9 Days Victoria Falls Family Safari Holiday
9 Days Victoria Falls Family Safari Holiday
Going on safari with the family is an incredible experience – you’ll go on game drives together to look for some of the world’s most majestic animals in the wild, while time in camp can be spent relaxing or getting involved in activities designed to get younger guests excited. Game drives usually last around two or three hours; you’ll typically go on one in the early morning and a second in the afternoon or early evening. In between drives, you’ll have time to relax while the kids can get involved with activities like tree planting, survival skills and learning how to identify animal tracks.
- Game drives in South Luangwa Zambia
- Game drives in Hwange national park Zimbabwe
- Walking safaris
- Hiking to Victoria Falls
- Sunset boat cruise
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Lusaka and transfer to South Luangwa national park
On arrival in Lusaka Zambia with your Family, our expert guide will receive you and transfer to the next for your domestic flight to south Luangwa national park. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport you are met by the lodge guide who will drive you to camp. The drive is a game drive on its own as wildlife can be spotted. Your guide will make stops as you go along to the camp. The Camp is situated just outside of the South Luangwa National Park in a riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the park. The Luangwa National Park is one of the most prolific and bountiful parks covering an area of 9000 kilometres² (3,475 square miles) of pristine wilderness in Zambia’s Eastern Province.
Day 2: Full day game drives in South Luangwa national park
You meet before the morning safari at 0530hrs for some light breakfast of tea, coffee, toast, and cereals, then head out on the morning drive at 0600hrs. Returning to camp usually just after 1000hrs for full breakfast and relaxation and later in the afternoon you meet for tea at 15:30, then leave on the afternoon drive at around 1600hrs, returning to camp just after 2000hrs when the park gate closes.
Day 3: Morning walking safari and an evening game drive in the park
After an early morning breakfast you will drive in to the park for a walking safari with the armed experience walking safari guides, this is one of the ultimate african safari experiences as you will approach some of African big game on foot like Giraffes, Elephants, Buffalos, Hippos, Lions, nothing can be compared to looking on face to face with African male lion in a true wilderness after the walk you will return to the lodge for relaxation and after you will head out for an evening game drive in search of more wildlife in the park.
Day 4: Flight from South Luangwa to Hwange national park
After lazily morning breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight from South Luangwa to Hwange national park in Zimbabwe, on arrival you will be received by our guide and transfer to your lodge for check in relaxation, depending on the time of arrival you may enjoy an evening game drive in search of wildlife or swim at the pool at the camp as you take a deep relaxation with your family.
Day 5: Full day game drives in Hwange national park
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for the full day safari in the Hwange National park using the Main Camp gate. Mineral water, soft drinks, picnic lunch, and lots of refreshments will be provided and you will use any one of the many viewing platforms that dot the park for lunches.
The elephants of Hwange are world-famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The park is home to over 65 000 elephants who in the dry season dominate all the water points in the afternoons. Other animals that can be seen in the park are lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, baboon, warthog, and a lot more.
Day 6: Full day game drives in Hwange national park
Hwange provides a safari experience to rival the great parks of East Africa – the Serengeti and Masai Mara – but without the crowds. You will have another fun-filled day in the park – now looking for your favourite animal or bird and even ignoring the other now common species. On a good day, you may even return to the lodge earlier as you will have seen all there is to be seen.
Day 7: Road Transfer from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls & Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
After Breakfast transfer, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls (195KM) in air-conditioned vans – a two hours trip.
After check-in, we will hear to the Victoria Falls, via the big baobab tree for the guided tour. The walk on this 2KM stretch lasts for about two hours and, nothing prepares the visitor for the heart-stopping experience, the sight, the sound, the smell, and the humbling feeling that here is, without doubt, Nature`s Master Pierce. Mineral water and return transfers are included; we will pass by the Open Curio Markets for your souvenir shopping, at 16H00 you will be transferred to the jetty for the relaxing Zambezi River sunset cruise. Relax with a sun-downer and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the amazing sunsets in Africa. This is a two hours boat trip with all drinks, snacks, and return transfers. Expect to be back at the Hotel at about 19H00.
Day 8: Day at leisure or optional activities can be arranged by your guide
You will have this day open for optional tours; the elephant rides, Lion Walks, White Water rafting, Canoeing in the upper Zambezi, half-day or full-day safari in the Chobe National Park in Botswana, cross the bridge into Zambia or shopping for gifts at the open curio markets.
Day 9: Transfer to the airport for your onward journey
After an eventful holiday with your family in Zambia and Zimbabwe, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
- Domestic flights
- All transfers and game drives
- Airport transfers
- Expert guide on the expedition
- Soft drinks on the trip
- Park entrance fees and walking safari fees
- Boat cruise
- Meals enroute transfers
- Entrance fees to Victoria Falls
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Zambia and Zimbabwe tourist Visas
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Pre and post safari accommodation
- personal expenses like shopping and alcoholic drinks
When to Book this safari package
We recommend booking this trip 1 year in advance as lodges can get filled out during good wildlife seasons.
Best time to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe for a Family safari
The most popular time to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe is during the drier, cooler winter months, which extend from early June through to end September. Not only are the cool nights and warm days ideal for safaris, but after the summer rains end, the savannah starts to dry out.