June 29: Arrive in Lusaka and transfer to lodge on outside of city in bush camp that features Zebra and impala. Bike setup and orientation. Get ready for an exciting week ahead!
June 30: Visit to World Bicycle Relief HQs in Lusaka to build Buffalo Bicycles and distribute to beneficiaries.
July 1: Lusaka—Mazbuka: mix of road and dirt. Conquer the Munali Hills, travel past farms and sugar plantations Camp at Turf Club, a polo cross club.
July 2: Mazbuka—Monze. Challenging day through rural Africa, winding through countless villages, passing donkey carts, and meeting children along the way. Camping on a private farm and campfire dinner. 286 bird species live on this campground!
July 3: Monze—Choma. Pass by villages, market sellers, diary and cattle farms. Arrive at Masuku camp with amazing wildlife and overlooking a breathtaking dam.
July 4: Choma—Lake Kariba. Pedal to the beautiful Lake Karima with amazing scenery. Enjoy cool beverages and travel back to Masuku Lodge.
July 5: Day off! Enjoy the town of Choma, including guided birding or nature walks, town museum, and visiting one of our beneficiaries. Enjoy the local market!
July 6: Choma—Kalomo. Experience the rural areas off-road, passing countless small villages untouched by tourism. Lodging in Kalomo guest houses.
July 7: Kalomo— Livingstone. Our last day in the saddle ending at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We reflect on the day with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi river, staying at the Thorn Tree House and tented camps. See the hippos and elephants up close!
July 8: Livingstone. Explore the town in the morning, but save some energy for the afternoon Grassroot Soccer tournament, sponsored by Bike Zambia. You will be amazed at this organization’s impact
July 9: After breakfast riders will have airport transport to Livingstone, for either an international return flight or a domestic flight to Lusaka to connect home. Note: some riders opt to stay another day for safari, tourism, or other activities.
Watch our documentary about Bike Zambia 2012, filmed and edited by Brendon Bell.