Wildlife & Animals – Mosi-oa-Tunya NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park offers an easy opportunity to see the most common, flagship animals that can be found in the national parks around the country. The exception is the predators. Elephant and buffalo are easy to see, as are Burchell's zebra and many antelope species.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
HippoAbundant
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
LionNone
HyenaNone
Wild DogVery Rare

Wildlife Highlights

White rhino were introduced from South Africa, and this is a good place to see them, as rhino are rare in Zambia's parks. The same is true for giraffe – a lot of the big parks don’t have this magnificent animal. The majestic sable antelope is also present. Wild dog sometimes venture into the park by swimming across from Zimbabwe.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

It is easy to see the animals at any time of the year, as the park is small and contained. The best time to see Victoria Falls is from May to September.

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