Zambia Project

August 26, 2021 - September 5, 2021
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 327 students.

The Emmanuel Adventist Secondary School was opened in 2011 in Chisamba. In 2019, a fire damaged one of the girls’ dorms and the assistance request came to Maranatha. Ultimately, the dorm was repaired using insurance funds; however, Maranatha agreed to build additional classrooms and dormitories on campus to accommodate more students and provide space for future growth. In 2020, Maranatha drilled a well on campus as well as built six classrooms and a new girls dorm and bathroom. The school currently has 327 students in grades 8-12, but there is still a big need for infrastructure on campus including a new boy’s dorm, an administration building, and meeting hall.

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 staff housing units 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 in the Lower Zambezi National Park after the end of the project, available for an additional cost.


Masonry Construction – Staff Housing Units

Susan Woods,
Project Coordinator
David Woods,
Construction Superintendent
Thursday, August 26
Arrival in Lusaka
Friday, August 27
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, August 28
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, August 29
Work Days
Saturday, September 4
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, September 5
Departure from Lusaka or Join Optional Excursion and Drive to Lower Zambezi National Park
Monday, September 6
Optional Excursion: Full Day Safari
Tuesday, September 7
Optional Excursion: Drive to Lusaka, Afternoon and Evening Departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (airport code LUN) on Thursday, August 26, 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, September 5, in the afternoon or evening. Those joining the optional excursion will depart from Lusaka (LUN) on Tuesday, September 7, in the afternoon or evening.
Fringilla Lodge
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 will be 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: Lower Zambezi National Park Safari: $625

Sunday, Sept 5: Travel to Lower Zambezi National Park and check in at the hotel. Enjoy an evening sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River.

Monday, Sept 6: Lower Zambezi National Park is located a few hours east of Lusaka, on the banks of the Zambezi river. Visitors can often see elephant, buffalo, crocodile, hippopotamus, and many antelope species. Lucky visitors can also spot lions and leopards. The group will have a full-day safari including a boat ride to and from the park with wildlife viewing opportunities from the water.

Tuesday, Sept 7: Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hotel before departing for the Lusaka with enough time to check in for afternoon and evening flights home.

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
  • COVID-19 Requirements
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.