Nekacheya Travel & Tours is a tour operations company established to share memorable experiences and all the amazing places around Zambia. Such as the Victoria Falls, Kafue National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Bangweulu wetlands, Samfya beach and many others too numerous to mention. All this is done under the umbrella of responsible tourism. From the planning stage, to the experience we offer the best service so that you can start planning your next trip with us immediately you get back home. Join us for a wonderful time as we experience Zambia together.
You + Us = Awesome
Zambia is in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area which is shortened to Kaza Region, this region is shared by Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola, so this allows us to expand our trips into some countries in this region, these being:
1. Botswana where we explore the Chobe National Park, Nxai National Park and the Makgadikgadi pans.
2. Namibia, we get to see the Namib Dessert, Etosha National park, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and many other amazing places.
3. Zimbabwe, we will explore the Hwange National park, Mana Pools National Park, Great Zimbabwe ruins among many other places.
The Nekacheya Story
Nekacheya Travel and Tours was started by Herbert who is a trained teacher at both primary and secondary levels. Herbert decided to start Nekacheya Travel and Tours after the death of his mother who was killed by an elephant in 2003.
After the death of his mother he decided to work with the environment as a tour operator in Zambia with his motivation being responsible tourism.
Herbert’s mother met her fate at her village which is located in the Mosi oa Tunya National Park here in Livingstone. On the fateful day, she went out with a friend to collect firewood. After collecting the wood, tying together, they carried the bundles on their heads and headed home. As they walked back home with the wood on their heads, they concentrated on balancing the wood, which made them focus on the road ahead. Little did they know that an elephant was walking behind them, when they realized its presence, it was too close to them, and as a result they panicked, dropped the wood and ran away. The noise caused by the dropped wood frightened the elephant which got into self-defense mode and charged at his mother. After about 70metres, it caught up with her, held her by the trunk, through her to the ground and stepped on her. All this was seen by Herbert’s cousin who was stationed at his house in the village, which was about 150m from the scene of the incident. After the attack the elephant walked away into the bush. The friend to Herbert’s mother survived the attack because she ran in another direction.
Over the years the company has grown and Herbert has been joined by Innocent, Gift and Jones who are all part of the Nekacheya Travel and Tours team.
The business logo are two footprints of an elephant as the participation in tourism is centered on an elephant.