Family Fun in Zambia and Malawi

Victoria Falls, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi
11 nights private tour from $8,100 per person

Journey to Zambia for an activity fuelled exploration of Zambia, first visiting the majestic Victoria Falls and then the South Luangwa National Park for an action-packed safari. After an exclusive safari experience, you’ll hop on a flight to Lake Malawi for a beach escape. This combination is ideal for intrepid families, due to it’s offering of thrilling experiences and hosted lodges that have family values in mind.

Family Fun in Zambia and Malawi
At a glance
  • Meander through the trails and forests surrounding Victoria Falls or take a sunset cruise down the mighty Zambezi river.

  • You’ll have an exclusive use house in the South Luangwa for the utmost privacy. You’ll have the flexibility to plan your safari on your own schedule.

  • The South Luangwa is a magnet for wildlife due to the Luangwa River running through it.

  • Escape to Lake Malawi for a beach break where you can kayak, learn to water-ski and enjoy a sunset or sunrise cruise onboard a traditional dhow boat.

Journey highlights
  • Meander through the trails and forests surrounding Victoria Falls or take a sunset cruise down the mighty Zambezi river.

  • You’ll have an exclusive use house in the South Luangwa for the utmost privacy. You’ll have the flexibility to plan your safari on your own schedule.

  • The South Luangwa is a magnet for wildlife due to the Luangwa River running through it.

  • Escape to Lake Malawi for a beach break where you can kayak, learn to water-ski and enjoy a sunset or sunrise cruise onboard a traditional dhow boat.

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
June $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
July $8,800 $2,200 plan your trip
August $8,800 $2,200 plan your trip
September $8,800 $2,200 plan your trip
October $8,800 $2,200 plan your trip
November $8,100 $2,000 plan your trip
April $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
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    $2,100
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,800
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    $2,200
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,200
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,200
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,200
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,000
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Livingstone
Day 1-4

Victoria Falls - the Zambia side

Fly overnight into Livingstone Airport where your family adventure begins at the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world. You’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to Stanley Safari Lodge. Set on a hill, this beautiful lodge has spectacular views of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and you can see the spray rising up from Victoria Falls in the distance. This afternoon, you’ll appreciate the lodge’s tranquil setting as you unwind after your long-haul flight, gazing out at the uninterrupted views from the sun loungers, as the kids splash around in the pool.
During your 3 days here you can enjoy some of the thrilling experiences that this area is so renowned for. Take a tour of Victoria Falls and meander through the trails and forests, stopping to take photos to cherish for a lifetime. Head out on mountain bikes and cycle through town markets and pass landmarks, led by an expert guide who will educate you on the history and fascinating culture, before cruising along the majestic Zambezi River. You’ll also have the chance to head into the in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and walk with endangered rhinos, visit a charming, traditional village and tour the local museum.

Accommodation: Stanley Safari Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 4-8

South Luangwa National Park

Your safari awaits. This morning you’ll be transferred back to Livingstone Airport in time for your flight to Mfuwe, the gateway to the enchanting South Luangwa National Park. Your destination is Robin’s House, your exclusive wilderness home. Set under a canopy of trees and looking out to the Luangwa River, this 2-bedroom house is the perfect retreat for a safari adventure tailored to you. You’ll have an exclusive guide who will impart fascinating knowledge and stories of the bush and the wildlife, which you will be recounting with your family for years to come. 
Your time here will be brimming with wildlife encounters, as you meander around the Luangwa River in an open top safari vehicle. Feel your excitement build as you approach a herd of majestic elephants or watch lions cubs playfully tumbling in the grass. You’ll also have the chance to venture out on an early morning walking safari and learn to track wildlife. This is a thrilling experience and not for children under the age of 16 – but not to worry, if you have younger kids, they can make the most of an extra couple of hours in bed and join you for breakfast when you are done! A visit to the Wildlife Education Centre is a must for the kids, as you’ll learn how this charitable trust is teaching the school children of the Luangwa Valley the importance of wildlife and conservation. Evenings at Robin’s House will be spent indulging on delicious food al-fresco style, under a net of star constellations, listening to the sounds of the bush in the distance.

Accommodation: Robin's House ( 4 nights )
Day 8-12

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi awaits you. After your exploration in the South Luangwa you’ll hop on a flight into Malawi before being transferred to Lake Malawi. Your beach retreat is Pumalani Lodge, nestled in the lush hills amongst forest and rocky outcrops. Settle into your family villa, located on the lake shore which is perfectly positioned for kids to occupy themselves in complete safety. In the morning, rise early to embark on a sunrise cruise; float along on a traditional wooden dhow boat and enjoy the serenity of the lake with a delicious breakfast spread to devour. 
Your time here can be as relaxed or as energetic as you desire. Meander around the coastline on kayak and see what catches your eye in the crystalline water. Let the friendly guide show you how to water-ski or go fun tubing. Or simply sink into tranquillity on the beach, listening to sounds of the waves lapping the shoreline.

Accommodation: Pumulani ( 4 nights )
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

Family Fun in Zambia and Malawi
Family Fun in Zambia and Malawi

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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