ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK SAFARI
The Zambezi National Park is situated adjacent to the town of Victoria Falls. It is a fairly small park in comparison to other national parks in Zimbabwe but it is a great safari option for those who want to experience the Victoria Falls and combine it with a safari. There is a number of luxurious accomodation options within the park, of which most are situated on the banks of the Zambezi river. Game drives and guided walking safaris are the main activities in the park, with canoeing taking place on the river. The park is accessed via a short 10 minute drive the town of Victoria Falls.
Zambezi River offers beautiful scenery and wildlife
Selection of stunning picnic locations
Great full day or half-day tours from Victoria Falls
Brilliant bird watching destination
Amazing game viewing opportunities
Time of year to travel
May through to October is generally the dry season in Zimbabwe, with September and October commonly recognised as the best months for photo opportunities around the Victoria Falls, due to being much less water spray. The dry season is also a better time for game viewing across the Zambezi National Park.
The wet season traditionally runs from November to April, when the weather is normally hot and quite humid.
The Zambezi National Park has a good variety of wildlife which stays close to the river in the dry season making for some great viewing opportunities. Lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo are often seen as well as a selection of plains game such as giraffe, sable, waterbuck, kudu, and impala. The river is home to hippos and crocodile and some decent fishing. The birdlife is excellent year round with numbers peaking during the green season as migrants arrive to breed in the park.
Amazing Places To Stay
Lodges and Accommodation
Victoria Falls Island Lodge
Sitting on its own private island, the Victoria Falls Island Lodge offers the ultimate in seclusion. Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river and within the Zambezi National Park, this lush and bountiful island gives access to an area teeming with wildlife. The suites feature incredible panoramic views of the Zambezi river and its shoreline.
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Located in the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls River Lodge is a stunning private game lodge, just minutes away from the stunning Victoria Falls. The customer service standards at this lodge are impressive which compliments the luxurious accommodation.
Our top tip
To truly appreciate the Zambezi National Park, we recommend staying in one of the lodges inside the park. Our team at Sensational Africa can easily arrange this for you. Zambezi Drive runs along the river for nearly 50km and offers stunning views of the Zambezi River and points where animals come down to drink in the dry season. A combination of river bank and bush is always a winner!