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children_safari Little boy on the radio to the lodge.
It made his day to order his lunch on the radio.
zambia_safari_family A spot of fishing on the Zambezi.
Kids love catch and release on the river.
childrens_nature_walks Boys out with their guide and tracker.
Checking out dung and footprints!
game_drives_safari The whole family on a game drive.
Watching the elephant move towards the river.

Family Safari in Zambia

Zambia is widely acknowledged as being one of the best game viewing areas of Africa and together with its history, scenery and exciting activities makes it a contender for a superb family safari holiday.

The national parks and reserves, due to excellent conservation protection and physical access, have been shielded from the tide of mass tourism that wildlife lovers may have heard of in other areas of East or Southern Africa. The result is a very intimate and authentic family safari.

Zambia enjoys a very pleasant climate divided into very distinct seasons that each provide an individual game viewing experience as always dictated by availability of water and rains which dictates the pace and programme of nature. We would not recommend a safari holiday in Zambia for families with infants and very young children; however, it is an excellent experience that older children and teenagers will thoroughly relish.

Livingstone Airport is well served by a network of scheduled flights from Johannesburg and by light aircraft connections between Zambia and neighbouring Botswana. Livingstone is the port of entry closest to the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Known as Mosi oa Tunya by the local people “the smoke that thunders” Victoria Falls is a spectacular destination in its own right and it is ideal to spend a few nights here either at the start of your safari or to conclude it.

Families with older and teenage children will enjoy the elegant safari lodges and hotels around the Falls and upstream alongside the quieter stretches of the Zambezi including, most famously, the luxurious Royal Livingstone whose guests enjoy unlimited access to the Falls on the Zambian side. They will also revel in the many exciting activities on offer in the area that range from the gentle – river cruising and tours of the Falls to the adrenaline rush of white water rafting, bungee jumping, microlite flights and walking with lions.

Away from the power and force of the Falls the Zambezi River becomes altogether a quieter beast as it winds through the diverse eco systems of the Lower Zambezi National Park bringing a wide variety of game to its lush verdant banks.

Access by light aircraft flight is required to arrive at some of Zambia’s best kept secrets. At the end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley the South Luangwa National Park is home to dense concentrations of wildlife that are nourished by the slow moving Luangwa River; pods of cumbersome hippo and stealthy crocodiles luxuriate in the oxbow lagoons created by the twists and turns of the river together with huge herds of elephant enjoying the river. Visitors to the South Luangwa National Park can experience a novel view of the game and birdlife by taking part in an expertly guided walking safari that are a well known speciality of the area.

In the north of the remote Kafue National Park, the oldest park in Zambia lie the vast Busanga Plains where visitors can enjoy both day and night game drives. The Busanga Plains has a permanent wetland, rivers and a seasonal floodplain that attracts overwhelming populations of plains game – zebra, buffalo and many species of antelope together with their ever watchful companions the predators’ lion, cheetah, leopard and Wild Dog. Zambia’s national parks have recorded over 400 different species of birdlife including blossoming swathes of brilliantly coloured bee-eaters, swifts, fish eagles and many wading birds such as herons and storks.

The safari accommodation we suggest for you and your family will be small and intimate tented camps with spacious en-suite rooms and each property expertly hosted to provide excellent customer service, superb cuisine and professional, knowledgeable guides and trackers.

This is just a tempting flavour of a truly wilderness safari adventure that you and your family can experience together and we have many more ideas and suggestions that we can blend with your own dreams and expectations to create your perfect tailor made family safari.

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