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  • Tero and Kati from Finland travelled to South Luangwa, ZambiaDear Michele, I and Tero want to thank you and the whole team for an unforgettable holiday in South Luangwa. It met all our expectations, and more. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. You knew exactly what we would like. The accommodation was superb. We enjoyed the drives very much, and had so many fantastic sightings. Walking is so great! You see, hear and smell so many different things (as you well know). The guides were excellent, and it is absolutely a good arrangement to have the same ranger the whole time. As for the wildlife, I think we saw everything that can be expected. I can imagine the number of animals you see is greater later in the season, but we don´t feel like we missing anything. The exciting scenes easily make up for the number of animals. We saw several leopards, more than ever before. Saw dogs several times as well, both from a car and on foot (also killing a bushbuck in the galley right in front of our chalet at Mwamba; the scene we could see in the full moon light). A porcupine, a serval, and seven out of nine mongooses they have in SL. First goliath heron and giant kingfisher, too. Thank you again. We will certainly contact you, when it is time for the next trip to Africa.Tero and Kati from Finland travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia

    Tero and Kati from Finland travelled to South Luangwa, Zambia
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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.