|A painting of buffaloes at the edge of the rainforest by Thomas Baines|
|Baboons in the rainforest|
|Warthog stops to have a look|
|Vervet monkey on the walkway|
(image from trekearth.com)
|Bushbuck grazing in the thick grass|
Other creatures of the rainforest that are rare to see but have been spotted include reptiles, numerous insect species and birds.
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The vegetation in the rainforest ranges from various flowers and vines to palms and tall ebony trees. The fencing of the rainforest has limited overgrazing and damage which elephants (for example) are known for, so that the plants in the rainforest have flourished over the years.
|The walkway inside the rainforest|
|Fireballs popping up in the thicket|
|Waterboom (Syzyguim cordatum)|
|Lianes vines in the rainforest|
|The Flame Lily - Zimbabwe's national flower|
Other flora include species of ferns, moss, orchids, forest flame creepers, about four species of fig trees, olive and mahogany trees. A lot of the plants found in the park are seasonal and depend on the rains which come at the late part of the year.
We highly recommend that your next tour of the Falls be a leisurely one, so that you catch at least some of these creatures and plants of the Victoria Falls rainforest. You will find that there is so much more that makes the area a true World Heritage site.