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Protected Area Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

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Located in Zambia :: Four Nations  :: Livingstone
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


The Mosi-Oa-Tunya Nature Reserve stretches from the Victoria Falls for about 12 kilometres along the northern banks of the Zambezi River. At 66 km2 it’s Zambia’s smallest park, with big game such as rhino, elephant and buffalo, but no predators. The park was established in 1972 to form a buffer between the town of Livingstone and the animals which cross the Zambezi from the Zimbabwean side. Other game includes warthog, wildebeest and giraffe (easily spotted in such a small park).

It is situated directly opposite the Victoria Falls National Park, on the Zimbabwean side, and includes the World Heritage Site of the majestic Victoria Falls as well as Old Drift, where the first people in the areas settled in the 1850’s.

Traveller Description

The park consists out of two sections, a wildlife section in the north-west, and the Victoria Falls section in the south-east. There are no predators in the park, and the game is generally pretty relaxed. Mammals include giraffe, zebra, sable, white rhino, buffalo and elephant, and there is a variety of birds while crocodiles and hippos can be found in the Zambezi. At Old Drift are the remains of a small cemetery, with graves from the early settlers in the area.
The Victoria Falls section includes the Eastern Cataract of the Falls, and the small rainforest opposite with its associated fauna and flora. The cataract is viewed from a narrow bridge, called Knife’s Edge Bridge, that also gives access to a viewpoint over Rainbow Falls and a steep footpath down to the Boiling Pot. In times of high water levels (approximately February to May), the spray from the Falls blocks any view of the Eastern Cataract. In times of low water, there is no water in the Eastern Cataract (approximately September to December)

Address :  Livingstone, Zambia.
Contact :  Zambia Tourism Board
Tel :  +260(0)21 122 9087
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times : 

06:00-18:00 daily.

Time Information
Best Time to Visit :  All year Round. Best btwn Jul-Sep with less mist but May-Jun its too misty.

Rates and Payment
Updated for :  2019
Comments :  (Updated Mar-19)
Fee/s :  Park Entry Fees: Citizens (ZK): ZMK25.20pp/day; Residents/SADC Nationals: USD5pp/day; International: USD10pp/day; Self Drives (Residents/Non-Residents): USD15pp/day. Children under 5 yrs free. (Updated Mar-19)

Destination Information
Lodging Camping Airport

Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Guided Walks Horse Trails Canoeing Boat Trips Photography
White Water Rafting, Scenic Flights
Game to View :  Giraffe. Zebra. Warthog. Sable. Eland. Buffalo and Impala.
More Activities :  Elephant back safaris. Bungee and Gorge Swings.
Notes on Activities :  Helicopter flights over the Falls. (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  M10

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL

The park is reachable by road by driving from Lusaka to Livingstone or Sesheke to Livingstone or by air where scheduled flights available daily during the peak season June to October. The other period, check with your travel agent for schedules in use.

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