Mosi-Oa-Tunya game drives with a knowledgeable guide set off in the morning and afternoon from the Victoria Fall and lasts about 3 hours. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park encompasses the Victoria Falls in Zambia Livingstone and stretches some 12 kilometers along the riverbanks of the upper Zambezi. White rhino, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, zebra and several antelope species flourish here. Elephant also often visit the park, swimming back and forth across the river.
Mosi-oa-Tunya means “The Smoke That Thunders“. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
The National Park covers a relatively small area of 66 km2 from the Songwe Gorge below the Victoria Falls and stretches upstream along the Zambian River bank for about 20 km.
Within the National Park is an old cemetery where the first European settlers were buried. They made camp close to the river, but kept succumbing to a strange and fatal illness.
They originally blamed the yellow/green-barked “fever trees” for this incurable malady. Only later did they discover it was the malarial mosquito causing their demise. Before long the community moved to higher ground and the town of Livingstone emer