8 Day: Zambia Family Safari


    Our Zambia family Safari offers a great family getaway with special activities for children.

    • From: $5720pp for 7 nights.

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    Highlights: South Luangwa - Zambezi River - Chobe National Park

     

    8 Day: Zambia Family Safari Itinerary


    Day 1: Lusaka - Mfuwe - South Luangwa National Park

    On arrival at Lusaka Airport make your way to the Proflight counter to check in for your onward flight to Mfuwe. The flying time is approximately 1 hour. At Mfuwe airport a Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, enjoying the sights of Mfuwe village and a game drive through the South Luangwa National Park. Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s and the original colonial style has been retained in the furnishings. A long veranda stretches outside the dining room, from which guests are afforded views down the valley to the Luangwa itself. Each of the ten luxurious suites at Sanctuary Chichele comes complete with a four-poster bed, air conditioning, full bathroom and every other amenity guests could wish for - all in the middle of the African bush. The lodge also has one inter leading room and two triple rooms – making it ideal for families! Activities available from the lodge include: morning and evening game drives and walking safaris. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

    Meals Included: Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge



    Day 2: South Luangwa

    The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp, as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, guests really need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa, travellers have the privilege of going on game drives at night. Guests are always amazed how much can be seen when they go down to the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes, puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get very close in Sanctuary Retreats' specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators that every guest wants to see.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge



    Day 3: South Luangwa

    The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Walking is the best way to see the bush around the camp. Sanctuary's experienced guides love showing guests the indicators of the wild, 'rewinding' the action of the last few hours from just a few small give away signs. See where an elephant stopped to browse, where a leopard scratched a tree or a pangolin rolled into a ball. Accompanied by an armed game scout and taking careful note of the wind to mask any scent. There's nothing like seeing lion tracks or the giant footprint of an elephant to make guests relish the comforts of camp. The area is home to 60 mammals and over 400 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations in the world.

    Our various children’s activities at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge include:
    • Tracking and Trails
    • Plaster of Paris Moulds
    • Making Elephant dung paper
    • Making camp fire and toasting marshmallows
    • Star gazing with Hot Chocolate
    • Visiting the lodge interactive room
    • Making African Masks with paper mache

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge



    Day 4: South Luangwa - Lusaka - Zambezi

    After breakfast your guide will transfer you to Mfuwe airport for onward flight to Livingstone via Lusaka. Flying time is approximately 1 hour to Lusaka and 1 hour to Livingstone. On arrival at Livingstone Airport a Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone's faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both of which are situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides. The central lodge building features a raised bar/lounge with deck, downstairs open air dining area, swimming pool and a separate treatment room which provide incredible views of the mighty Zambezi. The two private Chuma Houses are perfect for families with young children. Each house has two en suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge and dining area and private plunge pool. Each of the houses also come with their own private chef and house staff. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

    Our various children’s activities at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma include:
    • Tailor made children friendly game drives with their parents.
    • Traditional clay / Plaster of Paris toy moulding- animals, cars, houses, pots etc to take home.
    • Sundowner story telling - old Zambian folklore stories on animals, nature and the environment while parents are on boat cruise, game drives etc.
    • School Tours - visit to Nakatindi School and spending some time with the children in coloring competitions, interactions and exchange of skills, with parents.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chuma House



    Day 5: Victoria Falls

    The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests a walking tour of The Falls. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "the Smoke that Thunders", the falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall. The river is bordered by ebony groves and mopane forest. Well-known for its bird life, with many fish eating raptors attracted to the rich pickings in the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chuma House



    Day 6: Livingstone - Chobe National Park

    After breakfast, you will transfer to Livingstone airport for your onward flight to Kasane airport where a Chobe Chilwero lodge representative will meet you and transfer you to the lodge. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is one of the most enchanting places on Earth situated just outside the Chobe National Park, home to the largest remaining population of elephants in the world. The fully fledged spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges (additional cost). The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communication centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer which include game drives in the National Park or a serene sundowner cruise on the Chobe River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero



    Day 7: Chobe National Park

    The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer or enjoy a spa treatment in our fully fledged spa. The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, toasting to the end of yet another beautiful day, while looking forward to what the new day will bring… Specially designed riverboats take guests up close to elephants as they wade in the river or near to the buffalo who gather on its shores. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing animals up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of elephants and dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas - antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps - are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

    Our various children’s activities at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero include:
    • Guided Walking Safari within the grounds of the lodge to collect pods, leaves and seeds and to learn about tree identification.
    • “Safari Hunt”
    • Kiddies Croquet on the lawn.
    • Make your own pizza with the Chef.
    • Shortened game drives.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero



    Day 8: Depart

    Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. Please meet your guide in reception who will transfer you to Kasane airport for your onward journey. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management.

    Meals Included: Breakfast


    Notes

    • Each child will receive a back pack at the first lodge they visit, which will include a big five colouring book, colouring pencils, water bottle, torch and children’s binoculars. (Only available from Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma and Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero)
    • With safety always being the main concern, we will focus on ensuring that children’s activities are all safe.
    • Babysitting facility will be available in camp where we offer one of our Housekeepers the opportunity to look after your children. Our Housekeepers are not formally trained child minders, but do have experience in looking after their own children, as well as the kids of many previous guests. Child minding is charged at a nominal fee, which is entirely paid to the child minder.
    • Children friendly menus for food, beverages and games available.
    • Evening meals can be served earlier than the normal meal times for adult guests.

    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154


    A selection of our Zambia safari camps:

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    • Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp, comprising 12 raised, spacious en-suite safari-style tents.
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      Toka Leya Camp

    • Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive, grassy seasonal floodplains that
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      Busanga Bush Camp

    • Shumba Camp is situated in the centre of the Busanga Plains close to permanent water and within easy access of
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      Shumba Camp

    • Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge, the "meeting place of the Chief", is a destination of absolute solitude and unspoiled beauty.
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      Royal Chundu

    • Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only 3km from
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      Stanley Safari Lodge

    • The panoramic views of Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp are astounding. Built on a hillside, it provides stunning vistas of the
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      Puku Ridge Camp

    • Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after two faithful companions of the Victorian explorer Dr. David Livingstone. Packages from: £1675pp for
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      Sussi & Chuma

    • The Royal Livingstone at the Victoria Falls in Zambia is perfect for the discerning traveller in search of luxury, extravagance,
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      The Royal Livingstone

    • Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s. This historic property
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      Chichele Presidential

    Tailor-made for you

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    •  The details make the difference. All our accommodation, drivers and guides have been carefully selected by location and service as well as their contribution to conservation or the community.

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    We would be delighted to hear from you! Please call any of the numbers below or fill in the contact form with your requirements and we will be in touch.

    From the UK

    Call: 01227 671 154

    From the USA

    New York: (646) 513-4227

    From South Africa

    Cape Town: 021 300 2166