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Zambia for Teens

Teenagers can be full of surprises, but Zambia has enough surprises of its own to keep every teen entertained. It’s a vast, rugged country that gets more exciting with age. Your teens will be spoiled by the landscape, the wildlife sightings and the luxurious lodges and camps. They’ll be so distracted by all of the cool experiences that they won’t even think about checking their phones or wondering what the wifi password is. That’s how spectacular Zambia is.

If your teen loves adventure, Zambia is for them. It’s known as on the of the adventure capitals of the world for good reason, and from Tigerfish angling to bungee jumping, the possibilities are endless. Once they reach 12 years old, they can go on walking safaris in the National Parks, where they’ll get an entirely new perspective on wildlife. Under the supervision of an expert guide, they’ll learn to quietly blend in with their surrounds, so that they can approach elephant, giraffe, hippo and lion.

Don’t forget to take an afternoon nap by the plunge pool, because as the sun sets, night drives are available. If you keep your eyes peeled, you and your teen might catch a glimpse of illusive nocturnal wildlife, like a sleek leopard slinking through the shadows.

Your family vacation to Zambia isn’t complete without a trip to the impressive Victoria Falls. It’s easy to understand why these falls are one of the natural wonders of the world. Adrenaline junky teens will get a thrill from white-water rafting down the cascading rapids, or they can get an entirely new viewpoint of the falls on an exhilarating helicopter ride. For the ultimate daredevils, take a dip in Devil’s Pool. Be prepared to face your fear of heights, this is a natural rock pool perched high on the edge of the falls, complete with a vertical drop to one side.

Zambia is the perfect safari destination for teens. Whether on boat rides down the Zambezi River or game viewing in the Luangwa Valley, your family will make memories to last a lifetime in Zambia.

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Luxury Southern Africa: Victoria Falls, Sabi Sands and Mozambique beach

Victoria Falls, Sabi Sands and Bazaruto Archipelago

Experience some of the very best Southern Africa has to offer, from the thundering Victoria Falls, a big five safari in the Sabi Sands and relaxing on an idyllic beach in Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago. Ideal for a special celebration or honeymoon.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Wild Namibia & the Falls

Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha, Okonjima, Victoria Falls

Namibia is a true adventure playground and the perfect destination for an active teenage family adventure. Teens will love the activities, from quad biking, sand-boarding, kayaking with a seal colony, tracking rhinos and rafting at the Victoria Falls.

Best for: Adventure, Teenagers, Family, Road trip

Victoria Falls and Classic Botswana

Livingstone, Linyanti, Okavango Delta & Makgadikgadi

Starting at Tongabezi on the spectacular Victoria Falls then Duma Tau in Botswana's Savute, on to the Okavango Delta to stay at Xigera, then Duba Plains for superb lion and buffalo action and finally finishing at luxurious Jack's Camp in the Kalahari.

Best for: Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Honeymoon

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