This National Park is a one stop destination affording the visitor several aspects of tourism ranging from prime game viewing, cultural tourism and of course the Victoria Falls.
Zambezi National Park together with Victoria Falls National Park covers an area of 56,000 hectares. The northern border of the Park is formed by the great Zambezi River which also forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia for much of its length.
A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including The Big Five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and white rhinoceros.
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 a large variety of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish.
Zambezi National Park 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 kilometer 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.
Activities & Attractions
- Game viewing – visitors use their own vehicles for transport.
- Fishing – visitors bring their own fishing gear and boats.
- Walks & Scenic views.
- Boat cruises – daytime and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River.
Where to stay
A’Zambezi River Lodge
Enjoy an unmatches and genuine African experience at the only hotel in Victoria Falls situated right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi, its architecture and situation specifically designed to blend into the verdant natural environment where wildlife often roams.
Imagine a vast, African river of many moods and legends, journeying through 1500 km of rich and beautiful wildlife territory, giving life to man and beast and pleasure to all who encounter her. This is the Zambezi, whose immense beauty has captured the hearts of explorers for over a century.
At both the most serene and most spectacular, thunderous point, Victoria Falls, you’ll find total tranquillity and gracious African hospitality right on her banks, a mere 7km from the falls.
A’Zambezi is the only hotel with a river frontage and jetty site in Victoria Falls. Imagine no more. Welcome to A’Zambezi River Lodge!
At A’Zambezi you can truly re-ignite the spirit of Africa in your soul! The hotel is highly regarded for its exceptional features, and is well sited in the precincts of the Victoria Falls National Park and is just 5km from the Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa’s foremost attraction.
Enjoying uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and year round game at its on-site waterhole, accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is ideally positioned to offer the most discerning traveler a taste of Africa at its best.
Appointed in the utmost luxury, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers outstanding Victoria Falls accommodation and hospitality together with an authentic wildlife experience.
All of their rooms have digital safes, IDD phones, remote control air conditioning, hairdryers, fans, mosquito nets, extensive range of customized toiletries including insect repellent, message pads, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and extra length beds.
The Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel, the address of choice for more than a century for royal families, statesmen, celebrities and the discerning traveller, occupies a fine location from which to explore the magical wonders of untamed Zimbabwe.
From the thundering Victoria Falls at its threshold, to the Big Five that roam freely less than 5km away, this hotel provides an experience like no other. Just a ten minute walk from the actual Falls.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, was recently redecorated and refurbished and now combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new.
Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek.
The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike.
The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice.
Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.
A small intimate tented camp tucked away subtly under a canopy of an acacia tree island on an ancient river system. This unbeatable wild elephant sanctuary is known for its large herds of elephant and the Somalisa concession in Hwange National Park affords you with your private African wildlife encounters from the minute you step out of your tent.
Somalisa Camp is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance together with an exclusive safari experience.
Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Its stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain gives it breath taking views of the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line.
At Somalisa Camp, you will experience the heightened romance of the African Bush in one of the most natural environments in Africa. This is the way Africa was meant to be explored.
Somalisa Camp is a Luxury tented camp. There are only six elegantly furnished canvas tents with en suite bathrooms, flush toilet and romantic alfresco bush shower make up this camp.
The decor echoes of an old era, from colonial to the ancient tribes of Africa, telling the story from all corners of this magnificent continent. On special request Somalisa Acacia can be booked in conjunction with Somalisa Camp to cater for larger groups of up to 20 people.