Friday, July 3, 2009

Eco-campers unite!...

Eco-camp to your hearts content in Zambia: Wooden wind chimes are accompanied by rhythmic music, the ambient sounds drifting out across the Zambezi, where the hippos wallow. 

The eco-camp is described as a barefoot paradise – all the floors lined with white sand. Its thatched accommodations come complete with awe-inspiring river views and each hut is built and maintained by the local community.  Solar power will still enable you to charge mobiles and the site even has a few network spots, but torches are required to get around at night.  

Facilities include communal toilets, beautiful reed showers, a laidback bar, hammocks, a library and a restaurant serving vegetarian dishes. 

True to its eco-status the camp has links to a voluntour experience - travellers helping to construct a local school. Two days of adventure activities are also included in the trip. Opt for the eco-campsite on the new 6-day Community Schools Voluntour £510pp + local payment from £39pp) Departures March to October.

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