Zambia Family Holidays

Zambia is one of our favourite 'off the beaten track' family holiday destinations, offering a truly private and memorable experience and for the right type of family. Affectionately known as the 'Real Africa' Zambia is home to the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River and abundant wildlife. Zambia is the perfect destination for those families with a sense of adventure and a love of nature.

Family safari at Kafunta River Lodge White water rafting on an exciting Zambia family holiday Admiring the views of the Luangwa River, Photo by Norman Carr Safaris
  • An un-commercial and remote safari for adventurous families
  • Small lodges and camps with personal attention
  • Safari houses catering specifically for families
  • The largest concentration of hippos in Africa
  • A wide diversity of activities from canoeing to fishing, boating, walking and game drives
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery from meandering rivers and superb woodland forests to grassland plains
  • Adventure activities at Victoria Falls
  • Easily combined with Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique or Malawi

The diversity of experience in Zambia is enough to keep even the most travelled of families interested. From the adrenalin-filled adventure activities on offer at the Victoria Falls, to the walking safaris on offer at the South Luangwa (teens only) and the boating and canoeing on offer along the Zambezi River, no member of the family will be bored.

Zambia will almost certainly provide an authentic experience of Africa for your family. The remote camps and lodges in this part of the world don't know the meaning of the words 'mass tourism', and this makes them perfect for families in that they are small enough to be flexible and accommodating whilst providing personal attention. A few will also provide specific children's activity programmes. There are also a series of 'safari houses' which cater particularly for families and provide the family with their own guide, specific activities and chefs.

Your dedicated Mahlatini family holiday specialist will be an expert in Zambia and as a result will recommend only accommodation and regions which will provide the best experience for your family. Where possible this bespoke service will extend to planning any additional extra activities or family surprises which will make this family holiday one of the most unforgettable.

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Zambia Family Holiday

Family Holiday to Kenya, Seychelles & Zambia

Mr and Mrs Smith

Fabulous holiday to Victoria Falls, Kenya and Seychelles. A perfect mix of activity, excitement and relaxation, crammed with great experiences for all members of the family.

13/08/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zambia

Jen Sheriff

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed each place we visited

27/07/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Shaun Flanagan

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Darrell Spinks

We had an outstanding vacation in Cape Town and on safari at several camps which will remain as one of our favourite trips anywhere in the world! Experiencing a safari had been on our list for years and although we had received some advice and done some research, we found being on safari was a singular, immersive and very absorbing experience.

11/06/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Zambia

Sandra & Toby Behr

Unbelievable experience. From beginning to end, we all had the most wonderful time - the friendly staff, the game viewing, the service, the food - we cannot praise each and every one connected to our holiday. Everything done with a smile. Would certainly recommend the whole deal to anyone. We would also like to compliment Mahlatini for their most efficient service regarding the booking and arranging our trip - first class in every way, from…

10/10/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Seychelles, South Africa & Zambia

Ricardo Honegger & Family

Zambia - Fantastic accommodation great people and family atmosphere at the lodge. Charmaine organised some wonderful trips for us. Food excellent and no problem catering for kids. South Africa - great lodge again. our villa was cold Mahlatini :). great game rides saw all the big fives but the lions but got compensated by seeing the wild dogs. Mahlatini were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. organised a trip of a lifetime

10/08/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Malawi, South Africa & Zambia

Valerie Clifford

Officially the best family trip ever!

23/07/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Gina & Jason Smith

Stanley's camp in Okavango delta and tau pan in kalahari both hardly had any animals, it was very disappointing especially for our kids. The people that worked there are super nice though.

17/08/2017 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zambia


We had an amazing trip - we enjoyed all of the places we visited but the highlights were Toka Leya and Monwana. Those accommodations were amazing and Victoria Falls and Thornybush Game Reserve were spectacular. However, all of the places we visited offered something different. From Capetown to Stellenbosch, and Livingstone to Thornybush, none of the experiences were redundant and each fit together into a very nice, complete…

12/05/2017 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, Mauritius, South Africa & Zambia

Julian & Vivienne Wantling

Fantastic Santuary locations with generally outstanding service and heartwarming African hospitality, breathtaking locations. Full score only let down as a result of problem and unpleasant experience with 1 manager.

20/04/2017 Read full trip review