The Elephant Charge is an annual event which challenges teams of cars and motorbikes to complete a gruelling course through the Zambian bush. The Charge is held to raise money for conservation in Zambia, focussed on conservation through education, and in the ten years since it began, the event has raised over $1,176,000 which has been distributed to conservation organisations working across the country. The event is held at a different location each year over the course of a weekend in September or October.
Please see www.elephantcharge.org for more information
Elephant Epic MTB Race
The Elephant Epic is an annual mountain bike race from Lusaka to the Lower Zambezi, which aims to raise funds for wildlife conservation. The race follows a rugged and beautiful route from Lusaka to the Lower Zambezi down the escarpment, covering a distance of approximately 75 km. Long enough to be a challenge, yet short enough to attract riders of wide-ranging abilities, the route showcases the remote and beautiful Zambian scenery.
Please see www.gamerangersinternational.org for more information
Mulungushi MTB Challenge
The Mulungushi Mountain Bike Challenge is a family friendly event held each year on the Farmers’ Day long weekend (usually the first weekend of August) at Mulungushi Dam, 50km East of Kabwe. The event features mountain bike races and trail runs for all ages and abilities, ranging from the 1km toddlers ride all the way up to the 80km mountain bike marathon.
All events start and finish on the shore of the dam, taking participants out along scenic canyons, and through lush miombo forests. Accommodation consists of affordable self catering chalets and a campground, and meals are provided to all event entrants for the duration of the weekend.
This is a fun, affordable, fitness focused weekend away for your whole family.
Tangila Trail Series
Tangila Trail Series is socially motivated athletic event that takes place each July on beautiful Masebe Ranch in Mkushi, Central Province. The event includes a number of trail running and MTB options catering to a variety of levels. All trails start and finish at the Mkushi Country Club and free camping is available for all participants. Tangila Trail Series also hosts the annual Solomon Chidunuka Memorial Challenge in which teams of scouts and staff from Zambia’s national parks and protected areas race in memory of a true hero of Zambian conservation. All profits from Tangila Trail Series are donated to wildlife conservation.
Please see www.tangilatrailseries.com for more information.
White Water Rafting Festival
The annual Zambezi White-water Festival is proudly brought to you by Safari Par Excellence – Zambezi’s Top Adventure Specialists since 1988.This competition is open to amateur teams. Individuals are also welcome to enter and we will team you up with an epic crew.
Festival-goers will enjoy two days of big water, timed events, great food and amazing live music performances with artists from Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in one of the world’s most unique settings. Be a part of a community of like-minded people for an unforgettable weekend! Teams of six skippered by an International Rafting Federation accredited guide will battle it out for the grand title and some rather grand prizes in a two-day event.
Considered one of the best stretches of commercially run river in the world, Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its white-water rapids and striking scenery deep within the sheer black cliffs afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller-coaster ride along a route carved over millennia by the Great Zambezi.
Zambian Art & Design Show
The Zambian Art and Design Show popularly known as ZADS, is now in its 12th year and has been held every November for each of those years. The main objective of the show is to provide a platform for artists, artisans and designers to showcase their products to would-be customers and businesses on an annual basis.
Our key aim for the next decade is to turn the show into a Pan African show, which will not only attract more visitors from around and outside Zambia but also encourage more trade in the area of art and design between Zambia and the rest of the world. We also are in planning to include a trade day within the Show. ZADS has today become an eagerly awaited annual event in the Zambian calendar.
We encourage every Zambian to come and support locally produced handmade crafts and products from our exceptional vendors.
Thank you very much for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all at ZADS.