Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls (town)

Just 5km from the town centre is this vastly underrated national park, comprising 40km of Zambezi River frontage and a spread of wildlife-rich mopane (woodland) and savannah. It's best known for its herds of sable, elephant, giraffe, zebra and buffalo, plus the occasional (rarely spotted) lion, leopard and cheetah. It's easily accessible by 2WD vehicle.

It's possible to sleep inside the park, with accommodation options comprising well-equipped self-catering chalets and campsites.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Victoria Falls (town) attractions

1. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

2.18 MILES

This park is divided into two sections: the Victoria Falls area and the wildlife sector. The latter is only 3km southwest of Livingstone, and most famous…

2. Jafuta Heritage Centre

2.84 MILES

This impressive little museum details the cultural heritage of Zimbabwe's indigenous ethnic groups. There's good background information on the Shona,…

3. Snake Pit

2.87 MILES

Black mambas, spitting cobras and puff adders ain't things you want to come across in the wild, so fortunately they're all here to see behind the safety…

4. Victoria Falls National Park

3.43 MILES

Here on the Zimbabwe side of the falls you're in for a real treat. Some two-thirds of Victoria Falls are located here, including the main falls themselves…

5. Devil's Pool

3.53 MILES

One of the most thrilling experiences – not only at the falls but in all of Africa – is the hair-raising journey to Livingstone Island. Here you will…

6. Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum

3.87 MILES

While there are some beautiful 19th century locomotives to clamber onboard in the Railway Museum, the background information is a bit on the dry side. The…

7. Jewish Cemetery

4.16 MILES

Enter through the gate to wander this small plot of foreign Jewish graves dating from the mid 20th century.