John and Carmen Nomad have been staying with us for the last three months. They are riding their motor bike up Africa to Japan and then down south America arriving back in Livingstone in Sixteen months.
They are a Canadian Couple who have been living in Africa for the most of the last 20 years.
They are working to develop the only Sports Academy for Orphans and underprivileged children in Zambia, in Mukuni Village.The Academy comes with a strong vision for these children. Orphans have been cared for in Africa for a long time, orphanages have been established and food and clothing have been distributed to thousands of orphans across the continent. However, we believe that a Sports Academy would give the orphans not only a purpose in life but a unique opportunity to build powerful characters and strong personalities and represent their tribe, village and country to international levels.
Our dream is to see our orphans com-pete in the 2020 Olympics and several other major competitions that require high training skills and natural talent.
Charley Boorman joined us again at the end of his trip “The Long Way Down”. His annual trip starts in August and covers around 5,000 kilometres and 3 countries, in 16 days through Af-rica’s most amazing countryside. Across open plains, through dense bush-land, rain forest and barren desert – this is a truly awesome journey, the first leg ending in Zambia in September.
Maramba staff together with ZAWA and Sven Bolton rescued an elephant calf stuck in the mud off Siloka island. The calf was about two years old and weighed approx two tons. The full story and other exciting news from the area can be found on Zambezi Traveller website www.zambezitraveller.com
Maramba and ZAWA have been busy removing all the water hyacinth from the Maramba River whilst it is flowing,. Most of the weed has gone through the heavy rains we have had up to date but we are removing the small pieces against the bank. There was a joint effort earlier this year but the river wasn’t flowing so made it difficult, we were assisted by ZAWA, Heritage and the University students.