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  • Dear Rob, thank you so much for organising what was a truly fantastic holiday. We have come back with so many great memories. As you told us at the outset, Zambia is a special place, the people are so friendly and the game viewing, particularly at South Luangwa, was amazing. We all had a wonderful break, made all the better by the lack of phone signal and wifi. All the lodges were great and the staff were almost without exception lovely and welcoming. We thought that Mwamba and Old Mondoro were really, really special places to stay. We also thoroughly enjoyed Kaingo and thought that Siankaba was a great spot from which to visit the Falls. The local people and the village there were so welcoming. Things that stood out a little more than all the other great things – The guiding at Kaingo and Mwamba – Sylvester was our guide and he was brilliant.  It was also really good to have the same guide through both camps, Mwamba – just being out in the bush miles from anywhere; a true wilderness, Old Mondoro – the setting on the river is really special, Canoeing The Discovery Channel at Old Mondoro and the boat ride down from Chiawa to Old Mondoro. Overall this was a really fantastic break.  You have 5 happy customers and we will undoubtedly return to Africa in the future with you.

    Andrew, Penelope, Imogen, Henry & George from Essex travelled to Zambia
Boat cruise on Lower Zambezi, ZambiaElephant bull crossing Zambezi River, ZambiaGame drive in Lower Zambezi, ZambiaJet-boating in Batoka Gorge, Livingstone, ZambiaMicrolighting over the Luangwa River, ZambiaSussi cultural village visit, Livingstone, ZambiaVictoria Falls aerial view, ZambiaWhite-water rafting below Victoria Falls, Zambia

Zambia

Family holidays

Family holidays in Zambia

For families with children old enough to enjoy the African bush at its best, Zambia is an incredible family safari destination to consider, offering fantastic wildlife, genuine wilderness, varied activities and exclusivity. Families can really enjoy an adventure into the wild, with fantastic guiding and a complete escape from modern facilities and communications.

In terms of safari accommodation, the best family options are a series of private safari houses which can be booked on an exclusive basis. Such houses vary in size and style, but typically cater for up to eight guests at a time. Some camps do have two-bedroomed ‘family units’ and safari tents/chalets are usually large enough to include one extra bed. Quadruple accommodation, however, is rarely possible.

A key reason why Zambia is such a great family safari destination is the variety of activities on offer. As well as standard game drives (by day and night), Zambia offers some of the best walking, canoeing, boating, fishing and microlighting available in Africa. Victoria Falls Town (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia) are known as the ‘adventure capitals’ of Africa, with white-water rafting, elephant-back safaris, bungee jumping, jet-boating, helicopter flights and much more on offer. Swimming in a rock pool on the top of Victoria Falls, canoeing past pods of hippo on the Zambezi or flying over the falls in a microlight are incredible activities for families to experience together. Please note that many of the activities (rafting, walking, canoeing, microlighting, horse-riding etc) will have minimum age limits.

On private safaris, specialist private guides can be arranged and activities can be orientated towards the kids as much as is required.

Please visit our Family Safaris page for more general information on travelling to Africa with children, or contact us with your specific ideas and questions.