Mosi-Ao-Tunya National Park and Victoria Falls


Experience the flight of angels over Victoria Falls, see the full moon lunar rainbow, observe great birdlife, baboons and warthogs in the Victoria Falls rainforest and the white rhino and elephants in the wildlife reserve, take sundowner drinks on a boat on the Zambezi, fly high above the falls and photograph the misty spray, take part in white water rafting and bungy jumping – get wet in the Mosi ua Tunya waters and cleanse your soul.

Discovered by David Livingstone in 1885 and named them after his Queen, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is divided into two sections; a game park along the riverbank and the staggering Victoria Falls, each with separate entrances.  ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – Smoke that Thunders’ is the name given to Victoria Falls.  The falls are the greatest known curtain of falling water and are a breathtaking spectacle.

There is a sheer basalt fault line over which the mighty Zambezi tumbles to a depth of 300 feet (100metres), creating a cloud of spray which can be seen up to 20 miles away and thus the name.

Baboons can be seen on a regular basis on the paths leading to the falls and small antelopes and warthogs inhabit the rainforests that hug the edge of the falls. The reserve contains plenty of birds and a scattering of animals including white rhino, elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, eland, buffalo and impala.

Peak flood season is in March and April and the falls are at full power and that’s because it coincides with the rainy season. This also means that the full width of the gorge is hard to see and photography is difficult due to immense amounts of spray. The aerial view at this time is spectacular. The falls are at their lowest around November and December it being the dry season and one can get clear views of the sheer cliffs and the abyss into which the water falls.

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