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Zambia offers an incredible family experience from thrilling wildlife encounters to the Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders

Zambia is one of the best destinations for families wishing to introduce their children to the magic of an African safari.

With excellent opportunities to spot the famous Big Five and highly dense populations of a huge variety of species, your family will enjoy action-packed game drives.

Surprisingly, Zambia remains one of the most uncrowded safari destinations in Africa so you’ll rarely have to compete with hordes of tourists in the vast national parks.

There’s also many fantastic ways to spot Zambia’s wildlife including day and night game drives, boating safaris, canoe trips and immersive walking safaris.

South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s premier wildlife haven and Africa’s mecca of walking safaris, so you can be sure your family will be in first-rate hands with some of the most renowned guides in the country.

It’s important to note there are age restrictions at most camps and national parks. The minimum age to participate in safari activities is generally 12 years old, although the Lower Zambezi National Park has increased their age limit to 14 for canoe trips and walking safaris.

You can ask our friendly Wayfairer Africa Team about any age restrictions at your preferred camps. If you have younger children, a fantastic option is to hire a private safari vehicle and guide, so you can roam the plains at your own pace.

Beyond the superb wildlife and national parks, you can take your family to Livingstone to see one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. The unparalleled Victoria Falls offers a huge range of activities including white water rafting, helicopter flights and scenic walks to see the best views of the mighty falls.

Wayfairer works with a range of family-friendly lodges and camps, so you’ll relax in spacious, luxurious suites after a long day of adventure. You can stay in a large tented house with a private pool at Flatdogs Camp, while Ila Safari Lodge offers enriching cultural encounters where you can taste the cuisine and learn about the local customs.

Many other camps run activities for children including first aid and survival skill workshops and some also provide nanny services for when you need a break.

Wayfairer can customise any of our Zambia itineraries to create a family holiday catered to your family’s interests and requirements.

Browse our suggested itineraries or contact us for Zambia family holiday ideas and any questions you may have about travelling to Zambia with children.

Call us on 0117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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