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Family Activities in Zimbabwe

Why plan a family holiday to Zimbabwe

While Zimbabwe’s crown jewel is the stunning Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this beautiful country is also home to Mana Pools National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Hwange National Park (one of the 10 largest national parks in Africa), where some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds roam freely and other superb big game safaris can be experienced all year round.

Family-friendly activities in Zimbabwe


Hwange National Park

Witness hundreds of elephants at the watering holes of Hwange National Park on a Zimbabwe family safari. Located in the northwest region of Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park is a haven to over 45,000 elephants and offers some of the best elephant sightings in Southern Africa. 

Sunset boat cruise on the chobe river (Botswana)

Sunset Cruise

Experience the beauty of the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise with your family. The perfect ending to an adventurous day in Zimbabwe,  your family can spot elephants, crocodiles, hippos and other wildlife from the safety of the boat with a sundowner in hand.


Canoe Safaris

For adventure seekers, a canoe safari down the 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.

pay it forward

Pay It Forward tour

Take a hugely rewarding Pay It Forward tour where you can give back to a local community. Choose which organisation you would like to support, you’ll then be provided with a “wish list” from that community and sent off to source the items they need from in around Victoria Falls town, before delivering the items yourself. Meet and engage with the recipients as you pay it forward.


Victoria Falls

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

Ancient rock paintings, featuring numerous horned kudu antelope, in Matobo Hills National Park, Zimbabwe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rock Art

A Unesco World Heritage Site, Matobo National Park boasts some of the most incredible granite scenery in the world. Wander through the park steeped in human history to discover brilliantly-preserved rock paintings dating back 2000 years – a highlight for all members of the family.

Book your family safari to Zimbabwe

For thrill-seekers and safari enthusiasts, Zimbabwe is the big game destination you need to visit. Our expert consultants have taken the hassle out of your holiday with our collection of eco-friendly Zimbabwe Family Safaris that include lodges with specialised children’s programmes, as well as kiddy-friendly menus and activities. Start planning your responsible Zimbabwe family safari today.