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Luangwa River Camp


Luangwa River Camp is a proud supporter of Project Luangwa, an educational charity that works to increase the standards of education in South Luangwa.

With the support of the local safari camps Project Luangwa builds school infrastructure, sinks boreholes for clean drinking water, provides textbooks, supports children through sponsorship, funds tree-planting schemes at schools, and more.


General School Supplies:
Chalk,College-Ruled Paper, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Solar Scientific Calculators

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar,and Math

First Aid/Health:
Sanitary Napkins

Other Needs:
Book needs can be found at these links for the different literacy programs supported by Project Luangwa: Click here for the lists of books and story sack contents. Also needed are books for the new, secondary school library. These can be secondhand reference or fiction that you may find in any library. Books by African writers and other books on the Mfuwe Day Library wish list on Amazon which can be found here. This list includes books that are on the required reading list for secondary level English literature.

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of August 23, 2019

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.