Travel reviews by Mrs T & Mrs I from Berks
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
A magial experience
Zambia between 13 Jun 2011 and 22 Jun 2011
We were delighted with the unexpected support during our flight transfers and were looked after very well."
"Luxury camp in wild safari"
"Magic in the Bush"
In regards to the village visit, the problem seems to have been a miscommunication. They asked Lucy if they should take anything to donate to Kawaza Village. She said, ‘no, just go and enjoy the experience’. However, they felt rude and guilty departing without leaving any donation or gift.
Until our conversation, they didn’t realise that when Kawaza Village takes in guests – the cost automatically includes a donation which partly goes to Kawaza, and partly to Project Luangwa. This is a far-reaching project which helps many villages, including Kawaza, and is supported by many of the Luangwa’s safari operators. (And, in addition to this, Expert Africa always refunds all of its commission on Kawaza bookings to Kawaza’s school fund at the end of the year.)
Nor were they told that RPS recommends that any donations are given to Project Luangwa – so the benefit can be spread amongst many local villages. Lucy and the RPS team have now discussed how they can make this clearer for future travellers. We’re sure that if this had been explained properly, these travellers wouldn’t have felt uncomfortable. Expert Africa, and the RPS team including Lucy, will try to do this much more clearly in future.
To read more about Project Luangwa click here.
Islands of Siankaba