Located on the southern shore of Lake Kariba in the northwest of Zimbabwe, Matusadona can be challenging to reach by road, particularly in the wet season. A well-equipped 4×4 vehicle is essential, along with a high level of self-sufficiency – particularly when approaching from Victoria Falls.
Many self-drive visitors opt to drive 355 km (220 mi) to Kariba on paved roads before leaving their vehicle and getting a boat transfer to their accommodation, with game drives provided by their safari operator. To avoid road travel, consider getting to Matusadona by air charter, either from Victoria Falls International Airport or Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport near Harare. Again, further transport will be provided by your tour operator as part of a package.