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Cycle Zambia for EMMS 2019

Challenge type: Bike

Destination: Zambia

Runs from : 12th July 2019 to 21st July 2019

Event Description 

Join us for a challenge like no other as you take on this mighty African adventure!  Our adventurous 400km cycle challenge takes you on- and off-road through the friendly towns and villages of rural southern Zambia, allowing you to enjoy the everyday scenes of untouched Zambian village life.    Finishing at Victoria Falls, one of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, is a truly unforgettable way to end our adventure!

With some amazing opportunities to spot wildlife, it’s the perfect destination for intrepid cyclists seeking fresh adventures on the open road.

After completing the challenge, you will visit Cancer Disease Hospital in Lusaka and see our work in action.

 

What's Included

Flights, accommodation, transfers, bikes, full medical support, experienced guides, support staff, water & all meals (except lunch on final day).

What's Not Included?

Flight taxes - £404 approx. (December 2019, subject to change), travel insurance, lunch on final day, visa (£40) optional tours, gratuities & spending money. N.B. All costs correct at the time of writing, subject to change

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Allan at events@emms.org or 0131 313 3828.

All costs correct at the time of writing, subject to change

 

Highlights

  • Experience rural Africa at its best, untouched by tourism.
  • Visit the spectacular sight of Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities
  • Witness local life in rural Africa

Registration fee: £199* 

We ask each participant to raise a minimum of £3,200 to help ensure patients and their families in Zambia get access to proper healthcare. You can show that being sick and poor doesn’t have to mean unnecessary suffering. Although this may seem like a lot of money, but can you do it! We’ve got lots of tips and advice to guide you with your fundraising and are happy to speak to you and help you on your way. We’ll send a copy of our Fundraising Guide to all participants.

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*Please note that a small surcharge will be added to the Tour Cost if the final group size is small

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Overnight flight from London to Lusaka

Day 2
On arrival we will be transferred by road to the River Motel in Kafue, approx 1 hour from the airport. Here we will have our bike fitting and a briefing on the challenge to come.

Day 3

Kafue – Mazabuka approx 73kms

We start the challenge as we set off towards Mazabuka, Zambia’s sweetest town & home to the country’s sugar plantations. The terrain is a mix of tar roads & good dirt roads and we cycle past local villages, baobab trees and plenty of sugar plantations. Today will give us a great introduction to the challenge and to this beautiful country.


Day 4

MazabukaMonze approx 94kms

Today we continue south towards Monze. This is a challenging but fantastic day. Our first 20km is on tarred road but we then take a more adventurous route off road. From here the roads vary from good dirt roads to slightly sandy making it challenging cycling. However, this does take us through real rural Africa! There are many winding tracks through countless villages where we meet the friendly Zambian people. We arrive in Monze and check in to our hotel, the Sunset Lodge.

Day 5

MonzeChoma approx 105kms

Our destination today is the market town of Choma. Today is all on road to give us a rest from the dirt tracks but the distance means that we can’t relax just yet! We reach Choma where we overnight at Koso Lodge in small chalets. Antelope are often spotted nearby.

Day 6 

ChomaKalomo approx 78kms

Another challenging day as we tackle 70kms of off-road. The dirt roads are generally in good condition with just a few small sandy sections. Again, we pass countless small villages, seeing rural Africa at its best, as yet untouched by tourism.

Day 7 

Kalomo – Livingstone approx 69 kms

The final stretch today as we tackle the 69kms to Livingstone, our ultimate destination. We start the day with an early transfer to a lodge 70km outside Kalomo where we have breakfast before setting off. Although this last ride is on tarred road there are potholes to negotiate as we head into Livingstone. We cycle straight through the town and end our challenge at the Victoria Falls. What a spectacular end to the week!

Here we will have lunch before we have a short 5km cycle back to our hotel, the Waterfront Hotel, where we enjoy fantastic sunsets as we celebrate our achievements. Tonight there will be a special meal held in an African style restaurant in Livingstone.

Day 8

This morning we transfer to the airport for an internal flight to Lusaka.  We then have the opportunity to head out for a project visit to the Cancer Disease Hospital. 

Day 9

Today transfer back to the airport for our flight back to London.

Day 10

Arrive London

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