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Last updated: 04 April, 2024
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

Rampant poaching has had a devastating impact on Africa’s rhinoceros populations, which makes these guided bush walks in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park all the more memorable.

Led by a professional guide and park rangers, you’ll enjoy close-up encounters with the endangered white rhinoceros, as well as the opportunity to spot other impressive beasts, including hippo, buffalo, kudu, impala, warthog and more. The lush summer months also offer fantastic birding.

Logistics

Price from: £82
Minimum age: 14
Age suitable: 14+
When: All year around
Duration: 2 or 4 hours

Getting there & doing it

The Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is conveniently located a short drive from Livingstone, with transfers, refreshments and park fees included in the cost of the activity. Morning and afternoon departures are available, with morning walks best if you’re sensitive to heat.

There are two walk options – one to specifically see rhino, the other to see all wildlife.

When to do it

The dry winter months (July-October) are ideal for game viewing, with the grass short and wildlife drawn to the waterholes. If you’re a keen birder, aim for the summer months of November-February, but be prepared for hot and humid days.

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