Adventurous veterinary staff are being invited to harness paddle power for charity, while getting up close to African wildlife.

The fund-raising challenge, organised by the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS), will take place from 2-10 September 2017 and see participants canoe down the Zambezi river, while witnessing wild animals in their natural environments.

No previous canoeing experience necessary.

Money raised will go directly to the WVS, so the charity can continue its work across the globe.

Participants will also be able to visit an elephant orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia, where many of these animals are rehabilitated for eventual release back to the wild.

What’s included?

The cost of the trip is £2,995 per person (based on 10 participants), which participants would need to fund-raise for, plus a registration fee of £275.

This cost includes:

  • Return flights from London to Lusaka, Zambia (including all airport taxes and any airline-imposed fuel surcharges)
  • All transfers and transport in Zambia
  • Accommodation (tents during the canoe expedition and a basic lodge in Lusaka)
  • All meals and bottled water
  • Local canoe guides and a full support crew
  • 24-hour emergency support in Zambia and the UK
  • National park fees
  • Different travel tour leader
  • A pre-departure trek briefing
  • A donation to WVS

No previous canoeing experience is required, but a good level of general fitness is recommended as the days can be long and tiring.

With limited availability, early booking is advised – for more information, or to book a place, visit the WVS website.

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