Family holiday in Victoria Falls

Young and old will appreciate the splendour of Victoria Falls

Kids of all ages will love visiting Victoria Falls: seeing the world’s biggest waterfall and getting drenched by mist and spray ranks up there with the best travel experiences in the world. Apart from the thrill of exploring the waterfall, the activities on offer in the area couldn’t be more exciting, and many of them are suitable for young kids. Meanwhile, for teenagers aged 14 or 15 and above there’s the adrenaline-inducing white-water rafting trips on the powerful Zambezi River’s rapids, hikes in the gorge, bridge swinging, bungee jumping and swimming in the world’s most thrilling infinity pool on the edge of the falls.

Wildlife experiences are great for kids, and there’s a lot to choose from. Go on self-guided game drives in Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and Mosi-oa-Tunya Park in Zambia for easy game spotting of elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe, track white rhinos on foot (for children above 14), head out on the Zambezi River for fishing trips (for children above four) or set off on overnight canoeing safaris to spot wildlife and birds (for children aged above seven). There are also lots of activities for children of all ages. Highlights include rides on the steam train and Victoria Falls tram, river cruises, flying over the falls in a helicopter and practicing their African drumming skills at the Boma Experience in Victoria Falls.

The children will thoroughly enjoy drumming

Livingstone and the town of Victoria Falls each have a host of lodges and hotels that cater for families with children of all ages with the option of family suites, children’s food menus and kids’ programmes filled with special activities.

Victoria Falls is a malaria area, so ask your doctor before travelling about medication for your children. Always take special care to prevent your kids getting bitten by mosquitoes: they’ll need to wear long sleeves and long trousers at night, in the late afternoon and early morning, use mosquito repellant and sleep under a mosquito net. If you’re continuing your African safari to either Botswana or South Africa after your stay in Victoria Falls, then you’ll need to have the unabridged birth certificates for your children in order to cross the borders.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Custom-Made Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls Combo Safari (6 days)

day 1 to 2 to 3

Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta

day 4 to 5

Victoria Falls

day 6

Victoria Falls Airport

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Popular Victoria Falls Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls...

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Why not visit more than one exciting African destination? See the Great Migration, Victoria Falls and wildlife-rich Hwange National Park...

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Combine water and wildlife in a journey that takes you from the Victoria Falls to Kafue and South Luangwa national parks – Zambia at its best...

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Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park...

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