Mosi oa Tunya National Park
MOSI-O-TUNYA National Park
The Mosi-O-Tunya National Park sits lower the upper Zambezi river region stretching some 10km on the river banks with a magnificent overview of Victoria Falls. Mosi-o-Tunya National park is actually the smallest Zambia National park occupying roughly 66 sq km.
This Zambia safari park is normally visited by tourist on Victoria Falls Zambia safari. It is home to some incredible Zambia wildlife like elephants, giraffes, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, hippos, buffalo, zebras, impala, kudu, warthog, monkeys and some unique water birds. You’ll regularly find some elephant herds crossing the Zambezi River.
Some of the best ways to discover the wilderness around Victoria Falls is on game drives within the park; elephant back rides and also on horse back safaris. Visitors may drive private cars or trucks or possibly take a pre-arranged open vehicle game drives.
Commonly referred to as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning 'the smoke that thunders' from the local Kololo tribe dialect, stands out as the foremost spectacular destinations from Zambia, a must visit for very Zambia tourist.
Columns of misty water fall over the surrounding forested park and rocky cliffs that can be seen miles away. The sheer basalt cliff, over which these falls plunge, switches the river Zambezi from a full serene stream into a ferocious plunging river dropping by some sheer gorges.
The Park and Victoria Falls can be reached with a drive from Livingstone town, southerly on Mosi O Tunya road. On reaching the Zambia border, take right turn to the park area as shown by the sign post. There are small walking trails to the falls and Mosi-oa-tunya Park.
When to go
Just in case you are set for Victoria Falls visits, each time of the year has different views of the falls. Peak surge of the water on the falls is in March and April; the falls are then beautiful and glorious however the full width is barely seen because of the clouds of mist.
November until December is perfect time to watch the rivulets flowing on sections of the falls simply because the floods are actually lowest at the time. It can be easier to notice the cliffs which make these falls during this period. It is also recommend that you tour Mosi-oa-tunya Park in the dry season since the routes within the park are dry and easy to access.
What To Do
The Park gives an environment for various giraffes, Elephants, zebras, varieties of the antelope, warthog, a variety of birds and even smaller creatures. Elephants get across the Zambezi and unreservedly roam in this park.Game drives in the park bring you at close range to many of the wildlife. You will find exceptional photographic prospects likewise considering that the park is free of potential predators and animals are able to relax here and there. Visitors may drive private cars or trucks or perhaps be part of organized open vehicle game drives. Elephant back safaris have been already offered to enhance the excitement.Accommodation is Zambia ranges from luxury hotels,safari lodges,guest houses as well as apartments.The choice usually depends on where you want to stay.Some tourists prefer to stay in the safari lodges because they get a chance to see the wildlife at a close range.Flights to Zambia are also cheap and all you are must do is to book in advance.The experience is memorable.