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Zambezi National Park

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About Zambezi National Park

Country found in: Zimbabwe
Parks total area: 559 km² (216 mi² )
Year established: 1979
Park wildlife: 11 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

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Zambezi National Park highlights

  • Victoria Falls is one of the world’s seven wonders
  • All of the big five live in the park
  • Easy access from airports and cities
  • Fishing, birding and big game
  • Can be crowded, especially on the weekends

The park is in the northwestern-most corner of Zimbabwe, near the borders of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. It is a seven-hour drive from the large cities of Lusaka, Zambia, and and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. However it is a very short drive from Livingstone Airport, which is across the river in Zambia.
While the allure of the spectacular waterfall is tempting, the park is rich with diverse wildlife. Formerly part of Victoria Falls National Park, Zambezi was split off from Victoria Falls National Park in 1979 so that Victoria Falls town could be extended to the river.

Wildlife of Zambezi National Park

Zambezi is home to four of the big five: buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion. Additionally, antelope, baboons, zebra and hippopotamus call the park home. Safaris can be by boat, motor vehicle or foot. Several safari operators offer many options within the park, including overnight canoe trips. With all its water from the falls, fishing in Zambezi is exceptional. The park is also documented to have the highest concentration of bird species in all of Africa making it a prime destination for birding safari enthusiasts.

Zambezi National Park has one lodge, three fishing camps and four general camps in the park. Additionally the nearby city of Victoria Falls has many hotels and restaurants. There are many options for animal viewing and fishing. While there are guided tours, adventurers may use their own transportation in the park for car safaris, hikes and fishing trips.

When to visit Zambezi National Park

May through October is normally the dry season, with September and October recognized as the better months for photo opportunities at Victoria Falls, as there is much less spray. The dry season is also better for viewing game in the Zambezi National Park.
The rainy season runs fom November through to April, when the weather is hot and very humid.

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Tour by: DK Tours and Safaris

Enjoy Two Nights in Victoria Falls, Two Nights in Chobe National Park and Two nights in the Okavango Delta - wit...

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Tour by: Flame of Africa

Since 1904 ,the Victoria Falls Hotel,has been visited by royal families, statesmen, celebrities and discerning ...

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Tour by: DK Tours and Safaris

Chobe Three Days and Two Nights Camping Safari. This is possible from either Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) or Living...

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Tour by: DK Tours and Safaris

This is an OVERNIGHT SAFARI in the CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, possible from Livingstone or Victoria Falls

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Tour by: Opentourafrica

Start your journey with three nights at the renowned Cape Grace Hotel situated at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfro...

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Tour by: Crisscross Namibia Safaris

3 COUNTRIES DIVERSITY: WILDLIFE, CULTURES, DESERT START NAMIBIA AND END IN ZIMBABWE VICTORIA FALLS

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Tour by: The Safari Source

Explore Zimbabwes mighty Victoria Falls, the finest National Parks & its fascinating wildlife

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Tour by: DK Tours and Safaris

The trip can be booked from Livingstone in Zambia or from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Tour by: Eyes on Africa

Highlights • Victoria Falls • Painted Dogs Conservation Centre • Hwange National Park • Rhodes Grave and Mat...

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