Victoria Falls National Park is a 2300ha (5680 acre) protected area that includes the town of Victoria Falls, the rain forest, and the riverine bush along the Zambezi River as far as the Big Tree.
Above: Expect to get wet at the Falls
For many, the gentle beauty of the Zambezi River is as inspiring as the awesome Victoria Falls. As Ernest Holub - the explorer who produced the first map of the Victoria Falls area - wrote in 1881:
"Stretching far away into the distance are the numerous islands with which the riverbed is studded, the gorgeous verdure of their fan-palms and saro-palms standing out in striking contrast to the subdued azure of the hills behind."
The rain forest is the core of the Victoria Falls National Park. The main entrance to the Falls on the Zimbabwean side is at the end of Livingstone Way, a short way before the border post. Be prepared to get wet, particularly in summer when the spray is akin to a tropical downpour.
Zambezi River Walk
This is one of the best ways to experience the tranquil, tropical beauty of the river above the Falls. This gentle walk along the river bank is excellent for birding and you may come across game.
Picnicking After Walking Safari
Elephant Migrating from Victoria Falls National Park to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including elephants, lions, buffalo, and leopards. 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. The Zambezi River is home to over is 75 species of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish.