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VICTORIA FALLS AREA

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Area (SqKm):66
# Species*:378
# Excl Vagrants*:378
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
Species/100 SqKm*:572.7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Riverine forest, Miombo woodland, grassland

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Mosi Oa Tunya National Park encompasses the Zambia side of Victoria Falls as well as parts of the Zambezi River above the falls. Certainly the main attraction is the cataract itself, which is truly spectacular though somewhat less so at the end of dry season during October-November. The habitat in the park is mainly riverine forest, Miombo woodland, grassland, river, and cliffs above the river below the falls. Game drives are possible in the park, with the main attraction being the White Rhinoceros, indigenous to the area but re-introduced from South Africa. A variety of other antelope, zebras, and giraffe are also present, all re-introduced. The tops of the gorge below the falls are a good place to look for raptors, particularly Augur Buzzard, Verreux's Eagle, and Taita Falcon.

LOCATION OF SITE

Mosi Oa Tunya National Park lies along the Zambezi River above and including Victoria Falls outside the town of Livingstone. It is reached by driving from Lusaka along the Lusaka-Livingstone Road or taking the train.