Family Activities in Zambia | Jumbari Family Safaris

Family Activities in Zambia

Why plan a family holiday to Zambia

Zambia offers safari-goers an authentic wildlife experience with fewer fellow tourists to compete with. On its border with Zimbabwe is Victoria Falls, indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya or “ The Smoke That Thunders”. Zambia is considered the home of walking safaris and nothing beats areas like South Luangwa National Park, where there is a variety of mammals and birds to experience in their natural habitats. Zambia is also home to Liuwa Plain National Park, Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains and African Park’s unique Bangweulu Wetlands, a community-owned protected wetland.

Family-friendly activities in Zambia

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Game Drives

Discover Zambia’s diverse wildlife on guided game drives through the country’s wildlife-rich national parks. South Luangwa National Park has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa making it a top choice for an authentic, off-the-beaten-track safari experience, while Liuwa Plains National Park hosts the second-largest wildebeest migration in the world.

Discovering African wildlife on foot

Walking Safaris

Slow down the pace of your safari and explore Zambia’s fauna and flora up close on an expertly guided walking safari. Considered the birthplace of the walking safari, South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s most popular walking safari destination. Follow your guide along the banks of  Luangwa River as he points out animals tracks, wildlife and insects, as well as the flora of the region.


Canoe Safaris

For adventure seekers, a canoe safari down the Lower Zambezi River brings you up close to Zimbabwe’s wildlife. Follow your guide to discover the river’s diverse birdlife, as well as elephants wading in the shallows and wallowing hippos from a safe distance.

View of the Falls from a height of bird flight. Victoria Falls. Mosi-oa-Tunya National park.Zambiya. and World Heritage Site. Zimbabwe. An excellent illustration.

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is a must-see for families traveling to Zambia. Located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is the third most visited waterfall in the world and stretches over 1700 meters wide and plummets 100m into Bakota Gorge. The area around the Falls offers a variety of exciting activities from white water rafting to scenic helicopter falls.

Book your family safari to Zambia

Our expert consultants have taken the hassle out of planning your holiday with our collection of eco-friendly Zambia Family Safaris that include lodges with specialised children’s programmes, as well as kiddy-friendly menus and activities. Start planning your responsible Zambia family safari today.