6,500ha Park extends around the falls and along the Zambezi River and is an
Important Bird Area. A small fenced-off section, known as the Game Park, is the
home to white rhinos that have been introduced and do not occur naturally in
Zambia. Within the park is an area called the Old Drift – this is where
the pioneers first settled and ferried their goods across the Zambezi before
the bridge was built. There is also an old graveyard here.
habitat is a mixture of riverine vegetation, dry mixed woodland, and mopane.
The game which may be seen in the park include zebra, bushbuck, waterbuck,
hippo, impala, giraffe, elephant, kudu, common duiker, warthog, and buffalo.
The elephants visit at will, swimming out onto the islands and across to
Zimbabwe, which is a spectacular sight. The greatest number of elephants
are seen in the park during the dry season from July to November.