Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 8.5
Trees: 9

Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Adjacent to the town of Victoria Falls lies the Zambezi National Park. The northern border of the Park is formed by the great Zambezi River which also forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia for much of its length. A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including the Big 5. In addition, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as many of the smaller species of game can be viewed on a self-drive or guided safari. The Zambezi River is home to a large variety of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish. Canoe safaris also take place on the river and there are several day trip or overnight tours that can be arranged.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 56 000 Ha
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Victoria Falls

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Victoria Falls River Lodge Luxury Full Board
Zambezi Sands River Camp Super Luxury Full Board

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Buffalo
Hippo


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle
Ground Hornbill
Lilac-breasted Roller
Little Bee-eater
Thick-billed Weaver


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
African Rock Python


TREES
Wild Date Palm
Baobab
Mahogany


HABITAT TYPES
Riverine
Savannah Woodland
Rain forest
Open Water