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 with his cubs at Makalolo Camp Family spot giraffes while horse-riding in Zimbabwe A pod of hippos beside water
  • 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
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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 South Africa & Zimbabwe

Alison Clough & Richard Purchase

The best holiday ever. We all loved Cape Town. The family safari was amazing. We loved Serondella. Victoria Falls- spectacular and Franschhoek was civilised and enjoyable.

03/10/2019 Read full trip review

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

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe

Pamela Brandt

We have done a lot of traveling but this trip by far was the best. I am usually responsible for organizing our travel. This is the first trip that I have used a travel agent, primarily because a safari was involved. I am so glad I did! It was so well organized. The people you employ are the best. They are friendly, on time, and eager to help you.…

25/01/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe


Wonderful locations, nature and experiences

08/01/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe


Trip was incredible - we loved it. I can't really imagine how it could have been much better. Doing both Botswana and Zimbabwe was an excellent call. The land, the animals and the people were amazing, the camps were beautiful and the logistics (planes and transfers) were seamless.

26/07/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Mauritius, South Africa & Zimbabwe

Hansa & Vinodkumar Karsan Patel

Best arranged holiday we have ever had.

19/09/2017 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Mozambique, South Africa & Zimbabwe


Fantastic trip which will remain in our minds for a long time !

10/08/2016 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe


Would do it again but with some small changes. Had a wonderful time.

20/07/2015 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Zimbabwe


Everything went smoothly, and everyone was very efficient. An awesome and unforgetable experience.

28/05/2015 Read full trip review