The ZEEC is located upon 260 acres on both sides of the Zambezi River south of Sioma in the Western Province of Zambia. It offers students a unique opportunity to observe and experience a culture (Lozi) with strong, functioning traditions operating on a subsistence economy. It is in a safe and friendly part of Africa that is virtually untouched by tourism. ZEEC is a member of the Wildlife and Conservation Society of Zambia and is registered as a non-profit NGO. It is supported by the Watoto Charitable Trust.
The purpose-built facility consists of eight traditional thatch huts, a riverside meeting hall, dining area, a kitchen, a tree platform and campfire area. It has running water, solar bag showers and a plunge pool. The resident staff of five includes a cook, and Zambians who have built and maintain the camp.
Within 10 miles of the camp is a well-staffed medical facility. Drivers/mechanics/guides are qualified Zambian nationals. Vehicles are well maintained Land Rovers.
Students from Europe and North America while at camp will consider local environmental issues (slash/burn agriculture, hunting/poaching, timber exploitation, the challenge of maintaining an unpolluted river, communities/population in decline). They can participate in a community action service project at the neighbouring primary school. Excursions include game and river safaris and a visit to Victoria Falls.
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P.O. BOX 920102
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