CULTURE WEEK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/ZMB/CW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION ZAMBIA
This program is an essential way for you to understand Zambian culture and give you an opportunity to learn about its rich history. Not only will it make your trip more enjoyable, it will also help you to understand it’s way of life better and become familiar with the location, making your stay more comfortable. The Culture Week is the perfect way to learn more about the local people, culture, customs, language and so much more. During this week, you will visit highlights of the amazing town of Monze, a small town in the southern province of Zambia. The Culture Week will kick off with an introduction to Zambian customs, do’s and dont’s and language classes. Later on, you can expect to visit Choma, the capital of the southern province of Zambia where the government offices, zoo and hot springs are located. You will also have the opportunity to visit a shrine/ceremonial site where the Tonga speaking people in Zambia used to pray for rain and protection from any calamities which endangered the people’s lives before missionaries arrived. Throughout the week you will also have the opportunity to participate in Zambian cooking classes, walks around the town, picnics and sightseeing in the outdoors, and more! Aims &Objectives: – Improve your understanding of Zambian culture, customs and do’s and dont’s. – Help you memorize local helpful phrases – Help you settle into the local lifestyle for a longer stay.
Our center is located in Monze, the southern province of Zambia. It’s about 2.5 hours from the capital, Lusaka, and around 3 hours from airport. You will stay in a dorm-style center with other participants. Each house accommodates 12 people with rooms shared between 4-8 people (separate genders) and a shared bathroom that has a flushing toilet and shower. The staple food of Monze is Nhima (corn flour) but you will find rice for example in some restaurants that offer international foods. For this program you will find yourself dining on healthy local Zambian foods like nhima, potato, bread, meat, fish, lots of vegetable, nuts and eggs and sometimes rice and spaghetti.
Monze is a small town (population 30,000) in the Southern Province of Zambia. The town is named after Chief Monze, widely acknowledged as the spiritual leader of the district’s Tonga people. It is a small farming town, with many of the locals involved in the agricultural industry. Though small, It has basic necessities and services easily within reach. Its people are quite open and friendly to foreigners, even though it’s tourism industry is not very developed. It may seem simpler than busier cities, but you will feel warm and at home in this small town! Since our centre is located in the Monze township, there are local shops, restaurants, ATMs and a Mini-Mart close by. There are many transport options available including taxis, vans, buses which depart every hour to the capital of Lusaka and other towns south of Zambia. Livingstone: Livingstone is the home of the mighty Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya it is one of the 7 wonders of the natural world. It also the site of Livingstone National Museum which is located in the heart of the city. Lochinvar : About 50 Km from Monze, Lochinvar has been designated by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) as a "Wetland of International Importance." Lochinvar is famous for its birdlife and wildlife too. There are some other interesting sights nearby like the Gwisho Hot Springs. Magoye and Research Station: Magoye lies off the main Great North Road, North of Monze but South of Mazabuka. An Experimental Research Station is based there. A reproduction of Magoye as it was around 1960 from "The Northern Rhodesia Journal". Mazabuka: Mazabuka lies on the main Great North Road, North of Monze but due South of the Kafue river. Most noted for its massive sugar cane plantations. Monze Silos: This imposing structure is a monument to Monze’s happier days when it was the centre for local farms producing large quantities of grain. Probably the largest building in Southern Province of Zambia. The silos are located to the North of Monze, on the East side of Great North Road. Luangwa National Park: Founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972 and now covers 9,050 km2 of woodland savannah. A world renowned wildlife haven having one of the finest wilderness experiences Zambia has to offer such as walking safaris.
Additional equipment: Modest clothing for the school visit, i.e. covering the knees and shoulders. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee of the culture week: 210€, mandatory to start the programme. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Reception at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) on Sundays between 07:00 and 14:00.