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Luxury Zambia Family Safari

Inspirational safari family holiday to Zambia

This exhilarating family safari explores Zambia's remote wilderness areas, the Kafue and Lower Zambezi National Parks. In addition, the family also get to discover one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls. An enriching journey staying in some of the finest safari accommodation Zambia has to offer. First up, Shumba Camp in the Kafue National Park. Shumba Camp aptly means lion and is named after the huge prides of lion found in the Kafue National Park. During your stay, enjoy morning and evening game drives. The highlight will almost certainly be the hot air balloon safari. Board the hot air balloon as the sun is rising and sail over the plains. Enjoy a spectacular bird's eye view of elephants, hippo and plains game. Upon landing you'll enjoy a champagne bush breakfast. Next, Toka Leya Camp overlooks islands in the Zambezi River and is situated in Mosi- oa-Tunya National Park, a short drive from Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Relax, rejuvenate, or pump up your adrenalin with bungee jumping, white-water rafting, helicoptering and other thrills.

Finally travel to Chiawa Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Wake up to spectacular views over the Zambezi River and its vast array of resident wildlife. Elephant, lion, leopard, hippo and much more, occupy this gorgeous region of Zambia. The activities here include game drives, heart-stopping game walks (age dependent) as well as canoeing, boating and angling.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 3 nights - Shumba Camp, Kafue National Park, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Toka Leya Camp, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 4 nights - Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
  • Ends - Transfer to Lusaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zambia
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Lusaka Airport and connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Kafue National Park. At the airstrip the family will be met by a guide who will take you on a game drive en route to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Shumba Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tented Room
Zambia

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Day 4 - 7

Fly today by light aircraft to Livingstone Airport. Here a private driver will meet you and drive you to your camp at Victoria Falls.

  • 3 nights

Toka Leya Camp
All Inclusive | Family Room
Zambia

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Day 7 - 11

A further light aircraft flight today to the Lower Zambezi National Park. You will be met at the airstrip by a guide who will take you to your next camp.

  • 4 nights

Chiawa Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Suite
Zambia

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Day 11

Bid Zambia goodbye as the family travels by light aircraft to Lusaka Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private safari vehicle in each camp
  • Private guide in each camp
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Photographic Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Puku
    Puku
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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