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new, fresh look in one morning, leaving the
afternoon open for guests to engage with
the children on a one-to-one basis, reading
to them, playing soccer, teaching songs and
sharing stories about their lives in their own
countries,” McLeod says. “The participants
and the children had an opportunity to expand
their worldviews. The children were given an
introduction to Western culture, while the Fuji
Xerox employees saw life through
the eyes of a Zambian child.”
In addition, guests presented
the children with gifts they had
brought with them from home –
including toys, books and clothes.
Luxury And
Unspoiled Beauty
Aside from these unique
experiences, one of the most
popular aspects of the trip among
guests was the destination itself
and the hotel selection. The group
stayed at the Royal Livingstone Hotel, which
offers five-star luxury amidst the unspoiled
beauty and simplicity of the surrounding
area. Those in attendance were impressed by
the locale’s rich and diverse history, culture
and a wide range of activities ranging from
adrenaline-producing to relaxing, and the
opportunities to experience African wildlife
and traditional culinary delights.
In addition to participating in the region’s
popular tourist activities, such as a tour of
the stunning Victoria Falls, interacting with
elephants and dining on the lawns of the
Royal Livingstone Hotel, the Fuji Xerox group
also had opportunities to participate in a
host of optional excursions that spanned a
broad range of interests. These included a
tranquil spa visit, a tour of the historic Chief
Mukuni Village, visiting the Walking with Lions
conservation project, flying over Victoria Falls
in a microlight plane or helicopter, bungee
jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge, taking
an elephant-back safari, white-water rafting
and rappelling or gorge swinging in the
Victoria Gorge.
From dinner with Shangaan Warriors in
a Boma (elephant park) to a sunset cruise
on the African Queen double-decker boat,
the SITE awards committee noted that the
program designed by Dragonfly and its
partners “proved that Livingstone and the
region serves as truly a distinctive destination
for a motivational program.”