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9-Day African Volunteering Trip and Safari - Livingstone

9-Day, 8-Night All-Inclusive Volunteering Trip from Spark Ventures in Zambia and Botswana

The Fine Print

  • Book by 6/15/12 or 8/30/12, depending on option, or promo value expires
  • Travel by 7/23/12 or 1/31/13, depending on option
  • Limit 1/person, may buy 1 add'l for July or 3 add'l for Jan as gifts
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Cancellations subject to $500 fee
  • 30-day cancellation required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in; 12+ to stay
  • Valid only for standard rooms
  • Must sign waiver
  • Airfare and taxes not included

Questions and Answers 23 questions

Q:

What are the medical facilities in Zambai like if such attention is needed during the trip?

Carol T.  asked on  Apr 16, 2012

A:

There are hospitals and private clinics in all of the cities where the group will be staying: Ndola, Lusaka and Livingstone, Zambia. We have only had minor illness occur with our trip participants and they have received immediate attention from private clinics and were treated without complications. Spark Ventures has a plan for any trip participants who would need additional attention to be flown to Johannesburg, South Africa (3 hours) or to Europe.

Erin D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Apr 16, 2012

Q:

To be clear, this deal does NOT include international flight from the United States to Zambia, correct?

Mimi T.  asked on  Apr 16, 2012

A:

This deal does not include international flights. Participants are responsible for getting to Ndola, Zambia on or before July 15 (or January 20). Spark is happy to consult on travel logistics. Please feel free to call our office, 773-293-6710.

Erin D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Apr 16, 2012

Q:

How safe is this trip? What immunizations would we need? Is malaria a problem? What airport do we need to fly into/out of?

Laura J.  asked on  Apr 16, 2012

A:

Zambia is one of the safest countries in all of Africa....never had a civil war and politically very stable. Spark has taken over 150 volunteers on numerous trips and never had a safety or security issue. Immunizations needed depend on what you've currently have so we recommend checking with the CDC for Zambia travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/zambia.htm. We do recommend anti-malaria medication, which most doctors can prescribe. Participants fly into Ndola, Zambia (NLA) and leave from Livingstone, Zambia (LVI). You can also fly into Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) the day prior to the trip and Spark can help to arrange for an additional overnight and regional flight to Ndola. Lots more questions are answere on our FAQ page here: http://www.sparkventures.org/get-involved/partnership-trips/faqs/

Erin D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Apr 16, 2012

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