ZIMBABWE CULTURE WEEK
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € for 1 week. Mandatory to start programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABWE
- Code : G/ZIM/ZCW2017
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
THE GREEN LION ZIMBABWE
This program is an essential tool for you to understand Zimbabwe’s culture while giving you an opportunity to learn about the country’s rich history. This week is good chance to learn and understand the culture of Zimbabwe which will make your stay more comfortable as well as being a good step for the following week’s projects. It is the perfect way to learn more about Zimbabwean people, culture, customs, language and so much more! During this week, you will visit numerous highlights of the city of Rusape in northeastern Zimbabwe. You will have the opportunity to go on a nature walk and see old rock paintings from past generations. We will also stop at downtown Rusape where you can visit the local market, mini mart, and bus station. Later on in the week, there will be a tour in Mutare, the capital of the Manicaland province where we will go to a museum, shopping center and park. Following this, we will visit a lake where you can swim and relax. You will also be having plenty of culture, language, and cooking classes throughout the week!. Aims &Objectives : Help you become familiar with your local surroundings, Teach you helpful phrases in the local language, Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture, Provide a full induction, preparing you for a longer stay
Standard Accommodation : You will be staying in our program centre which accommodates around 20 people. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Food arrangements: Meals are basic and healthy, inspired by the local cuisine consists of staples such as rice, cornmeal for preparing ‘sadza’ or ‘bota’ (porridge), spinach, chomolia, spring greens, beans, chicken, goat, mutton, and beef. Facilities: Since our center is located just 30 minutes out of Rusape, there are many restaurants, ATMs, shopping malls and services that you can easily access at the main township in your free time. Activities &Events: No scheduled activities outside of the program schedule yet for this location. Sights &Surroundings : Some places you may want to visit in your spare time: Victoria Falls. Otherwise known as Uka uka ähläm “the Smoke that Thunders”, Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the largest waterfall in the world having a continuous sheet of falling water spanning 1,700 meters across and 108 meters down. The notorious Devil’s Pool is found here but please be warned that, whilst beautiful, this location can be dangerous if you are not careful, so visit at your own risk. National Parks. Zimbabwe is known for its numerous national parks scattered around the country, some of the more well known ones being Matobo, Mana Pool, and Hwange National Parks. These parks give you an opportunity to see native wildlife including giraffes and rhinos, visit sites of ancient paintings, and take in the beautiful natural landscape dotted with unique rock formations.
You will be staying on the outskirts of Rusape. Specifically, in Cheneke Village, Tandi located in the Manicaland province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Rusape, you will have access to local shops and other things that you may visit in your spare time. You may also take the opportunity to visit historic and natural sites such as Victoria Falls and surrounding reserves around the country.
Minimum English level: Basic. Additional equipment: Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulders. Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € for 1 week. Mandatory to start programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABW.