On the 9th – 24th August 2018, D Tours will be hosting a fund-raising adventure of a lifetime to a very special mission hospital in the remote Kasempa region of Zambia.
Join us on a fully supported camping adventure where our team handles all the logistics of planning the route and booking the best campsites and ensures you have fun in a safe and well controlled environment.
Drive yourself in a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle following our lead vehicle as you discover wild and wonderful places in Zambia on a 16 day experience you will never forget!
All you do is rock up in Lusaka, get acquainted with your 4x4 – which is fully geared for camping – and hit the road!
ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
This fundraising expedition starts in Lusaka, Zambia and finishes in Kasane, Botswana. The reconnoitred and supervised route, in self-contained 4WD roof top tented vehicles, will see you camping, cooking and chewing the fat under clear African skies. Be prepared for off road driving, river crossings and shopping in local markets. The route takes us through far flung, traditional villages and national parks famed for game and sightseeing.
You’ll have the chance to meet Zambia’s warm and friendly people and get up close and personal with some of her predators and prey! We will visit the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River and the Chobe River, where some of Botswana’s most abundant game can be found. En route we will also visit the remote Mukinge Mission Hospital. We will see the amazing work carried out here and meet the dedicated doctors and staff who passionately serve this community in which they live. All funds raised will go to building a new operating theatre.
Travelling with a maximum of 9 vehicles, the group will be led by Stew Nolan’s Classic Explorations who will provide daily briefings and assistance to guide you along this remote track. Stew is a vastly experienced guide and wildlife photographer and has accompanied all D tours trips thus far.
ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING
The vehicles we use have space for 4 people and 2 rooftop tents and are fully kitted out for camping. The self contained kitchen is easily accessed on the side of the cab and is complete with fridge and cooker. This is largely a self-catering trip but occasionally some meals may be available if campgrounds have restaurants.
Some campgrounds offer a limited amount of accommodation in the form of chalets or tents should you wish to upgrade.
A FUNDRAISING EXPEDITION
The motive for this tour is to raise much needed funds for a new operating theatre building at Mukinge Mission Hospital in Kasempa, Zambia. Many previous Dtourees will know Richard Harman, a surgeon at North Shore Hospital.
Richard has undertaken several trips to Mukinge hospital donating his time to perform surgery. One of Mukinge’s resident surgeons, New Zealander Dr David Friend asked for help to build a theatre so he and his dedicated staff can continue to provide essential healthcare to this extensive rural population.
As with all Dtours expeditions, 100% of your donation goes towards the cause, in this case the new operating theatre block.
Please select a day below to view what we have planned
DAY 1 + 2
PIONEER CAMP, LUSAKA
9th & 10th August
We meet in Lusaka, the bustling capital of Zambia for a welcome, tour briefing and hand over of 4×4 campers. There will be time to rest up in comfortable rustic chalets, before provisioning at several well-stocked supermarkets in Lusaka!
DAY 3 + 4
KAFUE RIVER LODGE, KAFUE
11th & 12th August
Head north from Lusaka through rural Zambia arriving at the picturesque Kafue River Lodge Campsite, where we will spend two nights on the banks of the Kafue River. This will be our first chance to game view in a 143-hectare private game area.
DAY 5 + 6
MUKINGE HOSPITAL, KASEMPA
13 & 14th August
North of Kafue National Park is the village of Kasempa and the Mukinge Mission Hospital. We will spend 2 nights here, experiencing life in this remote part of the country, enjoy a shared dinner with hospital staff and also check out the amazing work undertaken at the hospital and local school.
MAPUNGA CAMP, KAFUE
From Kasempa we head south again and into the magnificent Kafue National Park. Conditions permitting, we will explore the Busanga Plains before arriving at our camp on the riverbank.
DAY 8 + 9
KASABUSHI CAMP, KAFUE
16th & 17th August
We slowly make our way down through the park viewing wildlife to arrive in time for a sundowner. Kasabushi is a magical spot and a perfect place to chill. Game viewing is also fantastic with the possibility of seeing elephant and lion on the river loop game drive the following day.
DAY 10 + 11
NANZHILA PLAINS CAMP, KAFUE
18th & 19th August
We wind our way down the western side of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi to Nanzhila, our southernmost camp in Kafue. This stunning area is surrounded by woodlands and plains and perfect for viewing herds of antelope which in turn attract predators. The focus of this camp is an open thatched boma with dining area and bar overlooking a wetland area. Perfect for bird watching! There will be an opportunity to visit the nearby elephant orphanage at Camp Phoenix.
DAY 12 + 13
THE WATERFRONT, LIVINGSTONE
20th & 21st August
Livingstone is the adventure capital of Zambia, and your stay is not complete without a visit to the Victoria Falls. Thrill seekers can choose to raft, helicopter or swim at the edge of the falls in the Devil’s Pool. You may also like to shop for craft and have a drink or high tea overlooking the falls at the majestic Royal Livingstone Hotel.
DAY 14 + 15
THEBE SAFARIS, KASANE, BOTSWANA
22nd & 23rd August
Crossing the Zambezi into Botswana via the Kazangula ferry is an experiencein itself. In Kasane you will visit the world renowned Chobe Game Reserve, famous for its enormous elephant population. One of the tour highlights will be the sunset river cruise on the Chobe River which supports the largest wildlife concentration in this park.
DEPART FROM KASANE AIRPORT
Sadly the tour ends in Kasane, from where you can fly out to a larger airport for onward flights.
US $5000 per person based on 4 per vehicle.
THIS IS COMPRISED OF:
- Donation of US $2500 per person. You can either donate this yourself or fundraise via sponsors/supporters. 100% of all funds raised will go to the Mukinge Hospital with no deduction for administration.
- Entry fee of US $2500 per person (based on 4 per vehicle). This covers the hire of a 4x4 self contained rooftop camper fully equipped for camping and cooking, the organising of the expedition, all camping and accommodation costs as per the itinerary, a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, experienced African support staff/guides on the expedition as well as some touring essentials.
This is a self-catering expedition but we will provide a list of recommended places to shop to safely maximise your local experience.
Flights into Lusaka Zambia, and out of Kasane Botswana. Visas, food, fuel, cross border fees, park entrance fees, extra activities, upgraded accommodation, gratuities and any other costs of a personal nature.
Since you are visiting Africa you might like to take the opportunity to add to your itinerary. A visit to Cape Town, a stay at a glamorous safari lodge or a trip to the Okavango Delta could be added to the beginning or end of your trip. If so we would be happy to advise on options.