Zambia is a great holiday destination for those families who are looking for a safari off the beaten track. Come and enjoy a spectacular game viewing experience in an untouched landscape.
Zambia may not be the first destination which comes to mind when thinking of going on a family safari, but there are many great family options for those looking for a safari off the beaten track. More and more safari lodges are gearing themselves up to deal with families.Take into account the following
There are often special considerations that need to be taken into account when taking children on safari, especially when it will be in a remote location. Foremost of these is safety, as most of Zambia is a malaria area, so preventatives need to be taken.
Another concern is that many of the lodges are unfenced and big game can wander through.
Children need to be old enough and responsible enough to take heed of the dangers and act sensibly. There are only a handful of true family friendly safari lodges in Zambia. However, this does not stop many families from discovering the wonders of Zambia's national parks and many of the lodges take Children over the age of 12 or in some cases 7.
Many lodges are geared up for an adult safari schedule, but smaller children get bored more easily and the experience needs to be tailored to their needs. This is why some lodges insist that you book a private vehicle and guide. This is why villas that can be booked exclusively are a good choice for discerning families who want to vacation in Zambia.
Family Friendly Lodges in Zambia
One such place is Chongwe River House
, where little guests can enjoy a variety of games and help out in the kitchen. There is also a large lawn that is perfect for the kids to run around and play games. The swimming pool offers hours of fun and is the perfect place for cooling off after a game drive. Game drives can be shortened and the guides will tailor it to their interests.Stanley Safari Lodge
is a luxurious oasis for the new explorers of the Victoria Falls. With only 10 private cottages, it offers an unmatched level of entirely personalised service.
The Family Suite accommodates 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years old. it has a private plunge pool ande garden and plenty of space for your children to enjoy.
It has a master bedroom with adjacent bedroom area with built-in beds for your children. The Stanley Suite accommodates 2 adults and 3 children, also has a private plunge pool - but no garden.by Michael English