Providing one of the most thrilling things to do in Zambia, exploring the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park provides one with a chance to see diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. Read on to find out more!
Planning Your Visit
This park can be found in Livingstone, Zambia and part of it lies beside the Zambezi River in an area from where you can also witness the spellbinding Victoria Falls. An easy way to explore this attraction would be to stay at nearby properties like Avani Victoria Falls Resort which will organise game drives; it also offers unlimited access to Victoria Falls and features an activity desk for those in search of more escapades.
Excursions at the Park
The most popular way to visit this national park while staying at nearby Victoria Falls hotels would be to enjoy game drives in open-top vehicles which provide a great way to spot animals. Both self-drive and guided drive options are on offer, though you can also consider going on a guided walking safari which will be a captivating experience. For a change of setting, you can head off on a sunset cruise along the park’s borders as well.
Interestingly, there are no predators at the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the wildlife here has thrived giving you an excellent opportunity to see various species. These include migratory bush elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbuck, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, vervet monkeys, baboons, and even rare white rhinos. Those enjoying river cruises also have a chance to spot hippos and crocodiles too.
Many don’t realise that this park is also an ideal place for birdwatching in Zambia since more than 350 species have been recorded here. One of the best sights would be to see birds of prey such as the Verreaux’s eagle sweeping down for its catch. Amongst the other birds, you can spot include the African skimmer, taita falcon, corncrake, black stork, pallid harrier, and great snipe.