Victoria Falls National Park

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Victoria Falls National Park
Cataratas Victoria, Zambia-Zimbabue, 2018-07-27, DD 15.jpg
LocationHwange District, Zimbabwe[1]
Nearest cityHwange
Coordinates17°55′S 25°40′E / 17.917°S 25.667°E / -17.917; 25.667Coordinates: 17°55′S 25°40′E / 17.917°S 25.667°E / -17.917; 25.667
Area23.4 km2 (9.0 sq mi)[2]
Governing bodyZimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
Designated3 May 2013
Reference no.2108[3]
Victoria Falls National Park marker

Victoria Falls National Park in north-western Zimbabwe protects the south and east bank of the Zambezi River in the area of the world-famous Victoria Falls. It extends along the Zambezi river from the larger Zambezi National Park about 6 km above the falls to about 12 km below the falls.[4]


A notable feature of the park is the rainforest which grows in the spray of the falls, including ferns, palms, liana vines, and a number of trees such as mahogany not seen elsewhere in the region. The park is located within the Zambezian and mopane woodlands ecoregion.

Visitors have the chance to view the elephant, Cape buffalo, southern white rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffes, eland and a variety of other antelope herds during drives and walking safaris.[5] A bask of crocodiles may be seen in the river, and a nearby Crocodile Ranch offers a safer view of these dangerous animals.


Accommodations for tourists are provided in campsites in the Zambezi National Park and in the numerous resorts and hotels in and around the town of Victoria Falls which forms part of the western boundary of the park. Visitors are required to take precautions against malaria.


This park is considered for inclusion in the 5 Nation Kavango - Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.


  1. ^ "Victoria Falls National Park". Wild Safari Guide. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. ^ National Parks and Nature Reserves of Zimbabwe, World Institute for Conservation and Environment Archived 2012-04-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Victoria Falls National Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Victoria Falls National Park | Alliance of National Parks". Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  5. ^ "5 of the most tagged safari destinations in Africa". South China Morning Post. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2021.