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Protected Area Victoria Falls National Park

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Located in Zimbabwe :: Four Nations  :: Victoria Falls
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

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The Victoria Falls National Park is situated in the western tip of Zimbabwe and run by Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World' and known as 'The Smoke that thunders' by locals. The Victoria Falls National Park covers 56,000 hectares and The Big Five and many other smaller game species are found here. The falls consist of five smaller falls. Four in Zimbabwe named, The Devil's Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and Horseshoe Falls, and one on the border in Zambia called Eastern Cataract. Also see the David Livingstone Statue at the left end of the Falls, the Rainforest and Victoria Falls Bridge. The Bridge was designed in England, transported in pieces and assembled on site. The Vic Falls bridge is a very popular bungee jump point. ZimPark does the bookings for all Zimbabwe's beautiful National Parks. They are very friendly and efficient and communicating effectively via email.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Zimbabwe
Contact :  ZimParks - Central Reservations Office
Contact 2 :  ZimParks -Victoria Falls Office
Tel :  +263(0)4 706 077
Tel2 :  +263(0)13 422 94
Gate :  +263(0)13 422 04
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here

Directions [ correction ]

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Time Information [ correction ]
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  Summer:15th August -14th May; 06h00 - 18h00; Winter 15th May - 4th August : 06h30-18h00
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  24 hrs

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s :  Entry fee: Locals USD10, Regional USD30; Internationals USD50; Lunar tours (All visitors) USD100. Children 6-12 years pay 50% of adults and Under 6 yrs: Free. (Updated Mar-2023).

Destination Information [ correction ]
Facilities :  Lodging, Camping, Restaurant

Facilities [ correction ]
Nearby Facilities :  Bar.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Picnics, Guided Walks, Fishing, Swimming, Boat Trips, White Water Rafting, Scenic Flights
Game to View :  Zebra. Giraffe. Kudu. Waterbuck. Impala. Sable. Elephant. Lion. Buffalo. Leopard. White Rhinoceros.
More Activities :  Waterfalls. David Livingstone Statue. Bungee jumping. Moonlight viewing. Tribal dancing.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

For a complete wilderness experience visitors can camp on the banks of the Zambezi river. The campsite are unfenced with only a bush toilet and braai sites.These are also lodges as another accommodation option within the park.

For a range of more comfortable accommodation options like hotels, guest house and lodges to choose from, these are situated close to the park entrance and further into the town centre. (Jul-15)

Cellphone reception is available at the accommodation option within the park, the Elephant camp. (Jul-15).

There are ATMs in Victoria Falls town like at the Barclay’s Bank in Livingstone Way which accepts Visa cards for visitors from other countries and can withdraw USD equivalent to your currency at home. It is still advisable to always take cash with you so you do not rely completely on credit cards as these are not yet widely accepted in the country. Travellers cheques are rarely accepted and pay for your accommodation before you travel to Victoria Falls. Also carry mostly small denominations of currency so it will much easier to pay for restaurant bills and curios, as change is not always available. South African Rand (ZAR) is also accepted but often converted to USD.

There is no fuel stop within the park but fuel is available at the Total garage in the town centre. However if for some reason they have run out you will be able to source fuel from one of the bulk suppliers in the industrial sites. (Jul-15).

Shops are scattered all over the town be it clothing, crafts and art shops and groceries.

For your health there is a well equipped private hospital the T.H.B Private Hospital. There is also the Victoria Falls Clinic and private doctors to visit. There is the MARS for emergency evacuations. (Jul-15)

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