Zambia for family safaris



Zambia offers a truly authentic safari experience, with high quality guiding and excellent game viewing. These elements are often those most talked about in travel magazines, but many well-travelled safari jetsetters may not realise that Zambia is a perfect safe haven and unforgettable paradise for families.   Many camps throughout Zambia have introduced a more family friendly approach, making Zambia not just the go to place to experience diverse wildlife and stunning scenery, but an exceptional safari destination for families.  With activities that will engage all the family and will excite even the youngest of safari goers.

Lower Zambezi National Park An intimate setting to spend quality time together, for all ages

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Encourage and stimulate your little one’s imagination, entice all the family to explore the wilderness and let their senses come alive in Lower Zambezi National Park. This destination is most suitable for families, delivering the best of both worlds, an intimate safari experience and a diverse range of activities. From boating and fishing on the Lower Zambezi to canoeing and walking safaris for children aged 12 years and older.

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Potato Bush Camp An educational exploration, let your little ones graduate from bush school This camp is a young explorers dream; children as young 4 years old can get directly involved in activities such as the ‘Children’s Game Drives’, learn how to track buffalo and dig for water just like elephants.These drives are shorter than typical safari treks, meaning other stimulating activities are available on return such as survival skills in the bush, weaving palm mats and toasting marshmallows.

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Chiawa Camp A family suite that matches the sheer size of the wilderness Set on the secluded banks of the Zambezi River, Chiawa Camp not only provides endless views and the perfect backdrop to capture wild game. It also hosts some of the best luxury tents and one exceptionally designed suite for families with children 5 years and older. The suite includes a bedroom, bathroom and lounge with couches and daybeds that convert into extra beds. The available activities also make this camp suitable for larger families with a diverse age range, activities include; game drives and boat cruises for those age 8 and above and for the adventurous teenager, a chance to get up close and personal in the wild via walking safaris or canoeing in the nearby river.

South Luangwa National Park A premier game viewing experience to share with older children

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Discover the intense concentration of wildlife and game as a family, in South Luangwa National Park, suitable for families with children aged 12 years and over. The whole family will be amazed by the sheer number of wild animals and photographic moments that arise. With activities that are sure to excite even the most energetic of children, from the park’s famous walking safaris led by some of the top guides in the country, to a boat safari across the South Luangwa river or even night game drives.

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Flatdogs Camp An action-packed family adventure Located right on the border of the South Luangwa National Park, Flatdogs Camp delivers a family friendly feel, with spacious and airy chalets including a larger family chalet with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and upstairs viewing deck. The lodge itself is designed for families and has plenty of activities for children, offering a pool, with water-slide, flexible dining times and a children’s menu. For those looking for an insight into local life, visiting the nearby village is often popular with families where children get to play football with the local community.

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Mfuwe Lodge A tranquil setting, to just enjoy the moment Set around the banks of two lagoons, this region of the park is known for its prolific game, with an endless stream of wildlife. Mfuwe Lodge is the perfect place to take it easy and unwind with the family, whilst also enjoying the safari experience. The lodge’s facilities allow families to pause and spend quality time together, whilst lounging on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool with a breath-taking view. If guests still don’t feel refreshed, parents can head over to the Bush Spa, a calm sanctuary offering a range of treatments, each one adapted to suit the surroundings and leave guests feeling revitalised. Children of all ages are welcome to join all activities including game drives, the lodge also has family rooms with extra sleeping areas and can arrange babysitting if required.

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