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There are frequent flights to Zambia's capital, Lusaka, from London Heathrow, taking 10hrs. Zambia is GMT+2hrs, making it a jetlag-free destination.

From Lusaka, it's a short connecting flight to the major game reserves and Victoria Falls. Those travelling with kids are well advised to plan their route AND organise all transport before departure, either through their safari lodge (generally as part of the booking) or through a good African travel expert such as Imagine Africa or Expert Africa, who can also help organise visas.