Luangwa Safari House, Zambia

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Family Fun on Safari in Zambia

Keeping everyone happy

A family safari in a remote part of Africa is not going to be the cheapest ten days of your life, but Zambia does represent excellent value when it comes to game viewing in Africa - especially when compared to neighbouring Botswana.

Imagine your children going back to school after seeing leopards on the prowl, hippos cavorting, huge flocks of carmine bee-eaters and having experienced a bush picnic underneath ancient ana trees on the banks of one of the world’s most powerful rivers.

As far as holidays go, a safari in Zambia with your family is one of those trips you won’t forget in a hurry.



"A safari in Zambia affords you the luxury of raw, organic privacy; of being in a national park the size of Luxembourg but with few other visitors."

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Luangwa Safari House, Zambia

Organic Privacy

When you consider getting around usually involves flying, and take into account the logistics of supplying bush camps in the middle of nowhere with your morning bacon and eggs plus evening drinks, you’ll see a safari is worth every penny.

Zambia is the real deal. Wildlife viewing in both South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Park is simply unsurpassed. Some activities are better suited to teens, but younger children are well looked after and the flexibility of exclusive-use houses offers a perfect opportunity for the whole family to relax and enjoy some great safari activities.

 

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Safari and More...

"As exhilarating as a safari is, it can also be tiring for little ones. We'd always recommend a week afterwards to relax as a family."

Being centrally located, Zambia is impeccably placed for post-safari adventures too. See Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders – Victoria Falls is a bucket list sight, whether you take a stroll past them, enjoy a helicopter ride over them or white water raft down the Zambezi from them. It is also worth considering a post-safari flop on Malawi’s beautiful Lake Malawi, or heading to cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa – both of which can be accessed by a direct flight.

Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp, Zambia

Zambia Property Spotlights

Chongwe River House, Zambia
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Chongwe River House - Zambia

Now here’s a house that both unique, and perfect for families. A private safari retreat right on the banks of the peaceful Chongwe River in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, Chongwe River House boasts incredible escarpment vistas and superb game viewing especially as elephants come down to the river for a drink. With four bedrooms, the house is taken exclusively and there is a great team on hand to ensure your stay is a comfortable one.

Must do

This private house is a great choice kids who will love its funky Fred Flintstone design and array of fun things to do. The curved, shallow pool has space aplenty for both sunbathers and swimmers and in addition to game drives there are night drives, walking safaris, boating safaris, canoeing safaris and fishing. For a cultural excursion, visit the local Chitende primary school.

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Luangwa Safari House - Zambia

For a great combination to Chongwe River House in the Lower Zambezi, Luangwa Safari House in South Luangwa offers a private and stylish four-bedroom base from which to explore the ox-bow lagoons, plains and woodlands of one of the most magnificent wildlife sanctuaries in Africa – South Luangwa National Park. Similarly to Chongwe, it has four bedrooms with views out over the Chindeni Hills, plus its own pool.

Must do

The guides here are some of the best in Africa and know how to tailor activities to suit particular ages, and these can all be arranged as and when you want them rather than at set times. Spend evenings drinking sundowners on the terrace and dining al fresco as you reflect on your day’s safari or make plans for tomorrows boat, canoe or game drive.

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