Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park
Unique Sunset and safari experiences
Enjoying the area’s spectacular wildlife and birdlife from the comfort of the many beautiful luxury lodges, rugged safari camps, or sleek cruise vessels or safari-crafts on and around the lake is an experience to be sincerely savoured.
African fish eagles, cormorants, and numerous other water birds inhabit the shorelines; Nile crocodiles and hippopotamus populate the waters of the lake; and elephants, buffalos, and lions roam the surrounding terrain freely.
Of course, being a lake, a number of different species of fish call Lake Kariba home, making it a world-class destination for keen anglers.
In between all the game viewing and fishing, relaxing on a houseboat under a seductive Zimbabwean sunset while putting your feet up and sipping on thirst-quenching cocktails is the order of the day.
Kariba & Matsudona Activities
Lake Kariba is famous for its houseboat safaris and unrivalled sunsets. It offers remarkable natural beauty and it hosts an abundance of bird and wildlife
Game drives are the ultimate and most quintessential experience in Africa. It is, typically, where you’ll get a chance to see wildlife in their true habitat and, if you’re lucky, experience the thrill of seeing a lion hunting
Zimbabwe is one of the best value of birding destinations in Africa. It boasts more the 400 species throughout the country, making it an essential country to visit.
Good fishing occurs throughout the year but best time for tiger fishing is September/October. Lake Kariba is every fisherman’s dream destination and anglers come from all over the world to test their skills against the ferocious tiger fish.
Safari Lodges in Kariba & Matusadona
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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge boasts one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba.
Bumi is situated near the North Eastern border of the Matusdona National Park and is easily accessible by light aircraft and boat
The safari lodge has a total of 10 rooms, all with views over Lake Kariba. All rooms have balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba.
Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of contemporary western and African styles.
Guests can indulge in superb fishing in the lake waters surrounding the safari lodge with bream and the fighting tiger fish in abundance. Birding and cultural experiences (with the rich local Tonga culture) also abound.
Changa Safari Camp
It’s the absolute peace and serenity of the camp that draws people back time and time again. It comes from the water, that incredible expanse that sprawls out in front of the camp.
Changa Safari Camp is nestled into the surrounding bush and built to blend into the wonderful scenery that surrounds the camp. The view from the camp is spectacular with the Matusadona “blue” mountain range peering down upon you.
The views from your private veranda or the pool are incredible and only add to the sense of spaciousness and freedom here.
A superb safari lodge with great staff and quality food. Activities on offer are diverse, from walking safaris, 4×4 safaris, early morning fishing or sunset boat cruises… the staff know where the secret fishing spots are so if you are keen – just ask !!
Relaxing afternoons are enjoyed by the swimming pool whilst the evenings are spent listening to the waves lapping on the shore. A great way to end off a busy safari holiday !!
Matusadona Luxury Houseboat
Why not sleep in a lodge on the water? With a length of 28.6 meters, the Matusadona Cruiser has been described as “an intimate luxury lodge on the water”.
Finished in African hardwood timbers and furnished with rich fabrics, leather and Egyptian cottons.
With spacious air-conditioned cabin accommodation for up to seven passengers, situated right on the waterline, you’ll feel at one with nature.
The gentle lapping of waves, the frequent grunt of the hippos, the distant lion’s roar, the cough of a leopard, the eerie cry of the Fish Eagle and all the attendant sounds of Africa – you’re in the real bush whilst cocooned in the lap of luxury.
Musango Safari Camp
Musango is situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park. This is a quaint understated safari camp which is owner run and certainly one of our “camps with personality”. This lodge is made perfect by the owners who welcome each and every guess as a long lost friend. Giving their full attention to detail and their personal time and knowledge to each person staying with them, Steve and Wendy are the perfect hosts and will ensure your stay in the Matusadona National Park is memorable.
Just a short flight away from Victoria Falls or Kariba, Musango offers an abundance of both wildlife and birdlife with a selection of activities to keep every guest busy. All activities are aimed to be fun, informal and all operated by fully trained and experienced guides. At the same time, the setting and surroundings of this camp also allow for the most underestimated activity of all – relax and rest in the camp !!
This is a camp that should be at the end of a long and busy safari – a place to recuperate and reminisce!
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