Protecting the expanse of the south and east banks of the Zambezi River in north-western Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls National Park incorporates the rain forest that grows on the side of the falls due to the water provided from the spray of the falls.
When combined with the Zambezi National Park, the wildlife protection area covers 56 000 hectares of land.
A number of plant species grow in the rainforest including ferns, liana vines, palms and mahogany trees which are not seen anywhere else in the area.
The national park is home to a variety of safari game animals including Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Eland, White Rhino and Hippos as well as a number of different antelope species and Crocodiles.
A malaria area, visitors are advised to take prophylactic tablets prior to entering the reserve.
by Katie Findlay