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Zambia Family Safari Holiday

Inspirational safari family holiday to Zambia

Set off with the family on a journey of exploration along Zambia's mighty Zambezi River. Tick the Victoria Falls off the family's travel bucket list and then introduce the kids to Africa's famous wildlife in the Lower Zambezi National Park. It is simply one of life's unbeatable adventures. Discover one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, staying in a family room at Thorntree River Lodge. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, you will enjoy private river cruises, cultural visits, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking and game drives, all included in your stay. Additionally there's guided rainforest walks, bungee jumping and helicopter flips as well as a kids' club. It's then time to explore the untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park staying at Lolebezi Safari Lodge where you will wake up with the majestic Zambezi River flowing just in front of your room.

The area has some of the best wildlife sightings in the world. Famous for its leopard population and elephant herds, this amazing destination is best experienced on foot with one of African Bush Camps' experienced guides. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, river cruises and fishing.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Livingstone
  • 3 nights - Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Lolebezi Safari Lodge, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
  • Ends - Transfer to Lusaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zambia
  • Nights Icon 6 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


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Livingstone

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Livingstone Airport where the family will be met and driven to your lodge at Victoria Falls.

  • 3 nights

Thorntree River Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Unit

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T deck and lounge area
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Day 4 - 7

Return to the airport today to catch a light aircraft flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park. At the airstrip a guide will met you and take you on a game drive en route to your lodge.

  • 3 nights

Lolebezi Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | Family suite

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Day 7

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

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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 basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • 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
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers 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
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


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.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Puku
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Impala
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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