Zimbabwe Family Holidays

Zimbabwe has plenty to offer families with one of the world's best climates; wonderful scenery and diverse habitats; excellent game densities in the national park and a rich history.

Male lion and cubs at Makalolo Camp - Photo by Mike Myers A Zimbabwe family holiday horseriding adventure, from Inn on the Ruperara A pod of hippos - Photo by African Bush Camps
  • Family-friendly safaris in Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park
  • One of the world's best climates
  • A huge diversity of scenery
  • Adventure activities at Victoria Falls including bungee jumping and white water rafting (age restrictions apply)
  • Individually tailored children's programmes led by expert guides
  • Fishing and watersports on Lake Kariba
  • Safari and beach combinations with Mozambique, Mauritius or Seychelles

Both Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park offer specially trained professional guides who will design a special programme tailored to children to suit their ages and interests. These family programmes are designed to spark curiosity and interest, as well as offer a learning platform whilst your children are on holiday. They provide fun activities such as nature walks, bead making using local pods, collecting clay and making animal figures, cooking, fishing, canoeing and many others.

Zimbabwe is superb for teenagers too. Safari guides encourage teenagers to become interested in conversation and understand the issues facing wildlife. Also it is children of this age who will gain the most value from interactions with the local people, learning about their cultures and traditions. Victoria Falls is a fantastic destination for teenagers offering exciting adventure activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting or canoeing. The same can be said for Lake Kariba and its activities including exciting tiger fishing and other water sports.

The hotels, lodges and camps your Mahlatini family expert will offer you in Zimbabwe will have been hand-picked by us and will specifically cater for children in one way or another, mostly offering family rooms, kiddie meals and child friendly rates. Almost all have a pool where the children can cool down and play.

Whether you choose to take on an adventurous self-drive family trip throughout the country or travel to individual destinations by private transfer or light aircraft, our Mahlatini family holiday experts will help to tailor a safe and enjoyable holiday with you and your children in mind.

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Zimbabwe Family Holiday

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zimbabwe

Julie Brink and Family

There were so many amazing experiences on this trip--and a few hiccups. Overall, I was very happy with our safari.

13/07/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe

Mark, Rachel & Baillache Family

Really great holiday. All organised extremely well. Kids all agreed it was the best family holiday we have had (and we had some great holidays having lived in Asia for 3 years). To be fair it was not cheap (!) but there were so many different experiences in the 2.5 weeks and we could never have pieced such an itinerary together by ourselves - no chance. Can't wait to do it again.

04/05/2019 Read full trip review