VIKINGS (Zambezi, Niger and Densu Hostels)
House Tutors – Helena Melormey & Shadrack Mensah
Named after the fourth largest river in Africa, this hostel has a capacity for 40 boys but is currently occupied by 38. River Zambezi runs through six countries on its journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Its unique value is that it is less developed than others in terms of human settlement and many areas along its banks enjoy protected status. Its power has carved the spectacular Victoria Falls and the zigzagging Batoka Gorge.
Tana /Kariba Hostels
Named after the Lakes Tana and Kariba in Africa. Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Located in Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian Highlands, Lake Tana is fed by the Lesser Abay, Reb and Gumara Rivers The lake level has been regulated since the construction of the control weir where the lake discharges into the Blue Nile, which regulates the flow to the Blue Nile Falls (Tis Abbai) and hydro-power station.
Lake Kariba is the world's largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River.
What they have to say about themselves
We are Vikings; Vibrant, Interesting, Knowledgeable, Innovative, Nice, and Go-getters!! An essential part of our identity, as Vikings, is our colour, red. Red is, by far, the absolutely most perfect colour to ascribe to the Viking family, community and ideology. Red is the colour that defines us. First, stop and think of what the colour red reminds you of. Undoubtedly, most people will think of power, liveliness, strength and courage. We, Vikings, are as sprightly, full and well as the red blood that flows through our veins. We strive to do our best, to best our best, and best the best, so we can be called the best! As we work diligently, we make sure we paint the town red! We are Simba, we are Strength.
Nationalities Currently Represented
Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe