Nakatindi Community & School
AKP Project Since 2010
AKP believes communities bordering national parks deserve to benefit from tourism–and is making it happen
AKP’s commitment to helping communities living on the edge of wilderness extends to our work with Nakatindi Village in Zambia. Approximately three miles from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge, the Nakatindi Village sits against the border fence of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, its people living with the human/wildlife conflict every day. AKP believes communities like Nakatindi Village deserve to benefit from tourism, an industry that relies on their continued willingness to coexist with wildlife, and is working with the Nakatindi Village leadership to improve lives and livelihoods at the household level.
With support from A&K guests, AKP has initiated projects that include constructing boreholes for clean water; building a medical clinic; and expanding the school’s vegetable garden to generate income and supplement children’s diets. Along with Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, we have built a new classroom block and established a school lunch program. Bicycles, which provide a necessary mode of transportation as well as a livelihood, are also playing a role in enhancing lives: In 2015 Abercrombie & Kent offices in the U.S., UK and Australia teamed up with Working Bikes to donate hundreds of bicycles which, along with their shipping containers, were used to establish a village bike shop and a bike tour enterprise run by five local women. In addition, each graduating student receives a bike in order to travel the seven miles to school.
While in Zambia visit the Chipego Bike Shop, whose women proprietors are happy to share their stories. Talk with residents as you tour the village by foot or bike, stopping at the school, garden, clinic, individual homesteads and marketplace. Walk along the fence that divides this community from the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, home to the largest translocated population of rhino in Zambia.
A&K can include a visit to Nakatindi Village on a Tailor Made Journey to Zambia. Call our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you. Guests travelling on the Luxury Small Group Journey Botswana Safari in Style and Signature Botswana also visit Nakatindi Village.