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.

Zambia for Teens

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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Canoeing on the Zambezi River

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

The Zambezi is renowned for truly spectacular canoeing as it provides you with the chance to see game from a wholly different perspective...looking up at it instead of down!

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Elephants at Mfuwe Lodge

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

In November, as the season changes in Zambia, the many wild mango trees start to drop their bright orange fruits. These attract huge numbers of monkeys and birds, but also much larger wildlife!

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Fishing on the Zambezi River

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

The Zambezi River is host to some of the most incredible fresh water sport fishing in the world with both spinning and fly fishing, on a strictly catch and release policy according to the park rules. The most popular quarry is the infamous Tigerfish.

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Game Drives in the South Luangwa

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Game drives are the most common way of exploring the African bush. A vehicle allows you to cover distance quickly and comfortably and offers visitors the best opportunity of getting very close to wildlife in a safe and controlled way.

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Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, with varying options such as game drives, boat and canoe safaris, or bush walks, is the highlight of any safari trip to Zambia.

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Night Drives

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

If you get the opportunity to head out after sunset you should take it. The bush transforms under the cover of darkness as the nocturnal wildlife gets going. Using a spotlight your guide will scan the bush for eye-shine picking out some great action.

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Private photographic guide South Luangwa

South Luangwa, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Spend a day (or more) in the company of a professional wildlife photographer to hone your skills and make sure you take back some fantastic photos of your safari in the South Luangwa.

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Tongabezi

Livingstone, Zambia

Tongabezi is a stunningly stylish and luxurious lodge, with individually and stylishly designed Houses and Cottages situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls and just 11 miles upstream of the falls themselves.

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Chongwe River Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Located close to the pristine sanctuary that is Lower Zambezi National Park, Chongwe River Camp's nine cosy tents offer stunning river views and en-suite outdoor bathrooms on the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and the tranquil Chongwe Channel.

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Mchenja Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Mchenja is set beneath a magnificent grove of towering ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. The camp comprises five stylishly designed tents each under its own thatched roof and each with private en-suite shower and bathroom facility.

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Mfuwe Lodge

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Situated in the middle of South Luangwa National Park, Mfuwe Lodge is a luxurious lodge containing 18 cottages overlooking two lagoons which attract a variety of game. Expect lovely rooms in a beautiful setting, and high levels of service.

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Old Mondoro

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

A superb and secluded little camp, Old Mondoro (so named after the Shona word for lion) nestles on the banks of the Zambezi River, shaded by towering winterthorn trees, in an area renowned for its natural beauty as well as its high concentrations of game.

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Robin's House

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Robin's House is built in a beautiful area of ebony woodland overlooking the Luangwa River next door to Nkwali Camp. This private house is taken on an exclusive basis with two ensuite bedrooms making it a perfect retreat for families.

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Sausage Tree Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

A beautiful safari camp sitting on the banks of the Lower Zambezi, offering excellent food and the best of game viewing in luxurious surroundings. Sausage Tree Camp has eight tented rooms and a family house.

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The Royal Livingstone Resort

Livingstone, Zambia

The Royal Livingstone is a luxurious hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. The hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River and is just a short walk to the entrance of The Victoria Falls.

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Thorntree River Lodge

Victoria Falls - Livingtone, Zambia

Located on the edge of Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Thorntree River Lodge boasts luxurious accommodation on the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short distance from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is a charming lodge set in tranquil gardens on the banks of the Zambezi River, just 30 minutes from Victoria Falls. The seven thatched cottages are dotted around the grounds and the lodge is a perfect way to start or end a safari.

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