The area gets very low rainfall and has a number of privately
maintained manmade waterholes, boreholes and dams meaning that the
game has remained healthy and within the park during the winter.
Game viewing is consequently spectacular, particularly during the
dry season (July to October).
Renowned for large numbers of elephant and buffalo, lion are
also commonly seen and the park also has one of the largest
populations of wild dog in Africa. There are black and white rhino
with over 100 species of mammals and over 400 birds in total
recorded. There are varied ecosystems within the park ranging from
huge open plains to teak forests with an attendant variety of birds
It is a wonderful combination with the majestic Victoria Falls
(a short drive away) and its adrenaline inducing activities and
perhaps a coastal addition in Mozambique or the Indian Ocean
beaches in South Africa. Walking and game drive safaris are
possible which also makes it an excellent combination with Mana
Pools to the east where you can also spend peaceful days canoeing
down the Zambezi River in the north of the country.