Victoria Falls Zimbabwean Side

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Historically the more popular side of Victoria Falls, the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls is geared up for tourists visiting this natural wonder.

On the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls lies Victoria Falls Town and the Victoria Falls National Park and the Zambezi Falls National Park, which together cover a wilderness area of 56,000 hectares.

Victoria Falls National Park – Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls National Park on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls covers about 23.4 sq km, stretching from the Zambezi National Park 6 km above the Victoria Falls to around 12 km downstream from the falls.

The Victoria Falls National Park in north-western Zimbabwe hosts rainforest vegetation fed by the spray of the Victoria Falls. The forest includes riverine trees, ferns, figs, ilala palm trees, liana vines and mahogany trees. The park is open to visitors year round and is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephant, white rhino, hippo, Cape Buffalo and various antelope species. Crocodiles can also be sighted when game viewing in the park, situated on the south and east banks of the Zambezi River in the area surrounding Victoria Falls.

The Victoria Falls National Park features a network of walking trails that lead to various viewpoints onto the Victoria Falls.  These include the most impressive, Danger Point overlooking Boiling Pot, the Devils Cataract, Main Falls and Chain Walk.

Zambezi National Park – Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls

Zambezi National Park lies 5.5 mi (9 km) from the Victoria Falls and covers an area of 4092 sq km’s. The Zambezi River forms the northern border of the park, with the game park running along the river about 25 mi (40 km).

The relatively undeveloped Zambezi National Park is a pristine wildlife area with a variety of small and large wild animals, including The Big Five of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and white rhinoceros. The Zambezi Park is also home to sable antelope, eland, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck, impala and zebra. The Zambezi National Park offers sunset canoeing cruises in the quieter waters above the falls as well as  fishing, with catches including Tiger Fish, bream and Vundu.

Victoria Falls Town – Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Town lies on the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls, ideally located on the outskirts of the unspoilt Zambezi National Park and only ten minutes from the falls themselves.

Victoria Falls Town, on the southern bank of the Zambezi River, was built on tourism, with Victoria Falls Airport located a mere 18 km south of the town. Victoria Falls Town sprung from the need for tourism facilities in the area and is today a bustling and safe base from which to explore the Victoria Falls area. The town offers various types of accommodation to suite all budgets, has all the necessary amenities, as well as plenty of adventure activities for visitors to choose from.

Map of Victoria Falls Zimbabwean Side

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