Zambia Project

October 22, 2020 - November 1, 2020
Participation Fee
What's Included


Join Maranatha in Zambia and work at the Emmanuel Adventist Secondary School!

The school was opened in 2011 and today has 300 students. Their current campus does not have enough classrooms to accommodate the current students, much less allow for any future growth. They also do not have enough dormitory space or an administration building. The school and conference leadership approached Maranatha in 2019 with the request to build much-needed classrooms and address other campus infrastructure needs.

Volunteers on this project would be the first volunteer team to serve on the campus, although Maranatha has been working on campus since April, 2020. The group will build the masonry block walls for one of the buildings as well as reach out into the community through activities like children’s ministry programs and health education.

This project also has an optional safari excursion and a visit to the world-famous Victoria Falls at the end of the project, available for an additional cost.


School Masonry Construction

Community Outreach

Susan Woods,
Project Coordinator
David Woods,
Construction Superintendent
Thursday, October 22
Arrival in Lusaka, Zambia
Friday, October 23
First Work Day
Saturday, October 24
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, October 25
Work Days
Saturday, October 31
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, November 1
Departure from Lusaka or Join Optional Excursion
Sunday, November 1
Optional Excursion: Drive to Livingstone, Zambia
Monday, November 2
Optional Excursion: Victoria Falls
Tuesday, November 3
Optional Excursion: Zambezi National Park Safari
Wednesday, November 4
Optional Excursion: Departure from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (airport code LUN) on Thursday, October 22, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Lusaka, Zambia (airport code LUN) on Sunday, November 1, in the afternoon or evening. Those joining the optional excursion will depart from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) in the morning or afternoon of Wednesday, November 4.
Fringilla Lodge
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Zambia. Those joining the optional excursion will have a different departure airport, so pay close attention to the flight guidelines to make sure your flight aligns with the plans for the project.

The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. Due to travel time you may need to leave your home a day or two before the project start date. More information and flight arrival windows are available in the information packet available for download above.

Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare. Booking outside the advertised flight windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle or Azumano Team at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


Included: Game Farm

One afternoon during the work week the group will end wrap up a little early, and on the way back to the hotel, they’ll make a stop to visit a privately owned game farm. There are more than ten different species of African animals including zebra, impala, warthog, eland, and kudu. After driving through to see the animals, the group will enjoy a picnic dinner at the covered lodge before returning to the hotel that evening.

Optional: Victoria Falls and Safari: $910

Sunday: Volunteers will travel by bus to Livingstone, Zambia.

Monday: The group will view Victoria Falls from Zambia and then cross into Zimbabwe to see the falls from the other side. During the rainy season, millions of gallons of water thunder over the falls each minute and mist rises more than 1,600 feet in the air. November is the peak of the dry season, so the falls will look very different, but it is still a unique place to visit. That evening, the group will enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River.

Tuesday: The group will enjoy a full-day safari and have a chance to see all kinds of animals including elephants, water buffalo, hippos, zebras, lions, cheetahs, and much more.

Wednesday: Individuals can choose to add a lion encounter to their trip for an additional expense or enjoy a relaxing morning at the hotel before departing for the airport that afternoon.

The excursion has an additional cost which covers everything you’ll need during the excursion including accommodations, local transportation, meals, and entrance costs.

Zambia Facts & Figures




15.97 million


English (official) 1.7%, Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, many dialects


Tropical; modified by altitude. Rainy Season: Oct to April


Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%


Zambian Kwacha

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months past return with two blank visa pages.
  • Tourist Visa or KAZA Visa obtained upon arrival
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.