Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. In addition, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as many of the smaller species of game can be viewed.
The Zambezi River is home to over is 75 species of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish. You can read more about fishing on the Zambezi here Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe has two main game-viewing sections:
The Zambezi River Game Drive, with an extensive network of roads along the river accessed through the main gate of the Park, and the 25 kilometre Chamabondo Game Drive in the southern part of the Park, which begins about 5 kilometres outside of Victoria Falls town – just off the main road to Bulawayo. The roads are in reasonable condition, but please note that they do close the park after heavy rains The small (but very scenic) Zambezi National Park is a great destination for a daytrip from Victoria Falls, since it is located next to it. Elephant and buffalo are regularly seen, as well as several antelope species.
The park shouldn’t be compared to some of the more impressive wildlife destinations in the country. Four of the Big Five are present, but only elephants and buffalo are likely to be seen. Rhino is absent. Leopards and lions are resident, but rarely spotted. African wild dogs also occur in the park and the best chance to spot them is during the denning season from May to August. The river teems with crocodiles and hippos. The park has the very scenic Zambezi River as its northern border. The Zambezi River Game Drive runs the length of the park, along the river for about 50km. The vegetation is mainly mopane woodland and riverine forest with some amazing trees, including apple-ring, figs and ebony. Visit Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Epic Route © Monika Newbound