Zambia Project

March 24, 2021 - April 6, 2021
Participation Fee
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.


Join Maranatha in western Zambia and work at the Liumba Adventist School, located about 15 miles outside of Kalabo. The region is very rural and located in the flood plains along the Zambezi River, and for many years the Liumba School was only accessible by boat during the rainy season. The school was founded in 1928 and currently has more than 360 students, many of whom have to walk an hour and a half each way to attend. While the school is on a large property with plenty of room to expand, most of the buildings were built in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and they are falling apart. The School is in desperate need of staff housing, bathrooms, and new classrooms in order to expand to a full secondary school.

Volunteers on this project will be building the masonry block walls for one of the buildings on the campus. Depending on the skills and interests of those who join the project, the group will also reach out into the community through activities like children’s ministry programs and health education.

Update (Jan 2021): As countries continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic regulations change regularly. At this time Maranatha is moving forward with the preparation for this project. Those planning on joining this project should go ahead and register and we will update registered volunteers if there are any changes to the status of the project.



Community Outreach

Susan Woods,
Project Coordinator
David Woods,
Construction Superintendent
Debbie Paul,
Head Cook
Wednesday, March 24
Arrival in Lusaka
Thursday, March 25
Travel to Kalabo
Friday, March 26
First Work Day
Saturday, March 27
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, March 28
Work Days
Saturday, April 3
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, April 4
Travel to Kafue National Park
Monday, April 5
Safari Excursion
Tuesday, April 6
Departures from Lusaka
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (airport code LUN) on Wednesday, March 24.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Lusaka, Zambia (airport code LUN) on Tuesday, April 6, in the afternoon or evening.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Zambia. 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

When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted booking fees.

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Zambia and is named after the Kafue River. Animals in the park include a variety of antelope species, zebra, wildebeest, elephants, hyena, wild dogs, and crocodiles as well as large cats including leopards, cheetahs, and lions.

Kafue is located on the way back to Lusaka. On Sunday, volunteers will travel to Kafue and check in at the lodge before enjoying a sunset cruise on the Kafue River. On Monday the group will enjoy a full day safari, and the following day, volunteers will head back to Lusaka for their flights home.

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.
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.