Zambian Service Tour

February/March 2017

Here is a general description of what to expect on our trip to Livingstone, Zambia and the Mama Bakhita Cheshire Center for disabled children:

Where We Stay

mama bakhita guest houseThe Mama Bakhita has guest house that has six comfortable, small rooms with twin beds. Two of the rooms have attached bathrooms and the others share a communal bathroom down the hall.

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dining togetherWe can eat all our meals with our hosts in their dining room, and we can eat out occasionally, if desired.

yoga at the Mama BakhitaEach trip is adapted to incorporate the talents and interests of the participants. Last year a musician put together a drumming program and a yoga instructor taught classes for the children at the center.

Free Time/Weekends

Vic FallsVictoria Falls, known locally as Mosi o Tunya or Smoke That Thunders, is seven miles away from the center, which is on the edges of Livingstone.

livingstone, zambiaLivingstone is fairly small, friendly town with one main street through town and about 10 blocks with small stores and other businesses.
It is fairly prosperous due to the tourists coming to the Falls. It is warm in the day, high 80’s in February, and cools off at night, 60’s.

The Mama Bakhita is a lovely small compound that was originally an Indian merchant’s home. On the three acres is a small two rooms special needs school, a physiotherapy room, a water therapy room, the guest house,the main house where the four sisters live and where we eat and cook, and the chicken coop.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheila Fane September 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Do you have the dates for the 2015 Service tour to Zambia?
Also, what are the travel arrangements?

Roberta Kirn September 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Hey Marsha –
An old buddy of mine might be interested in coming along on my African adventures so I just sent her a link to the Zambian tour to check out. Is there a place on the website that gives the cost of the trip?

See you soon!


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