Introduction
If you love to startle and delight your family with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we have one word for you: Safari! It's out of the ordinary, but completely doable. Our family safari to Africa's finest wildlife preserves in Zambia is unlike anything they've ever dreamed of. Together, you'll stroll with elephants in the bush and go tooth-counting at a crocodile farm. On walking and driving safaris, you'll see everything from hippos to impalas and lions, up close and personal. We'll go island hopping in the river, zipline across or rappel down the walls of the Zambezi gorge, and learn how to track big game. And it's not just wildlife. We get an amazing look at real life too. The kids learn tribal drumming techniques in the home of a village chief, play soccer with students at a local school, and meet leading conservationists. Whether we're boating in the spray of the world's most impressive waterfalls or barbecuing in the glow of a spectacular sunset, you can count on us to look out for the different tastes and interests of the generations so everyone has an unforgettable time.
The kids will love...
  • Zip-lining over the Zambezi River
  • Walking with a herd of elephants to their watering hole
  • Visiting a village school to meet their peers and learn the local handshake
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - LIVINGSTONE
We meet in Livingstone (3 nights) at our family-friendly lodge right on the Zambezi River near the top of Victoria Falls. Not even "awesome" is a good enough word for the falls—and we'll prove it on walks and boat rides to see them from top, bottom and all sides of the Batoka Gorge. The river has cut a spectacular gorge, the perfect spot for the adventurers in your family to go ziplining or swinging out over its depths.

DAYS 4-6 - MOSI-O-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK
We hop from island to island to reach our next lodge in Mosi-O-Tunya National Park (3 nights). We'll go walking with the elephants, strike out on several walking safaris with some of Africa's most expert guides, and maybe go angling for fierce-looking tigerfish. To get a taste of local life, we'll also see how the people of Makuni Village cook and weave baskets (with a chance to try our own hands).

DAYS 7-10 - SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
In South Luangwa National Park, our lodge (3 nights) was the longtime home of Norman Carr, the originator of the walking safari. On our daytime and evening safaris we may see lions, waterbuck, puku antelope, cape buffalo, and many others. We'll also drop in on a local school where the teachers and students always welcome our visits. On our final morning we depart from the local airstrip for connections home.
Zambia
Family Journey
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting Point: Livingstone – 2:00 PM – lobby of hotel

Ending Point: Lower Zambezi - Chiawa Camp – after breakfast

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“Having traveled several times with other tour companies, the amazing thing about Classic Journeys was that for the first time we felt not like tourists, but like we were visiting family everywhere we went.”
Peter B. and Judith O.

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
Travel solo in the best of company
We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
We are running this trip privately for individual groups this year. If you would like us to organize a private trip for you, your family or friends, please call or email us to discuss your details.
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 8 dinners
This trip includes two internal flights, which will be priced separately from the land tour.
Zambia
Family Journey
10 Days / 9 Nights
Zambia is a large country and the weather may change depending on the region you visit. We have arranged for our trips to Zambia during the best weather and safari periods.

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when sharing a room with two full-paying guests
Kids ages 11-16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7-10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3-6 receive a $1250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.
Hotels
Zambezi Sun

Designed in the style of a historic walled city, this hotel is African continental in design with mosaic inlays and intricate metalworking. Enjoy the colorfully decorated rooms with private verandas, pool and grassy lawns.

Thorntree River Lodge

Set inside the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park, Thorntree River Lodge is the home of the elephants. Each secluded and spacious room has a private verandah overlooking the Zambezi River. All rooms are en-suite with a traditional Zambian bush decor.

Kapani Lodge

This exclusive, luxury camp is situated on one of the Luangwa River's many ox-bow lagoons. Each of the suites has its own lounge, and walk-in mosquito nets. It is pleasantly cool in the hot weather and warm in the cooler months with an open fire.

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