on July 18, 2006
Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park includes a game reserve along the Zambezi river near Victoria Falls. You can see all of Zambia's white rhino here (only 2 of them, they used to have 5, but 3 died), and some giraffes, zebras, a few antelope species, and other animals. This was the first game park we visited in all of Africa, so we enjoyed it at the time, but in retrospect, there wasn't that much game there and the game drive was overpriced (compared with other drives in other countries we did later in our trip) at $40/person. Still, we had a close encounter with the rhino which was very enjoyable. We had originally booked a game walk with this tour operator through our hostel. However after they picked us up and saw that our younger daughter was only 11, they said she wouldn't be allowed on a game walk due to park regulations, so we did a game drive instead, which really wasn't a problem. The guides were friendly and informative.The tour operator didn't accept credit cards, which sucked up a lot of our US$. Ask ahead of time if this matters to you.
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