African Bush Camps Family Safari Adventure

From $6,436.00 p/person

Experience Africa as a family and make lasting memories together.

Enjoy an indulgent hassle-free safari with a wide range of activities on offer, tailored specifically to suit the age of your children. From game viewing to guided walks in the wild; cultural excursions to sunset boat cruises, this 11-day adventure-packed family safari will keep everyone smiling.  

The first leg of your journey kicks off in Botswana, where you’re invited to explore the Linyanti Channel on guided game drives or helicopter flights. Next up, Zambia promises adventure for the whole family, especially at Victoria Falls, where “the Smoke that Thunders” takes centre stage. Your journey concludes in Zimbabwe with a classic safari in Hwange National Park, followed by a stay at the spectacular Bumi Hills, which overlooks the great inland sea of Lake Kariba.  

With dedicated kid’s clubs, bespoke child-friendly activities and personalised service, not to mention family-focused attention to detail, this inspiring luxury safari is the perfect introduction to Africa and will leave your children with lifelong memories.   

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African Bush Camps Family Safari Adventure

Your Itinerary

3 nights in Chobe, Botswana

Fast becoming Botswana’s most sought-after wildlife haven, the Linyanti Channel is nestled between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. At the heart of this rich and diverse ecosystem lies Linyanti Ebony, an intimate camp with spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness and its abundance of desert-adapted game and birdlife. Linyanti is best known for its large populations of elephant and buffalo.

Embrace a “digital detox” and slip into the rhythm of an authentic safari experience. Enjoy this unique riverscape up close on twice daily game drives in open 4×4 vehicles or drift through the crystal-clear waterways in a mokoro (from ages 16 years+ at the guides discretion) watching the birds and aquatic life. For something a little extraordinary, take to the skies on a helicopter safari to view the awe-inspiring waterways from above.


Linyanti’s cuisine is simple, wholesome and very tasty – guaranteed to appeal to even the fussiest eaters in the family!

Linyanti Ebony - Explorer Safari


Linyanti Ebony

Linyanti Ebony’s spacious two-bedroom family tent has a self-contained lounge area looking out over the wetlands and an en suite bathroom with a shower and roll-top bath. 

Linyanti Ebony - Explorer Safari

2 nights in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia

The next leg of your journey takes you to Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, where, only a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge awaits.

The awe-inspiring Zambezi River sets the scene for a family adventure including rhino trekking and fishing, while the Ngwana Club (for young explorers) will keep your children entertained and educated through guided nature walks, boating excursions and visits to nearby villages. Daily excursions to The Falls provide a host of family-friendly options to keep everyone entertained, from private river cruises and helicopter rides to picnics on Livingstone Island. Opportunities for adrenaline-pumping activities are available too, though not suited to children. Get your kicks on bungee jumping, white water rafting, and tiger fishing expeditions.


Enjoy fine dining in the African bush complimented by an excellent wine collection. Weather permitting, meals can be served al fresco on the deck, near to where the hippos frequently visit – a thrilling treat for your kids!

Thorntree River Lodge - Explorer Safari


Thorntree River Lodge

Gracing the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, this eco-conscious haven is designed to showcase the incredible river panoramas. Each of the four luxurious family suites are perched on the river and boast sliding glass panel walls and high-pitched canvas roofs, as well as a private deck and plunge pool.  

Thorntree River Lodge - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Your unforgettable family safari adventure continues into the warm heart of Zimbabwe. Hwange National Park is famous for its large populations of elephant, lion and African wild dog. The largest game reserve in Zimbabwe is also home to your accommodation for the next few days: the family-friendly Somalisa Acacia.

Named for the Acacia trees which surround it and bordering waterholes frequented by elephants, the camp invites you to create meaningful and authentic memories with your family under the African sky. With a dedicated children’s club, you can be sure your kids are getting the most out of their African experience. Enjoy a slower pace here, whether on guided walks with your children, game drives, or simply cooling off in a splash pool, Somalisa Acacia exudes an ambience of tranquillity and security.


Overlooking the waterhole, the communal dining area and bar are poised for great sightings of wildlife – sure to put smiles on your children’s faces. The food itself is varied: expect a menu featuring anything from curry dishes to Mediterranean cuisine and Asian-inspired meals.

Somalisa Acacia - Explorer Safari


Somalisa Acacia

Somalisa Acacia is a family-focused camp and offers tents with interconnecting walkways and connecting en-suite bedrooms, creating an ‘under-one-roof feeling’ and comfort for the whole family. Built under the dappled canopy of an Acacia grove, the tranquil camp features a lounge area, dining room, boma, guest swimming pool and elephant drinking pool, all overlooking a stunning waterhole in front of camp. 

Somalisa Acacia - Explorer Safari

2 nights in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Discover a place of outstanding natural beauty on Africa’s secret riviera. Playing host to the last leg of your epic family safari, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge invites you to explore the great inland sea of Lake Kariba and its surrounds.

The lodge’s proximity to Matusadona makes for endless game-viewing opportunities. With the lake as your playground, spend your days cruising on the water or meandering the surrounds on a walking safari. Venture deeper into the bush in search of fossilised dinosaur footprints or go on an enthralling game drive in search of the Matusadona lions. And with all the fantastic the Cub Club activities available, your children will relish their time in this unique corner of Africa.

A truly immersive Zimbabwe safari experience, wake to the sound of birdcalls echoing across the water and uninterrupted vistas of the lake. Gaze out from the lodge’s infinity pool as it melts into the horizon and marvel at the fiery golden sunset for which Lake Kariba is renowned.


Meals at Bumi Hills are sensational – not only is the dining deck spectacular, but the cuisine emphasises the fishing culture of the region, complimented by elemental African flavours. The combination promises a delicious end to your luxury family safari.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge - Explorer Safari


Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Boasting one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations and overlooking Lake Kariba, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge features just ten stylish lakeview suites, each with a private balcony. The lodge’s centrepiece is the infinity pool, which is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels.  

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge - Explorer Safari


Chartered flight from Livingstone to Linyanti
Return transfer from Linyanti Airstrip to Linyanti Ebony Family Camp
3 nights Linyanti Ebony Family Camp on a full inclusive basis (all meals, most drinks, daily safari activities, national parks entry fees)
Chartered flight from Linyanti to Kasane
Shared road transfer from Kasane to Thorntree River Lodge
2 nights Thorntree River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, most drinks, daily safari and Zambezi River activities, national park entry fees)
Tour of Victoria Falls
Shared road transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport
Chartered flight from Victoria Falls Airport to Hwange Airport
Transfer from Hwange Airport to Somalisa Acacia
3 nights Somalisa Acacia Family Tent on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, most drinks, daily safari activities, national park entry fees)
Chartered flight from Hwange to Kariba
Return transfer from Kariba to Bumi Hills Safari & Spa in an Interleading Lakeview Room on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, most drinks, daily safari activities, national park entry fees)
Chartered flight from Kariba to Harare
ABC Foundation Community Project Education per person


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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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