Family Safaris in Zambia
At Nkwali Camp and the houses, Robin's House and Luangwa Safari House, we welcome children and individually tailor safari activities for each family. There are also other camps throughout Zambia that will welcome children so a family safari in Zambia is a wonderful family option. We believe that children should be tailored to and as such specific programs are designed for them depending on their ages and interests. There is a whole range of family safari activities available including game drives and nature walks to learn to identify animal spoor and droppings, birding for beginners and learning to use spotlights at night.
Families want to do activities together but sometimes it's "time out" and a child wants to stay behind. We can look after and entertain them. Other activities available include safari packs with fun quizzes and puzzles, trips to Kawaza School to meet Zambian children, helping out in camp or playing games in the house. The older boys love going to the workshop for the morning, playing sport (beach cricket) or even having a sleep in, lazy morning and fry up by the pool.
The houses are an ideal place to stay as the privacy it affords means your family can be totally relaxed and feel at home. At Robin's House there is a wide range of children's books and games available including puzzles, cards, swing ball, paints and a sandpit. The swimming pool is nearby to cool off after a safari. If the group is more than five then the Luangwa Safari House, with eight beds, is also available.
For families with older children (12 years and over) we suggest that your safari continues with a few days at either Tena Tena or Nsefu camp.
Children’s activities and services:
- Child minding during the day and in the evening
- Special meal times and food appropriate to the age of the children
- Nature walks to collect pods, seeds and feathers
- Visits to the camp kitchen, helping the chefs make cakes, biscuits
- Paper and greeting card making
- Painting and drawing
- Face painting
- Swimming games and races
- Visits to Kawaza Village and Chimpembele Wildlife Education centre
- Robin’s House - children of any age are welcome
- Nkwali Camp and Luangwa Safari House - 7 years and over
- Tena and Nsefu Camps - 12 years and over
- Mobiles and Bush Camping - 16 years and over if booked by the same group - 21 years and over if joining another group of guests.
Some hints to make your family safari the best:
- take a couple of magic tricks to have fun with the staff, or anyone you meet in the local community
- a back pack for each child with their choice of games, colouring books, toys, story CD's / tapes
- a notebook for each child to write down the game they see
- ballpoint pens if visiting schools
- a cheap pair of binoculars for each child
- easy reference child friendly colour photo bird & mammal books
- And … try the sun block, malarial pills on children before you go, to see if they react against them.