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 Botswana & Zambia

Thomas & Katharine Murphy

Great break. amazing sights, high standard accommodation and treatment through out.

22/08/2016 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

John and Susan Salmon

So positive...all the attention to detail was appreciated, and everything worked well. We had such a good time. We felt the first two camps were the better of the three...poor Savuti was so dry, so there was not much game there.

19/08/2016 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Mr and Mrs Ross and family

Outstanding and life affirming.

13/08/2015 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Samuel and Kim Shepherd

Amazing life adventure - fabulous thing to with the family

17/02/2015 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Mark & Elizabeth Burgess

Fabulous game drives with knowledgeable, entertaining and courteous rangers. Outstanding accommodation staying with the "And Beyond" group. All transfers worked well.

20/05/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Louise Capp

Highlights were the Okavango Delta - surprise lunches and dinners set up in the bush and all the wonderful game drives; the river cruise in the Chobe National Park - we got so close to the animals on the river banks; the Victoria Falls

25/04/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Peta May Law

Highlights were the quality of the staff, the accommodation, the package in terms of the fact that we had good variety of places to go and the connections were fun, with a combination of small planes and overland. The winning factor was the Delta itself which is truly an incredible place. Untouched, no litter, no people. My personal highlight was seeing 2 leopard, one who obligingly feasted on a buffalo and…

22/04/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Mr Chris Western


24/02/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia


Botswana was brilliant...wonderful country and lovely people and a real Wilderness experience. The real highlight of the trip ....

11/02/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Mr Konstantin Mudrack & Family

A once-in-a-lifetime vacation in the Okavongo Delta. I specially appreciated the local travel partner Letaka Saafris and our guide Nkosi. The uncompromising integrity to care about nature, level of attention to explain to us and cater to our needs in the Bush was truely outstanding. I'd always recommend experiencing the Okavongo through this tip of Campsite Travel, by Letaka.

03/09/2013 Read full trip review