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The Family Cape Town and Zimbabwe Adventure Vacation

Inspirational safari family holiday to Zimbabwe and South Africa

This family adventure combines a family-friendly safari in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park with a stay at the memorable Victoria Falls and the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa. Cape Town is the perfect city for children with a host of activities to keep the whole family entertained, from seeing penguins at Boulders Beach to heading up Table Mountain in a cable car. The fun continues at Victoria Falls with an endless choice of adventures including boat cruises along the Zambezi River where the children can be on the lookout for hippos and crocs. 

Saving the best for last, you will stay in a tented camp in the middle of the wildlife-rich Hwange National Park, famous for its huge herds of buffalo and elephant. Both you and the children will be constantly entertained by the many encounters with the animals around the camp and on game drives. The memories will last a lifetime and the children will be begging to return. Also included is a private safari vehicle and private guide for the duration of your safari in Hwange.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - The Clarendon Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Batonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Little Makalolo Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Victoria Falls for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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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 Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport, where you will be met and driven to your guest house in Cape Town.

  • 4 nights

The Clarendon Fresnaye
Bed & Breakfast | Family Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 7

Fly today from Cape Town Airport to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. A driver will meet the family and drive you to your guest house.

  • 2 nights

Batonka Guest Lodge
Half Board | 2 x Inter-Leading Pool View Rooms

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Day 7 - 10

Fly from Victoria Falls Airport by light aircraft flight to Hwange National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip waiting to take the family to the camp.

  • 3 nights

Little Makalolo Camp
All Inclusive | Family Tent

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Day 10

Fly back via light aircraft to Victoria Falls Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals 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
  • Private safari vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution 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
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 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
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Sable
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Orca
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Impala
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hippo
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Baboon
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
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