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Elephant Charge excitement

Elephant Charge excitement

The girls must be crazy
The girls must be crazy
CLZ

It’s all about dust, sweat and gears! On 26 October 2013 the sixth Elephant Charge 4x4 challenge will take place in the Zambian bush raising funds for wildlife conservation. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Originally inspired by the Kenyan Rhino Charge, this fun-filled, family event takes nerve! Enthusiasts are challenged to the brink, racing around a thrilling course in the Zambian bush against the clock, the GPS and the other adrenalin-fuelled competitors. The most daring team will complete all of the check-points in the shortest distance, as well as winch up cliffs and down ravines to claim the much prized trophy. The event demands stamina and navigational skills as well as the ultimate team tactics.

But it’s not just for the rush that these eager ‘Elephant Chargers’ take part; it’s for the wildlife too. Organised by a committee of dedicated volunteers, in 2012 the Elephant Charge raised over $80,000 for conservation charities in Zambia, mainly promoting environmental education in local communities. With one of the highest deforestation rates in the world and the constant threat of poaching, this event provides much needed support for vital conservation and community work in Zambia.

Zambezi Traveller is one of the official sponsors of the ‘Muddogs,’ the hardworking team from Conservation Lower Zambezi.

Read more about the region in our destination guide:
Kariba & Middle Zambezi

Read more articles from this issue:
Zambezi Traveller (Issue 14, Sept 2013)