

Hear Victoria Falls roar

Witness the awe-inspiring grandeur of Victoria Falls. Known locally as ‘the smoke that thunders’, hear its power roar from over 30 kilometres away and feel its cool spray. One of the natural wonders of the world, it’s protected by two National Parks and spans over a kilometre in length.

Ride wild water

Hold on tight as you navigate rapids of the mighty Zambezi River. Side by side with your team mates float through tranquil pools and paddle hard through grade 3 rapids. Never done this before? Where better to try than on some of the world’s most stunning white water scenes

“The Mwandi community engagement phase was raw, eye opening and full of learning and laughter.”
Kate, Challenger

Follow in the footsteps of past teams or forge your own path

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