Zambia Family Friendly Lodges
Travelling to Zambia with the entire family in tow and finding it increasingly difficult to find safari lodges and camps instead of safari itineraries? Well, look no further than our selection below of what we regard as the best family-friendly options available when on safari in Zambia.
All of the establishments listed all have the following aspects in common, they offer family accommodation, suitable meals and menus for kids of all ages, and safari activities tailor-made to suit both adults and children alike. A few establishments even offer babysitting facilities and offer private vehicles should you wish for game drives with just your family.
As a suggestion, Zambia is more suitable for children over the age of eight, unless one is just looking at staying in the Livingstone/ Victoria Falls area. Please note that although the below lodges welcome children, a few will have a minimum age requirement, especially for wildlife activities.
Mix and match any of the lodges below and create a safari that the entire family will remember forever.
The Best Family-Friendly Lodges In Zambia
- Royal Zambezi Lodge
A Lower Zambezi National Park lodge refurbished as a 5 star luxury lodge, overlooking the vast Zambezi river with it's wildlife and scenic vistas.
Royal Zambezi River Lodge is a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort in a completely unspoiled bush environment.
- Puku Ridge Camp
Puku Ridge Camp has a very intimate atmosphere and combines an authentic safari experience under canvas with panoramic views over the abundant South Luangwa floodplain below.
Each of the seven oversized tents has picture windows out onto the floodplain over a private viewing deck.
- Avani Victoria Falls Resort
The Avani Victoria Falls Resort features adobe-style architecture, simple finishes highlight bright mosaics and fabrics and the intoxicating environment is characterized by ethnic wall stencils, timber and plaster ceilings, Zambian artworks and accessories.
- David Livingstone Safari Lodge
The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, invites guests to step into pure natural luxury,
The hotel is a two-storey 77-roomed hotel overlooking the wilds of the Zambezi.
- Toka Leya Camp
Toka Leya Camp consisting of 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents, is hidden on the banks of the Zambezi River in the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, about 12km upstream from the Falls, offering spectacular views.
- Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge, located Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, a mere 20-minute drive from Victoria Falls herself.
Thorntree offers guests 10 luxuriously appointed tented suites with numerous activities included.
- Chundukwa River Lodge
Chundukwa River Lodge, a small intimate and luxurious lodge located within a 30-minute drive from Livingstone and 36 kilometres upstream of the Victoria Falls.
Owner run and managed, Chundukwa offers just six river-facing chalets all with views of the Zambezi.
- Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge
Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge, a Relais & Châteaux property situated on the mighty Zambezi River just upstream from Victoria Falls on a 15 km stretch of private waterway.
The perfect option for both a romantic escape or a unique, fun-filled family holiday.
- Kaingu Lodge
Kaingu Lodge offers guests a choice of six tented suites and one family house, a small and intimate lodge that is owner run and managed that is perfect for couples, honeymoons and families alike.
The lodge is set in a pristine wilderness on the banks of the Kafue River with views into National park itself.
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