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Victoria Falls, Safari and Seychelles Family Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach family holiday to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Seychelles

This 3-part family holiday seamlessly combines a visit to Victoria Falls with an exciting Big 5 safari in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and a beach stay in the Seychelles tagged on at the end.

Your children will have the privilege of seeing one the 7 natural wonders of the world, the beautiful Victoria Falls and at the same time enjoy a host of exciting activities in the area including boat trips and canoe safaris on the Zambezi River, white water rafting and bungee jumping (age dependant), rhino tracking and many more. From here they will fly by light aircraft to Somalisa Acacia Camp offering the ultimate family safari adventure in the Hwange National Park. Here the children will learn about nature and experience incredible up-close encounters with wild animals in their natural habitat. You will stay in a family tent and be led on game viewing activities by Child Specialist Guides. End off this epic adventure with a relaxing beach stay in a 2-bedroom family pool villa at the 5-star Constance Ephelia resort on Mahé Island in the Seychelles. With 2 beaches, a Kids' Club, and a huge choice of land and water sports, including zip line through the tree canopy, there will be plenty to keep you occupied when you had your fill of lying by the pool.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Livingstone
  • 2 nights - Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 4 nights - Somalisa Acacia, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 1 night - OR Tambo City Lodge, Gauteng, South Africa
  • 5 nights - Constance Ephelia Seychelles, Mahé, Seychelles
  • Ends - Transfer to Mahé for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • 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 Livingstone

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Livingstone Airport in Zambia where you will be met and driven to your lodge at Victoria Falls.

  • 2 nights

Thorntree River Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Suite

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Day 3 - 7

Today you will be driven to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe and then fly by light aircraft to Hwange National Park. A guide will meet you at the airstrip and take you to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Somalisa Acacia
All Inclusive | Family Tent

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T the swimming pool and deck
B the fitness suite
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Day 7

Today you will fly by light aircraft back to Victoria Falls Airport where you will catch an international flight to Johannesburg in South Africa. Here you will overnight in an airport hotel.

  • 1 night

OR Tambo City Lodge
Bed & Breakfast | Family Room
South Africa

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Constance ephelia seychelles corossol breakfast 1280
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Day 8 - 13

Fly today from Johannesburg to Mahé Airport in the Seychelles. You will then be driven to your resort on the island.

  • 5 nights

Constance Ephelia Seychelles
Half Board | 2-Bedroom Family Villa

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Day 13

Today you will be driven back to Mahé Airport where you will catch your international 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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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) in Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Non-Motorised Water Sports in the Seychelles
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution to Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages with the exception of Thorntree River Lodge and Somalisa Acacia
  • Additional activities or options on offer
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.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • 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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
    Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Kudu
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
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Sample Itineraries


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