Soul-soothing relaxation meets heart-thumping adventure in one of Africa’s most unique safari destinations at the Victoria Falls.
The Smoke that Thunders
The Smoke that Thunders
Africa's fourth-largest river, the Zambezi evokes mystery and adventure renowned across the world. Herds of elephants swim across the Zambezi River, as pods of hippos grunt in pools of consternation and crocodiles bask on the banks. At the Victoria Falls, a staggering eight million litres of water flows into the gorge every second.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Mosi-oa-Tunya at a glance
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park protects Victoria Falls and the precious wildlife of the region. Enjoy game drives along 12 km of wild Zambezi riverfront, through lush riverine forests where the fronds of ilala palms stretch towards the sky, and the mighty river skirts islands where hippos bask on the warm sand.
Mosi-oa-Tunya key facts
Mosi-oa-Tunya is Zambia’s smallest national park, and a delightful introduction to the country’s wildlife, and the magnificent Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dare to take a dip in the legendary Devil’s Pool, with views over the dramatic Eastern Cataract of the Falls.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
All year round
The mighty Zambezi River flows all year round.
Lush, indigenous forests that grow on the banks of the Zambezi.
Sparse woodland dominated by mopane trees.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to a healthy population of plains zebra.
Home to Zambia’s only white rhinos, introduced in the mid 2000s.
A common sight on the Zambezi's banks, basking in the sun.
Iconic intra-African migrants common along the Zambezi in season.
The weather around the falls and the Zambezi is pleasant all year round, with a sub-tropical climate. Nights and mornings on the riverfront can get chilly, 5-10°C (41-50°F) while the spray from the Falls in summer has a welcome, cooling effect when temperatures can reach 35°C (95°F).
May to September
October to April
Explore our camp in Mosi-oa-Tunya
Gaze across the Zambezi from Toka Leya, the only Wilderness camp upstream of the Falls on this legendary river. Just a short distance from Livingstone, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and other iconic African wildlife thrive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which is also home to the Zambian side of the magnificent Victoria Falls.Go to Destination Map
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