It’s all in the name – The Fuchs Elephant Charge 2019

Written by Sarah Davies Although arguably not the most vital, practical component of preparation, choosing your Elephant Charge team name often takes up the most imaginative effort. Since 2008 when the 4×4 motorsport event was first conceptualised, teams of up to six men and women have bravely taken up the …

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Revealing Victoria Falls’ Secret – the Lunar Rainbow

Victoria Falls is the only location in Africa and just one of a handful of places on earth where the impressive natural phenomenon of the ‘moonbow’ or lunar rainbow can be witnessed. Despite this, many people visit “The Smoke That Thunders” or Mosi-oa-Tunya without knowing of this magical sighting that …

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10 Years – 10 Reasons to Charge

The Elephant Charge is an annual event that challenges teams of cars and motorbikes to complete a grueling off-road course through the Zambian bush. The Charge is held to raise money for conservation in Zambia, focused on conservation through education. In the ten years since it first began, the event …

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The World’s Largest Mammal Migration!

The Great Wildebeest Migration? The biggest animal migration on earth? Nope. While many believe that the great Wildebeest migration in Africa is the largest mammal migration on earth, this is a common misconception. So, what could surpass the over 1.5 million wildebeest trekking between Tanzania and Kenya? Bats. Yes, bats. …

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Annual Elephant Charge Raises $63,000 for conservation

By Sarah Davies As the blood orange African sun rises, I can just make out the peaks of the Zambezi escarpment around me, through the dust-thick air from spinning tyres on loose rocks. I grin at my teammates, hanging off a modified Toyota LandCruiser, raring to go. The challenge is …

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5 facts you didn’t know about Africa’s shoebill

The African Shoebill rightfully claims its name as Africa’s swamp king. Shoebills are the ultimate fans of large, rich, dense marshes, wetlands, and swamps. This makes the Bangweulu swamps in Zambia the best place to witness a special sighting of one. Every May, Robin Pope Safaris takes a trip to …

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Elefest 2016: Zambia goes wild for the music

Elefest 2016 Mokoomba announced as headline act! 14 May, Lusaka Showgrounds #OurZambiaOurWildlife #ZambiaYanguVinyamaVatu On 14 May, the herds will gather at the Lusaka Showgrounds to celebrate wildlife conservation in Zambia.  After the success of last year’s first EleFest, the 2016 festival line-up has expanded with exciting new international acts, including …

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Come to Kasanka this Easter

We know how special it is to explore a remote and unique wilderness experience with a difference, which is why we are so passionate about welcoming guests to Kasanka National Park. It is a beautiful and valuable conservation area with diverse flora and fauna including a variety of wildlife and …

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Elefest: 2015’s Wildest Festival

At EleFest 2015 we are celebrating the beauty of Zambia’s wildlife and reminding ourselves why we need to preserve it. We invite you to a nature-themed musical journey with some amazing local and international bands. The incredible line-up includes jazz and soul divas Pink Blues, soul secret Chitalu Musonda, blues-infused …

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Music festival to Support Zambia’s Wildlife

CACTUS Agony, Kapiri Mposhi Top Rank Suite, a reggae band from South Africa and guest disc jockeys from the United Kingdom are some of the attractions at this year’s EleFest, a musical initiative that is meant to support Zambia’s country’s wildlife. This year’s EleFest, described as Zambia’s wildest music and …

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2014 Swim for Nsumbu

The Swim Conservation Lake Tanganyika’s “Swim for Nsumbu” fundraising event gathers a small group of brave and conscientious people together for a 40 km open water swim in a portion of Lake Tanganyika to bring attention to the needs of Nsumbu National Park and raise awareness about the plight of …

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Highlights from world lion day

ZAWA in conjunction with the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ), Green Rural African Development (GRAD) and Grassroots Trust (GRT)  celebrated an educational and fun day for children to create awareness on the importance of lions and wildlife conservation in general, particularly as their populations are dwindling to …

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World Lion Day in Livingstone

World Lion Day (WLD) falls on August 10th and is a fairly new event, launched just two years ago. This global campaign celebrates the importance of lions worldwide, particularly as their populations are dwindling to the point of risk of extinction. In Zambia, Livingstone hosted WLD by creating a big …

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Kasanka Cycle Challenge 2014

On 25th May 2014, Kasanka National Park plays host to the annual Cycle Challenge. This event invites cyclists and spectators from all over the country to participate in an off road adventure with a difference. With three races to suit every ability, pedalling pioneers can take part in the 45km …

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Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masembo’s speech at the annual Elephant Charge

About Elephant Charge Elephant Charge is an annual 4×4 challenge that raises funds for conservation in Zambia.  During the Independence Weekend some 250 bush lovers and 4×4 enthusiasts converge in some remote spot for a camping weekend of extreme driving and orienteering.  In 2013, the fifth event, the 20 teams …

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Susi & Chuma Mountain Bike Challenge

In the footsteps of Livingstone Join us for the newest and wildest ride in Zambia 1 to 7 September 2013 September sees the birth of the Susi & Chuma Mountain Bike Challenge. This event is jointly hosted by Bangweulu Wetlands and Kasanka Trust and is designed for the adventure seeking …

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UNWTO General Assembly

In August this year, Zambia and neighboring Zimbabwe will co-host the 20th United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Lying on either side of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the towns of Livingstone (on the Zambian side) and Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwean side) will share …

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Happy 100, Lusaka!

Zambia’s booming capital Lusaka celebrates its centenary at the end of July this year, with the Lusaka100 committee scheduling a host of activities fit for the big 100. The stage has been set for a momentous celebration on Cairo Road on Wednesday the 31st of July. Events will kick off …

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Trees for Zambia 2013

In 2012 Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources. Trees for Zambia 2013 will be the second …

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Livingstone centenary Celebrations 2013

Livingstone comes alive again as it hosts the Livingstone 2013 Festival. Situated right next to the majestic Victoria Falls, or as the local Zambians call it “Mosi-oi-a-Tunya” (the Smoke that Thunders) is the exuberant town featured in the National Geographic Traveller 2013 Hot List as a “must see” destination. Livingstone …

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