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

Anonymous

Seeing the Victoria Falls. Evening cruise on the African Queen to see the sunset on the Zambezi. Breakfast on Livingstone island. Helicopter trip over Falls. The whole experience of staying at Muchenje Safari Lodge especially river safari.

02/09/2013 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa & Zambia

Alistair Jackson

The holiday was utterly amazing. We saw the most amazing sights - from sitting on the edge of Livingston Island, to a lioness & her cubs walking towards us through the early morning sun, to elephants crossing the river in front of us, to watching dolphins & whales playing in the surf from our room balcony. But what really made the holiday so enjoyable was the smooth organisation…

23/07/2013 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Anonymous

& beyond camps were exceptional. The care and genuine friendliness took us all aback. Everyone seemed keen to make sure we had a trip to remember. And the detail was really well though through - from the food, the care of children, the rooms, the locations. (NB - all I would say is next time we wouldn't cover quite so many destinations in such a short time. We'd drop one of…

04/08/2012 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Elisabeth Bowers

The whole holiday surpassed our expectations! Zambesi Sun hotel was clean and friendly. Surreal to wake up to zebra grazing infront of our window! Selinda camp was fantastic. Great food, beautiful accomodation and very professional staff who worked hard to meet our every need delivering 'hunting with lions' and an actual 'lion kill'. Xegira, a true water camp.Very peaceful and a slower pace than the game drives of Selinda.Even the local elephants found…

29/04/2012 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Mozambique, South Africa & Zambia

Katherine Yates

The holiday was excellent with the exception of Dugong Lodge which was very poor - although the location was good. The highlights were the other places we visited being River Club and Simbambili. I would like to return to both places. The overall rating of good is misleading because 2 of the places were excellent and one quite appalling.

16/01/2012 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Joy Burden

Santdebe (can't remember spelling now) in Botswana was a real highlight and the camp up near the SouthAfrica?mozambique border also fantastic.

20/12/2011 Read full trip review