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It made his day to order his lunch on the radio.
Kids love catch and release on the river.
Checking out dung and footprints!
Watching the elephant move towards the river.
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- Planning a holiday in Africa
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- What is a Safari camp?
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- The South Luangwa Safari camps.
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Messing about on the Zambezi?
Family Safaris in Beautiful Zambia
Zambia is an exciting family safari destination with national parks widely acknowledged as some of the best game viewing areas of the world. The protection in place has also made the national parks exempt from the ravages of mass tourism which can offer an intimate and exclusive family safari vacation.
The climate is mild and pleasant with distinct seasons that each provide a different game viewing experience due to the varying availability of water through the year with the temperatures rising to their height in October followed by the life giving wet season.
Access to the excellent game viewing areas is by light aircraft flight via Livingstone Airport which is ideally placed near the famous Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. A plethora of elegant safari lodges and hotels are situated here including the luxurious Royal Livingstone whose guests enjoy unlimited access to the Falls on the Zambian side. A few days at one of these properties or at a riverfront lodge alongside one of the quieter stretches of the Zambezi River upstream is an ideal way to start or end an exciting family safari vacation. In addition to leisurely activities on the river such as sunset cruises there are many adrenaline pumping pursuits such as white water rafting, bungi jumping, walking with lions to name but a few.
There are excellent national parks such as the Lower Zambezi National Park with its varied eco systems around the Zambezi River that is quieter as it passes through this area of the country and sustains a huge number of wildlife. The South Luangwa National Park lies at the end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and enjoys an amazing concentration of wildlife around the slow moving Luangwa River and the lagoons created in its lazy twists and turns. Pods of wallowing hippos share the oxbow lagoons with mighty herds of elephant cooling themselves off watched by crocodiles motionless on the river bank. Guided walking safaris are a speciality of the South Luangwa National Park.
Kafue National Park, the oldest park in Zambia, has the vast Busanga Plains with its seasonal floodplain that attracts vast number of birdlife in their thousands and rich plains game – zebra, buffalo, skittish antelopes. Naturally with such a concentration of animals there are many predators in residence – lion, cheetah, leopard and the elusive wild dog. Guests can enjoy both day and night drives.
The birdlife is prolific whether clouds of colourful bee-eaters, fish eagles and swifts as well as many species of wading birds such as – herons and stocks. In all Zambia’s national parks are home to over 400 different species of birdlife.
Safari accommodation is of the highest standard and we work closely with small intimate family owned and managed camps and private houses that share our passion for the environment, ethical tourism and customer service. The camps have a small number of tented rooms – perhaps only four or six which will be spacious with en-suite facilities, comfortable beds. This provides a very intimate experience and the high ratio of camp staff and experienced guides ensures every attention to detail is made.
A safari vacation in Zambia will create memories your family will cherish for ever.