Around the falls is 9 miles² (23 km²) of riverine
jungle with ferns, figs, ilala palms, vines, mahogany trees
and patches of rain-forest, providing a tranquil setting
from which to view the five cascades.
Antelopes can be seen in these areas and troops of nonchalant
baboons patrol the walkways. Airborne droplets of fine mist
creates an almost a constant rainbow, which can even be
seen by the light of the moon.
The Victoria Falls are shared by both Zambia and Zimbabwe
and is territorially divided by Cecil Rhodes' famous bridge
- which he never lived to see.
As well as a spectacular view down into the gorge, this
bridge has more recently become famous for its adrenaline-pumping
bungy jump with a fall of 364 feet (111 meters)! The other
most popular adventure pursuit here is white-water rafting
on the Zambezi.
The park contains some big game such as elephants,
giraffe and antelopes like kudu
and waterbuck, along with plenty
of hippos and crocs.
Riverine bird life is
plentiful with egrets, herons, cormorants, fish eagles and
kingfishers.The Zambezi is renowned for its tigerfish, tilapia
and giant vundu (catfish) over 6 ft long (2 metres).