Zambia Family Safari (8n) – Classic

Zambia Family Safari (8n) – Classic

  • Days 1–4 : South Luangwa National Park
  • Days 5–8 : Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Price From : $19,052 - based on a family of four
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Best Months : Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Countries : Zambia

Our Zambia Family Safari at this classic level features the South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi. These two amazing safari parks combine dry game viewing with the waterways of the Zambezi. One of our most popular Zambia family safaris.

Our Zambia family classic trip is available for families with children aged 8 years and over. This is a fantastic safari, combining two amazing areas! It starts with wonderful walking and night drives in the South Luangwa. After that, you will have four nights in the Lower Zambezi, which offers walking safaris, boating, game drives, and canoeing. This diversity of activities is thrilling! Zambia offers some of the most authentic safari experiences, so a trip here is ideal for families looking for adventure rather than sheer luxury.

The two properties we use for the trip are Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe River Camp. Mchenja is situated on the banks of the Luangwa river, amidst a grove of ebony trees. Its guest accommodation includes a family unit, which can sleep up to three children! Chongwe is just outside the official boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers. It too has accommodation suitable for families – a self-contained tented suite, no less! At both camps, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

Save up to $5,780 per family

Book and travel before 20th December to save thousands on this classic Zambia family safari

Travel from: 5th January - 19th December

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The prices below are based on two adults and two children aged under 12 years travelling together and please note that the prices are approximate. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your holiday. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx $19,052 - based on a family of four in low season

To approx $23,552 - based on a family of four in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

Our Zambia Family Safari at this classic level features the South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi. These two amazing safari parks combine dry game viewing with the waterways of the Zambezi. One of our most popular Zambia family safaris.

Our Zambia family classic trip is available for families with children aged 8 years and over. This is a fantastic safari, combining two amazing areas! It starts with wonderful walking and night drives in the South Luangwa. After that, you will have four nights in the Lower Zambezi, which offers walking safaris, boating, game drives, and canoeing. This diversity of activities is thrilling! Zambia offers some of the most authentic safari experiences, so a trip here is ideal for families looking for adventure rather than sheer luxury.

The two properties we use for the trip are Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe River Camp. Mchenja is situated on the banks of the Luangwa river, amidst a grove of ebony trees. Its guest accommodation includes a family unit, which can sleep up to three children! Chongwe is just outside the official boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers. It too has accommodation suitable for families – a self-contained tented suite, no less! At both camps, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

Save up to $5,780 per family

Book and travel before 20th December to save thousands on this classic Zambia family safari

Travel from: 5th January - 19th December

Days 1–4 South Luangwa National Park

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On the first day of your trip, you will fly out to the South Luangwa National Park and transfer to Mchenja Bush Camp. Mchenja means ‘ebony’, and the camp’s setting under ebony trees is lovely for the shade it provides. The Luangwa river rushes along a nearby bend in the watercourse, attracting a lot of thirsty wildlife! The main areas are constructed around a fallen ebony tree, bestowing a rather magical feel. Both the lounge and dining areas are comfortable, and the camp’s plunge pool is great for a splash-about in the heat of the day! Mchenja has a family unit containing two bedrooms, able to accommodate two adults and up to three children. Activities focus on day and night game drives and walking safaris. The latter are offered only to children aged over 12 years, but there is a special programme for 8- to 12-year-olds – Luangwa Lion Cubs! Featuring an excursion to the local school, the opportunity to learn about game ranging, and making your own clay pot, Lion Cubs is perfect for keeping the kids busy!

Board basis and activities:
Full-board accommodation including two guided safaris daily, all meals, standard bar drinks, transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport, and a full laundry service.

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Days 5–8 Lower Zambezi National Park

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For the second half of your family safari, you will fly to Chongwe River Camp. Situated just outside the Lower Zambezi National Park, the camp has beautiful views of the river confluence as well as the escarpment to the rear. The main areas are super-comfortable and incorporate a termite mound into their design! Meals are often enjoyed al fresco, on the riverbanks, while watching the local wildlife. Guest accommodation consists of eight tents and two suites – we recommend the Albida suite, which is self-contained and features two bedrooms, a lounge, a fire pit, and your very own plunge pool! As at Mchenja, activities are centred on game drives and walking safaris for older children, but here too children can enjoy Luangwa Lion Cubs. Boat trips and canoeing are also available.

Board basis and activities:
Fully inclusive of all activities, meals, selected house alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and a laundry service.

On Day 9, you will fly to Lusaka and connect on to your international flight/s home.

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