Matusadona National Park

Spanning 1370 sq. km (529 sq. mi) on the southern shore of Lake Kariba, Matusadona is one of the few Zimbabwean National Parks that is home to the Big 5 – with sightings of vast herds of buffalo and elephants a special treat.

In addition, it is said that Matusadona is home to the second-largest concentration of lions in Africa. As a result, other large predators are only occasionally seen. The area is remote and quiet, with the landscape featuring a pleasing mix of savanna plains and a rugged mountainous escarpment.

Matusadona can be reached by road using a 4×4 vehicle or by air charter. One of the park’s key attractions is that it offers visitors the chance to enjoy a houseboat holiday while on safari, and game drives and walking safaris are also available.

Accommodation

Rhino Safari Camp

Rhino Safari Camp is a small luxury rustic safari camp set in a wild and remote area within the Lake Kariba. Hosting a maximum of fourteen guests in seven twin bedded rooms, our guests are offered a highly personalised safari experience that blends comfort and wildness. We are a permanent camp open year round.

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Plan Your Trip

Those prepared to make an effort to get to Matusadona National Park will be rewarded with a wilderness experience unsullied by crowds of tourists.   The presence of all of Africa’s Big Five, a pleasing variety of activities, and the opportunity to track black rhinos on foot should not be missed. Under the care of experienced guides, it is a privilege to view these remarkable creatures in their native habitat.

Matusadona is also a haven for bird watchers, with its mix of habitats attracting a wide range of species. Lake Kariba allows guests to enjoy several water-based activities, from sunset cruises to kayaking and fishing for the legendary tiger fish. Game drives and walking safaris are typically very productive, with the dramatic landscape the ideal backdrop for photographers.