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Zimbabwe Safari Adventures: Exploring Victoria Falls and Beyond

Zimbabwe, situated in Southern Africa, is known for its safari adventures among safaris because it introduces itself as a paradise for diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Its most renowned and visited locations and parks like Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Matobo National Park, and others are teemed with natural waterholes, lakes, grasslands, wildlife animals, especially a Big Five of Africa, including African Buffaloes, leopards, rhinoceros, lions, and elephants.

Victoria Falls, one of the iconic destinations among safari enthusiasts, is also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya which means, “the smoke that thunders.” Everyone’s Zimbabwe Safari Adventure is incomplete, if they don’t explore Victoria Falls and its beyond such as Zambezi National Park, Chobe National Park, Kazuma Pan National Park, etc. In short, we’re gonna describe our personal safari adventure in Zimbabwe, especially in Vic Falls and beyond.

Victoria Falls: The Smoke That Thunders

Basically, the name, “Mosi-oa-Tunya” was given to Victoria Falls in the 1800s by its local inhabitants because of its thunder falls. It’s located on the Zambezi River in South Africa, making the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is one of the largest waterfalls in the entire world that attracts millions of safaris every year.

Visitors can have a glimpse of the magnificent beauty of Vic Falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, but they can view 25% of these falls from the Zambian side and can also view the remaining 75% of these falls from the Zimbabwean side. Therefore, it totally depends on which side you prefer and what lodge you choose to explore Vic Falls.

Furthermore, Vic Falls is divided into five smaller waterfalls in which one waterfall is in Zambia and the remaining four are in Zimbabwe. Safari enthusiasts can explore these four waterfalls, including Main Falls, Devil’s Cataract, Horseshoe Falls, and Rainbow Falls in Zimbabwe while in Zambia, you can explore Eastern Cataract. Hence, according to our experience in exploring these falls, the Zimbabwean side is the best place for everyone.

Victoria Falls also plays a huge role in attracting animals and birds due to its grassy lands, lifeful atmosphere, and excessive water. You can spot animals like giraffes, zebras, chacma baboons, monkeys, warthogs, and mongooses, and approximately 400+ species of birds in this area. Visitors can also perform several safari adventurous activities such as birdwatching, game drives, and others to make your safari experience memorable.

Safari Adventures in Vic Falls and Beyond

Victoria Falls

Apart from the common safari activities, including game drives, mokoro drives, and birdwatching, it also offers some other adrenaline safari activities like visiting Livingstone Island, white-water rafting, bridge swinging, sunset cruises, bungee jumping and swimming in Devil’s Pool. All the activities will add a spectacular experience to your Zimbabwe Safari Adventures.

Zambezi National Park

Zambezi National Park, situated around Vic Falls, is the most visited destination for Vic Falls tourists, because it’s near to these falls and it helps tourists to enhance their Zimbabwe Safari Adventure by covering all the locations. At the time of sunset, river safaris in this park provide a long-lasting experience of watching gathered wildlife that no safari can experience in any other place.

Chobe National Park

Located in the northern part of Botswana, Chobe National Park, is the first national park in Botswana famous for its diverse ecosystem, wildlife reserves, and scenic beauty. One of the biggest fantasies of this park is its deep blue Chobe River, which flows along the northern boundary of this park, and is the main source of attraction for safaris. Chobe National Park is easily accessible via Victoria Falls Airport where safaris can perform these safari activities like horse riding, mokoro safaris, boar safaris, classic game drives, and bird safaris.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is situated near the border of Botswana and it’s also known as Jewel of Africa, because it’s a haven for wildlife along with safari enthusiasts. It’s also a premier safari destination which has a Big Five of Africa, natural and artificial waterholes, greenlands, and others. This park offers a number of safari experiences like private camps, guided walks, lodges, night drives, wildlife views, bush dinners, specialized activities, and luxurious amenities.

Closing Words

Victoria Falls and Beyond areas are the best destinations to experience a stunning Zimbabwe Safari Adventure, because they’re rich in grassy lands, charming ecosystems, wildlife, and others. Moreover, they’re also conveniently accessible, because they’re near to each other a lot.

In addition, safari enthusiasts can easily spot wildlife, including a Big Five of Africa such as lions, African buffaloes, elephants, leopards, and rhinoceros in these areas. Tourists can see the waterfalls of Vic Falls from Zimbabwe and Zambia according to their interests and preferences.

Apart from these waterfalls, they can also capture views around the Chobe River and the artificial and natural waterholes of Hwange National Park. They can also explore other places like Matobo National Park, Lake Kariba, and others despite the mentioned places.

After all, choosing the best lodges and guided safaris will also help you to enhance your Zimbabwe Safari Adventures. So, Africa Bush Camps is here to help you to choose skilled safari guides and lodges near to these places. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any queries or trip bookings.


  1. Does Zimbabwe have good safaris?

Yes, Zimbabwe, called the Jewel of Africa, feels proud of having diverse ecosystems, grassy lands, watery lakes, wildlife, and others which provide an incredible safari experience that no one can get from other places in Africa.

  1. What’s the National Safari Park in Zimbabwe?

Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe, having approximately 140+ mammal species along with the Big Five of Africa.

  1. What’s the real name of Victoria Falls?

Its real name is, “Mosi-oa-Tunya” that was given to Victoria Falls in the 1800s by its local inhabitants because of its thunder falls.