What Is Sustainable Tourism?
Sustainable tourism is an approach to tourism that prioritises a low environmental impact and social responsibility. It aims to provide a positive experience for local people as well as the tourists themselves.
Sustainable tourism is a commonly adopted practice in successful ecotourism, and it’s at the heart of our operations in Zambia, with all of our tours giving back to the community and supporting the local economy.
What Is Ecotourism?
Ecotourism is a branch of tourism that offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate the natural landscapes, wildlife and local culture of an area. It is intended to promote the conservation of these natural resources for future generations. All of our sustainable safari tours offer plenty of opportunities to soak up the rich culture and history of Zambia, with many trips available to monuments, museums and off-the-beaten-track gems that raise awareness of the best Zambia has to offer and provide an incredible immersion into nature at its best.
At Ntanda Ventures, Zambia is our passion, so we do all we can to give back to the community.
- We promote growth by employing local residents and using locally sourced goods and supplies where possible
- We plant paw paw and avocado trees (from the seeds of fruits) and give excess plants back to the community
- We use energy-efficient equipment and have inverters and solar backup
- All goods on our property are recycled where possible
- Our budget packages include the extras to add a little luxury to your safari. We are very proud of our chitenge bags (a local material usually worn as a wrap around) which include your organic toiletries made in Zambia. Each bag includes a locally crafted gift just for you.
The Kuomboka Ceremony
Kuomboka is a word in the Lozi language which literally means ‘to get out of water’. The traditional ceremony takes place at the end of the rainy season, when the upper Zambezi River floods the plains of the Western Province. The festival celebrates the move of the Litunga, king of the Lozi people, from his compound at Lealui in the Barotse flood plain of the Zambezi River to Limulunga on higher ground.
Mukuni Village Tour – With a population of about 5000, Mukuni is a real village with real Leya people living their lives. You will learn about their livelihoods, culture, and see Chief Mukuni’s Palace. You can also pre-arrange to have a taste of the traditional food and beer. (2-3 hours)
Musokotwane village trip –full day
Experience a full African village experience during your day, including language and cooking lessons, lunch, food shopping, house tour, kraals, dam and springs visits, time in the village gardens and viewing a community support village project. If all that is not enough you learn how the villagers relax by taking part in dance lessons. An amazing insight into local the local Zambian lifestyle.
Culture and cooking Lunch trip
This tour covers all the essentials of African cooking. You get to experience shopping in an African market, have a cooking class in African meals and eat a full African lunch. If that was not enough to tempt you, you are also given a Tonga or Lozi speaking lesson, and an insight into Livingstone and Zambian history.
What Customers Say About Our Zambia Tours
Wondering what to expect when you book a safari in Zambia with Ntanda Ventures? See what some of our customers have to say.
I can’t thank Kerry and the team enough for the wonderful holiday we have just experienced, all organised by Ntanda Ventures. From the moment we arrived in Zambia and completed our holiday in Victoria Falls we were well taken care of and nothing was too much trouble for Kerry to take care of on our behalf. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will return and certainly use you for any future bookings.
A Lovely Surprise
Gail and Mike, South Africa
Best Tour Operator
Hi Kerry, we had a fantastic trip, one that we will remember for a long time! Everything was just perfect. The wedding venue was beautiful and we loved the safaris! Thank you for all your help.