Customised Itineraries

A Family Adventure through Zambia & Zimbabwe

Livingstone, Hwange N.P., Lake Kariba & Mana Pools

12 Days / 11 Nights

Price from $ 32 000.00 for the family

(2 adults & 2 children under 12 years)   

At a Glance

Best For



Embark on the Ultimate Family Safari through Zambia and Zimbabwe!

Witness the adventure unfold through your children’s eyes, creating moments that become family legends!

This extraordinary safari promises an indulgent and relaxing escape for parents, coupled with excitement, education, and fun for your children.

Named after the Setswana word for ‘explorer’, the Ngwana Club at Thorntree River Lodge, Somalisa Acacia, and Bumi Hills Safari Lodge offers a range of engaging safari activities for kids, fostering a love for wildlife and conservation. From nature walks and cooking classes to storytelling and arts and crafts, your Child Specialist Safari Guide will tailor your days on safari to suit your personal preferences and interests.

Day 1 - 3: Zambezi Zest

Feel the warmth of Zambia’s welcome as you arrive at Livingstone Airport. Thorntree River Lodge, nestled in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, becomes your family’s haven just 20 minutes from the famed Victoria Falls. Luxurious tented suites along the Zambezi River offer breathtaking views and private plunge pools. Enjoy daily excursions, from visits to Victoria Falls to cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, and boat cruises, creating the perfect start to your family adventure.

Day 4 – 6: Hwange Safari

Cross the border into Zimbabwe, where a short 45-minute flight takes you to Hwange National Park. Somalisa Acacia, a family-friendly camp nestled under the canopy of Acacias, promises an immersive safari experience. The focus at Somalisa Acacia is on providing an outstanding experience for families, with morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, cultural visits, and captivating activities for children at the Ngwana Club. A highlight here is the Elephant Pool – a unique opportunity for up-close encounters and incredible photographic opportunities!

Day 7 – 8: Kariba’s Playground

A 1 hour 30-minute flight takes you to Bumi Hills, where captivating views of Lake Kariba await.

Not only is Kariba’s shoreline wildlife-rich, but the lodge’s proximity to Matusadona allows for the wildlife to freely move between the national park and Bumi Hill’s private concession, creating endless game-viewing opportunities, led by the passionate team of guides.

Spend your days cruising on the water or meandering the surrounds on a walking safari; discover the ancient secrets within the fossilised dinosaur footprints unique to this area. Activities include guided walking safaris, stargazing, boating, birding, catch-and-release fishing, day and night game drives searching for lions in particular, as well as engaging cultural visits to the nearby local community. 

Day 9 – 11: Mana Pools Magic

A quick 30-minute flight takes you to the airstrip, where your next adventure begins with a 45-minute game drive to Camp.

Nyamatusi Mahogany Camp in Mana Pools is set on the banks of the Zambezi River, offering a sustainable, luxury safari experience which follows the gentle ebb and flow of life on the river.  

Enjoy walking in the footsteps of ancient explorers and tracks of elephants that crisscross the floodplain; watching the drama of nature play out before your eyes on game drives or thrilling canoeing safaris; fishing on the Zambezi River (catch and release only) and bird watching – all led by qualified and passionate guides keen to share their knowledge and love of the bush with you.

Day 12: Farewell

Bid farewell to the wonders of Africa as you fly to Harare, your hearts brimming with the magic of an unparalleled family safari experience.


* Accommodation
* All meals
* Beverages – tea, coffee, soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages (excluding premium imported spirits and champagne)
* All road transfers on a shared basis
* Scheduled light aircraft flights
* Activities at Thorntree: Game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, rhino tracking, bush walks, sunrise and sunset boat cruises, Simonga Village visits, a visit to Zambian side of the Falls, a visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in low water season (excludes visa fees), visit to the Livingstone Museum, canoe trips, visit to Maramba and Makuni Markets, and catch & release fishing (not available in December)
* Activities at Somalisa Acacia: Morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris and Hwange Main Camp village visit
* Activities at Bumi Hills: Morning, afternoon and night game drives, walking safaris, boating, fishing, village visits and sunset cruises
* Activities at Nyamatusi Mahogany: Morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and catch-and-release shore fishing.
* Conservation fees and Community levies
* Laundry

Please note that walking safaris and canoeing are restricted to children over 16 years.


  • This itinerary is flexible and adaptable, perfect for romantic escapes, families with older children or groups of friends travelling together.
  • Should time allow, consider adding Cape Town at the start and a beach escape at the end for a well-rounded southern Africa experience.
  • If Botswana is on your bucket list, we can adapt the itinerary accordingly with a few nights in the Okavango Delta and should you travel time be restricted, we can adapt the itinerary to fit into your schedule. All of our itineraries are hand-crafted and personalised to suit your specific preferences.
  • Mallerby’s Luxury Travel can assist with all travel arrangements from the time you depart your home country, to the time that you return. Our aim is to ensure the most perfect, hassle-free experience for you.
  • Ready to embark on this extraordinary family safari?
  • Are you ready to book your spot? Contact us via the contact form below or start a conversation by clicking the whatsapp icon. Let the adventure continue!

Let’s turn your family safari dreams into a reality!

Get in Touch


Thank you for reaching out to Mallerby’s Luxury Travel.
We are excited to start discussing this incredible trip with you and will be in touch soon!

Get the Latest News


Or visit our social media platforms for further inspiration