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Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, directly translated as “the smoke that thunders”, is home to the iconic Victoria Falls. The national park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stretches along the northern banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia, and is just a 30-minute road transfer from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls.

The park is divided into two sections; the most popular section is the Victoria Falls area, and then there is the wildlife sector which is often overlooked in favour of the great Falls. There are many ways to explore the national park but a meandering boat starting with a cruise to the crashing Falls is essential, the beauty of the area will leave an indelible footprint.

The rich and fertile topography combines tall riverine forest with palm trees, thick woodland and vast swathes of grassy plains, brimming with exciting birdlife and wildlife viewing opportunities; giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, abundant antelope, elephant and buffalo can all be spotted in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, as well as the top predators and huge hippos and crocodiles. But possibly the most exciting wildlife spotting is the White Rhino and the national park is famous for its large population. Tracking these magnificent beasts on foot is a highly exhilarating experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The location of wilderness areas alongside the bank of the Zambezi River also means there are many wonderful game viewing opportunities to be had from the river; watch as crocodiles hippos bathe in the cool waters, or as elephants and zebras come down to the water’s edge to drink. There are also opportunities for walking safaris in the national park, which mean you can get really close to some details which you would otherwise miss in a vehicle, such as footprints, plant life and micro-wildlife. The credit of these immaculate safaris is entirely due to the extremely passionate and exceptionally knowledgeable rangers who have dedicated their careers to the national park.

The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is the perfect region for adventure seekers who are looking to combine an adrenaline rush with a wildlife experience. The combination of expansive game areas and the incredible wonder of the Victoria Falls makes this a bucket list destination.

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