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The African Adventure Family Vacation

Inspirational safari family holiday to Zimbabwe

This hassle-free family safari takes in 3 of Zimbabwe's most seductive sights: Victoria falls, Hwange National Park and Matusadona.  Begin at Victoria Falls where you will get to see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world in all its glory.  Aside from visits to the Falls, the area offers an abundance of activities from sunset boat cruises and bungee jumping to helicopter tours and white-water rafting.  Fall asleep to the sounds of the Zambezi River in your family tented suite at Old Drift Lodge. 

Next, fly between 2 of Zimbabwe’s most incredible safari regions staying at Somalisa Acacia Camp in Hwange National Park and Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.  Both are a part of the African Bush Camps portfolio, a visionary, award-wining company dedicated to conservation, with a passion for guiding. You will be blown away by the landscapes and wildlife of the parks, exploring them in game vehicles, on foot and by boat.  Both camps offer family rooms and Child Specialist Guides, as well as educational activities for the kids such as nature walks around camp, traditional storytelling, cooking classes and bead making.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights - Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 4 nights - Somalisa Acacia, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba & Matusadona, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Harare for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls

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Day 1 - 4

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

  • 3 nights

Old Drift Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Suite
Zimbabwe

A tented guest suite
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Day 4 - 8

Fly today via light aircraft from Victoria Falls Airport to the Hwange National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip to drive the family to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Somalisa Acacia
All Inclusive | Family Unit
Zimbabwe

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Day 8 - 11

Fly today via light aircraft to Lake Kariba where a guide will collect the family and take you to your next lodge.

  • 3 nights

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | 2 x Inter-leading Suites
Zimbabwe

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Day 11

Fly today via light aircraft to Harare Airport where you will connect with your 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 and drinks as specified
  • 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
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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
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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