See the Big Five in the Zambezi valley! Matusadona National Park offers you fantastic game viewing opportunities on the islands and southern shores of Lake Kariba – one of the greatest man made lakes in the world. Large herds of elephants, black and white rhinos, wily crocodiles, cautious antelopes, and grazing buffaloes roam freely. Predatory cats are aplenty and the park houses the second-largest population of lions in Africa. The area is a haven for bird-watchers and many rare species are commonly found near the lake. You can indulge in game drives, bush walks, and water-based activities on the lake, and enjoy spectacular sunsets at Matusadona.

Interests

  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Boat Safaris
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Diverse Wildlife

Places to Stay

Musango Safari Camp

Style: Camp

This private wilderness retreat is an island in the Matusadona National Park, on Lake Kariba, overlooking the Ume River and Matusadona Mountains.

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Rhino Safari Camp

Style: Camp

Rhino Safari Camp is located on the shores of Lake Kariba, in the midst of Matusadona National Park, a secluded wilderness area, which is known to represent a protection zone for a small population of the endangered black rhino.

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Activities in Lake Kariba & Matusadona

Activities at Rhino Safari Camp

At Rhino Safari Camp, thrilling game drives in open safari vehicles is not just about encountering abundant game, including the Big Five of leopards, elephants, buffaloes, lions, and black rhinos, but also a chance to know about the flora of the region. Accompanied by professional guides, you can also explore the Matusadona National Park on foot while taking a bush walk. Enjoy a serene afternoon while cruising along the shoreline and discover the hidden secrets of Lake Kariba, or spot hippos, crocodiles, and aquatic birds. You can capture the beautiful sunset and changing shades of the sky on your camera while drifting along, or simply enjoy a cool sundowner while marvelling at the beauty around you. Fishing is another option, where you can catch tigerfish or bream or vundu, and bring it back to flaunt at the camp.

Activities at Musango Safari Camp

Be a part of thrilling game drives as you try and spot the Big Five, including the elusive and endangered black rhino. Take a guided bush walk in Matusadona and get an insight into the tricks of tracking wildlife from experts. If you are in the mood for a quiet afternoon, go on a boat safari and discover the numerous species of animals and birds while on a leisurely cruise. If you love the splash of oars and the heady freedom of navigating your own way, canoeing is something you simply must do. Or the satisfaction of reeling in a fish for your dinner could be yours on fishing trips. A trip to Musango is incomplete without a cultural visit to a nearby fishing village that offers a glimpse into the life and traditions of the Batonka people.

Changa Safari Camp: Game drives, bush walks, boat safaris

Discover the rugged beauty of flat plains and pristine waterways on a range of activities offered at the camp. There is no better way to begin your day than to sit in an open safari vehicle and spot a variety of game, as you breathe in the pure country air. Guided bush walks conducted early in the mornings or late in the afternoons are great ways to explore the African bush. A combination of thorough knowledge of the area and love for the land makes the accompanying guides the best companions during these walks. Boat cruises along the Lake Kariba are equally relaxing and fruitful for sighting both wildlife and birds. Watch the sun go down on the lake and end your perfect day while listening to the grunts of the hippos around you.

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