Perfection for family travel!

Hippo Creek Villa Zambezi River Exterior
Perfection for family travel! 2

When planning a family safari, there are a lot of moving parts to think about, the one thing that should be easy is choosing one of Victoria Falls River Lodge’s exclusive private villas as your perfect ‘home’ to enjoy for a few days while exploring the bucket list Victoria Falls rainforest, all the town’s adrenalin activities and the wonderful safari experiences in the Zambezi National Park. 

Recently we had Sarah Geyer, New Frontiers Tours, Regional Product manager stay at the luxurious 4 bedroomed Hippo Creek villa with her extended family – her brother, sister-in-law and their 3 kids aged, 3, 5 and 7. Sarah’s brother and family made an inspiring decision to take their kids out of the classroom for a few months and travel through Southern Africa as a family, teaching their kids about the natural world and all the wonders there is to learn in the bush. Growing up, Sarah and her brother spent a lot of time in nature and value those times to this day, saying it taught them both so much and feels gave them a really well rounded childhood. Hence, Sarah’s brother wanted his young family to have this quality time together, to slow down and spend time away from the noise, learning and appreciating all that nature has to offer. 

Sarah said there was only one choice for where her family needed to stay when they got to Victoria Falls, and that was in our spacious family villas – so that they could enjoy the privacy and all the little luxuries together while still being close enough to get into town without a long haul transfer. She knew our villas offered a tailored option for food, timing of activities and the ability to laugh, run around and have fun with the family without disturbing any other guests.

I caught up with Sarah below to find out all about their stay, what were their highlights and what her advice would be for families looking to safari together. It was a delightful conversation and well worth the watch below if you sell family travel. 

Victoria Falls River Lodge has two exquisite stand alone riverside villas – the 4 bedroomed Hippo creek and the 2 bedroom family unit Rapids view, for a quick tour of the stunning spaces these two villas offer, watch below, it will be love at first sight!
Hippo Creek and Rapids View

The villas offer all the luxury amenities families would want to unwind together – from a butler service, to many gorgeous spaces to relax and take in the precious moments – wonderful sunset bars, comfy lounging space, plunge pools, a chef to cater to our guest’s needs and a lot of privacy to also have fun with your crew! It’s time to get planning for that next family reunion, and as Sarah said, the team are ready to ensure your family’s ever need is catered too!

For a recap of all the villas amenities – please visit Luxury Private villas on the Zambezi River 

Credit to Sarah Geyer, Victoria Falls River Lodge and Derick Botha for video editing.

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Thank You

Thank you to Imvelo Safari Lodges, Mark Butcher, Hauke Dressler, Logan Carter, Duncan Watson, Amy Olivier, Brendan Judge, Will Whitford, Gemma Catlin, Victoria Falls River Lodge, Golden Africa Safaris, David Dugmore for their incredible imagery. For any information on these photographers please contact Africa Hidden Gems.