A safari in Zambia, the Okavango and the Kalahari

The Brief

Boo, for my 80th birthday I want to take my children and grandchildren on safari. To get away from it all, away from signal and internet, I want them to interact with us and each other, appreciate and learn about nature, sit chatting around campfires, spend precious time together. Is that possible?”

Our Advice

A multi-generational safari can be like mobilising a small army and the key is to use the very best private guides who run their own camps or use privately-owned camps and lodges for a group’s exclusive use. These guides are experts in making sure everyone is engaged, while smoothing over all the arrangements and managing the day to day planning of activities. By their very nature, these are ideal bases for each member of a group to explore their interests as well as building lasting memories together.

The Safari

The safari started in Zambia with a private guide, in a comfortable camp from which the group was able to have some fabulous big five game viewing together. A quick stop at the Victoria Falls followed and then the party moved to the Okavango Delta for a boating safari with a mobile private tented camp. The later part of the safari was in the Kalahari, with the group taking over a whole lodge in a spectacular setting. From here they were able to be involved in a whole range of active pursuits like walking, riding and quad biking. Overall, the safari provided huge contrasts and safari experiences, together with varied wildlife and activities, giving everyone plenty to talk about around the camp fire.