Few holidays are as fun and memorable as hiring out a private property and packing it full of friends and family, which is why the team at Original Travel has painstakingly picked out the best safari houses in Zambia to make sure your holiday is an unforgettable experience.

Hiring your own private hideaway provides that extra exclusivity and flexibility that holiday-makers with children or those with some serious celebrating to do really need. But don't worry, it doesn't mean you have to worry about the added hassle of being self-catering; all of our suggested houses come complete with chefs, staff and private guides, meaning you can forget rigid mealtimes and worrying about waking the neighbours and simply relax, doing what you want, when you want.

Our choice of private safari house options range from luxurious private safari houses in some of the well known National Parks to cosy family owned houses in the Victoria Falls area. Combining a few nights at different houses in various parts of the country is a fantastic way of experiencing all there is to offer, from the superb game viewing at the countless safari parks to the adventure activities on offer at the Victoria Falls.

So whether you're taking friends away to mark a special occasion, or arranging an extended family reunion, just let us know your requirements and we'll be more than happy to put together a quote to fit the bill.


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Where to go

Sunset over the Zambezi river


Zambia is the home of the walking safari, and one of our favourite places in Africa.

Where to stay

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House is a spectacularly designed private house located on the banks of the Chongwe River, a tributary of the Zambezi.



A stylish private house that is ideal for families or a group of friends looking for complete privacy while visiting the Victoria Falls.

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Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa House is a unique private house for up to eight guests, located on the edge of the South Luangwa National Park.

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