Zambezi National Park
The small (but very scenic) Zambezi National Park is a great destination for a day trip from Victoria Falls since it is located next to it. There are also several lodges overlooking the Zambezi River inside the park offering a real bush experience. Elephant and buffalo are regularly seen, as well as giraffe and zebra.There is a good variety of antelope including water buck, impala and sable.
The park has the very scenic Zambezi River as its northern border. The Zambezi River Game Drive runs the length of the park, along the river for about 50km. The vegetation is mainly mopane woodland and riverine forest with some amazing trees, including apple-ring, figs and ebony.
The broad Zambezi River draws thirsty animals in the Dry season (April to October). It’s a spectacle that in turn draws plenty of visitors – particularly on weekends. If you need more reasons to visit at this time, consider that this is also when Victoria Falls is at its most thunderous, thanks to the Zambezi’s peak water flows. This stacks up well against the low-season prices available during the wetter months.