Overview – Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to one portion of the Mosi-oa-Tunya ('The Smoke Which Thunders') referred to worldwide as Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. It is the world’s most noteworthy sheet of falling water and is huge worldwide for its excellent geographical and geomorphological elements and dynamic land arrangement processes with extraordinary excellence credited to the falls for example the splash, fog and rainbows. The game park is a little wildlife sanctuary and may merit a visit on the off chance that you have a couple of hours to save.

  • Wildlife9 Animals

  • High SeasonJuly to October

  • Best Time to GoMay to September

Pros & Cons

  • Home to the only white rhinos remaining in Zambia can be witnessed on a guided walking safari
  • Victoria falls is one of Africa's top attraction place
  • Limited area with lots of animal species can be found
  • Self-drive or guided drives are available
  • Basically a wildlife sanctuary rather than a real park
  • Limited wilderness appeal

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Wildlife & Animals – Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The Zambezi River brings a nice assortment of wildlife, including the accompanying: antelope species, cape buffalo, elephants, monkeys, primates and warthogs. There are no predators in the park and, because of the consistent exposure to humans, the animals here are for the most part loose and easy to photograph. Because of the minimal size of the park, game drives are regularly finished inside a small portion of the day. The streets are for the most part tarmacked and, under ordinary conditions, are not difficult to oversee. Walking safaris are likewise possible in Mosi-oa-Tunya.

Wildlife Highlights

Elephants and buffalo are not difficult to see, just like Burchell's zebra and numerous eland species. White rhino was introduced from South Africa, and this is a decent spot to see them, as rhinos are uncommon in Zambia's parks. The same is valid for giraffes a lot of the big parks don't have this grand animal. The glorious sable antelope is likewise present. Wild dogs some of the time adventure into the park by swimming opposite Zimbabwe.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park can be visited all year round as it's a very small park with limited wildlife viewing options. However, the best time to visit Victoria Falls is from May to September.

Birds – Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The part of the Zambezi River before the falls is home to a few little islands. These islands fill in as breeding destinations for four migratory and endangered birds, including the Taita falcon and the black eagle and the rare African skimmer nests on sandbanks in the stream. The park additionally has recorded no less than 450 species of birds, with certain sources asserting more than 750 species, a significant number of which are residents. 

Best Time for Bird Watching

Mosi-oa-Tunya offers a great birding experience throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is during the wet season from November to April. It is also the time when migratory birds are available and a lot of birds can be seen in breeding plumage. 

Best Time to Visit – Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Wildlife viewing in Mosi-oa-Tunya isn't affected especially by the seasons since it's very small and contained. Elephants consistently move all through the park, as they can swim across the river. Their concentration in the park is most noteworthy in the dry months, from July to September. The best ideal opportunity to see Victoria Falls is from May to September.

  • Best Time

    May to September

  • High Season

    July to October

  • Low Season

    January to June

  • Best Weather

    April to September

  • Worst Weather

    October to March

May to October (Dry Season)

  • Best time to visit Victoria falls is from May to September
  • Better wildlife viewing opportunities in this season
  • It is sunny, and there is little rain
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • Victoria Fall gets very crowded
  • Warm clothes are recommended for the early morning & night chill weather
  • The sky is hazy with a lot of dust in the air

May to October (Wet Season)

  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • Plenty of baby animals that attract predators
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Extreme Hot and Humid climate
  • From October to December the flow of the Zambezi River is at its lowest, and the waterfall might be reduced to a trickle

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