Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The smoke that thunders

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A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site home to the thrilling Devil’s Pool

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is perfectly situated along the mighty Zambezi River, just a stone’s throw away from the breath-taking Victoria Falls. It is a place of unique and adventurous experiences, be it heart pumping or soul-soothing there is something for everyone here. Fancy yourself a bit of an adrenaline junkie? Have a go at bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge or conquering the Zambezi River on an inflatable raft. It’ll be an enthralling break from your time on safari.

As soon as you’re ready to get back to the wildlife, you can easily explore the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which is home to a variety of animals including elephants, giraffe and zebra. Meanwhile, the romantics can enjoy exceptional sunsets cruising along the famous Zambezi River. For those looking for something different to break up their trip, Livingstone might just tick all of the boxes for you.

Wildlife

The park provides a home for numerous antelope species, zebra, giraffe, warthog, white rhino and a variety of birds and smaller animals. Elephants frequently cross the Zambezi and freely walk through the Park and the surrounding area.

  • Two Giraffes
  • Two Zebra
  • Two Rhinos in Livingstone
  • Zambia Livingstone
  • Zambia Livingstone
  • Zambia Livingstone
  • Zambia Livingstone
  • Zambia Livingstone

Seasonal Information

Find out the best times to visit Mosi oa Tunya National Park.

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  • Green Season
  • Mid Season
  • High Season

January is summertime, with warm daytime temperatures creeping up to around 30°C. The summer rains bring a freshness to the season and the landscapes in Mosi oa Tunya National Park, with plants, waterholes and rivers replenished by the waters. The summertime climate can seen dramatic thunderstorms, the perfect entertainment to witness Mother Nature in all her powerful glory. At the Falls, the summer rains are yet to all filter down, so the water level is medium to high, depending on how much rain has fallen over the previous months.

Plan your Safari

February is summertime, with warm daytime temperatures creeping up to around 30°C. The summer rains bring a freshness to the season and the landscapes in Mosi oa Tunya National Park, with plants, waterholes and rivers replenished by the waters. The summertime climate can seen dramatic thunderstorms, the perfect entertainment to witness Mother Nature in all her powerful glory. At the Falls, the summer rains are yet to all filter down, so the water level is medium to high, depending on how much rain has fallen over the previous months.

Plan your Safari

If you are planning to see the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya, it is best to visit in March when the falls are in full flow. However, if you would like to walk along the falls to attractions such as the Boiling Pot or Devils Pool, it is inaccessible during this time.

Plan your Safari

If you are planning to see the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya, it is best to visit in April when the falls are in full flow. However, if you would like to walk along the falls to attractions such as the Boiling Pot or Devils Pool, it is inaccessible during this time.

Plan your Safari

If you are planning to see the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya, it is best to visit in May when the falls are in full flow. However, if you would like to walk along the falls to attractions such as the Boiling Pot or Devils Pool, it is inaccessible during this time.

Plan your Safari

As Mosi-oa-Tunya is a relatively small and self-contained park, it isn’t as affected by the seasons as other parks within Africa. You will often see elephants regularly moving in and out of the park as they can swim across the river. However, wildlife concentration is highest during the dry season, from June to September, when they congregate around the water sources in the park.

Plan your Safari

As Mosi-oa-Tunya is a relatively small and self-contained park, it isn’t as affected by the seasons as other parks within Africa. You will often see elephants regularly moving in and out of the park as they can swim across the river. However, wildlife concentration is highest during the dry season, from June to September, when they congregate around the water sources in the park.

Plan your Safari

As Mosi-oa-Tunya is a relatively small and self-contained park, it isn’t as affected by the seasons as other parks within Africa. You will often see elephants regularly moving in and out of the park as they can swim across the river. However, wildlife concentration is highest during the dry season, from June to September, when they congregate around the water sources in the park.

Plan your Safari

As Mosi-oa-Tunya is a relatively small and self-contained park, it isn’t as affected by the seasons as other parks within Africa. You will often see elephants regularly moving in and out of the park as they can swim across the river. However, wildlife concentration is highest during the dry season, from June to September, when they congregate around the water sources in the park.

Plan your Safari

October sees temperatures reach their peak during their day, around 32°C on average. Still in the low water months, this means the dramatic cliff face is revealed for excellent photo opportunities. There is very little spray and guests can take in the full wonder and sheer size of the falls beneath them. 

Plan your Safari

November usually brings the start of the rainy season, so while the waters of the falls are still low, expect some rain showers. At the falls there is very little spray and guests can take in the full wonder and sheer size of the falls beneath them. The low water levels present the perfect opportunity for white-water rafting, or taking a dip in the Devil’s Pool.

Plan your Safari

On average, December is the rainiest month of the year, helping to reinvigorate the fauna and flora after months of dry weather. The water level in the Falls begins to rise, however there is still good visibility for photographs, and low water levels present the perfect opportunity for white-water rafting, or taking a dip in the Devil’s Pool.

Plan your Safari