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Enjoy trip to African plains and help build orphanage

A Dublin tour operator is offering a new type of holiday experience for travellers who are seeking responsible tourism that has a positive impact on communities abroad.

Travel4change will take a group of 25 passengers from Ireland to Zambia for two weeks, departing May 16 and arriving back on May 29, with two further trips later on in the year.

The first three days of the holiday will be spent helping to lay the foundation stone for the Loyando Open Orphanage Community School in Lusaka. The school was burned down in 2007.

"You will contribute to lifting the people you meet out of poverty, helping them to provide for themselves on a sustainable basis," said tour operator Marjorie McHenry.

The holiday will also allow people to experience the wildlife of Africa, travel along the Zambezi river and visit Victoria Falls. The cost is €3,500 on the basis of shared twin room accommodation, or €3,850 with a single supplement. Information at www.travel4change.ie.