If you have ever wanted to see crocodiles, the majestic Victoria Falls, a lively and welcoming city like Lusaka or Livingstone and true devotion to football; Zambia is your place.
Join the third half as we take you to Southern Africa to experience Zambia’s rugged terrain, diverse wildlife, mesmerising wilderness and incredibly warm and generous people.
From the jaw-dropping spectacle of Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe – described by CNN as “One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World” – to the bustling markets of Lusaka and Livingstone to the beautiful national parks where elephants and crocodiles roam, Zambia offers a variety of breathtaking experiences without the crowds of other African destinations.
Zambia is also a country facing many social challenges including high youth unemployment, urban and rural poverty and an HIV and AIDS pandemic that has left many children orphaned. Recently, the country’s economy has started to grow and you’ll work with a local organization that is using soccer to provide opportunities and education to a new generation.
Zambia is hugely passionate about soccer and has a proud history in the game. Kalusha Bwalya, a star in European soccer in the 90s, is a national hero and people still talk about the tragic 1993 plane crash that wiped out what is regarded as the finest-ever Zambian national team. You’ll experience this passion first-hand as you play soccer with local coaches and kids on the beach, in the streets and on local fields.
Day 1: Depart for Lusaka, Zambia
Day 2: Arrive at Lusaka airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome meeting with CBSA. Dinner at hotel.
Day 3: Visit Girls for Change program to support underserved women and girls. Dinner and Zambian cultural performance. the third half curriculum workshop #1 – Global Citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Day 4: Youth Development Through Football program with CBSA. Soccer Activity: Visit to University of Zambia to train with local teams. the third half curriculum workshop #2 – Conscious Leadership.
Day 5: Chiparamba Township Tour to experience everyday life. Pick up/friendly game in the streets with local kids.
Day 6: Adventure activity to Kalimba reptile farms to meet the Zambezi crocodile. Friendly soccer match with CBSA coaches, kids and parents. Farewell dinner and barbeque.
Day 7: Check out of hotel and head to airport. Fly to Livingstone. Transfer to accommodations, check in at hotel, relax.
Day 8: Adventure activity to Zambezi Elephant Safari. Picnic lunch with elephants (optional). Play soccer on the beach and free time to rest and relax. the third half curriculum workshop #3 – Sustainable Development Goal #1 – No Poverty. Night time pickup soccer session.
Day 9: Adventure activity to Victoria Falls, Rafting Tour ‘Under the Spray’ (optional). Lunch on Livingstone Island.
Day 10: Visit Mukuni Shopping Mall in Livingstone/Livingstone Museum. Check out of hotel, transfer to airport and fly home.
Your trip will be hosted by the respected non-profit organization Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy (CBSA). CBSA creates sporting opportunities for all children, not just those with athletic ability to teach important life skills. We organize multiple programs, including HIV education for boys and girls living in refugee camps near the borders with Burundi, Rwanda and DRC. We've also created a ‘WASH’ league to provide access to clean water and sanitation through the power of soccer. Your visit helps us fund and advocate for these amazing programs.