Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park

Situated along the southern shore of the colossal Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park was created to protect the wildlife that thrived after the Kariba Dam flooded the valley in the 1950s.

Over half a century later, the 1,400km2 park is home to all of the big-five including both black and white rhino.

The lakeside setting provides a welcome break from the traditional safari environment and ocean lovers can even base themselves on an island or houseboat to take full advantage of the watery habitat. Even the clutch of shoreline accommodation will afford you stunning sunset views over the lake as you sip your gin and tonic. The park also has a handful of camping sites but you will need to bring all supplies with you.

The environment also gives greater scope for activities, which include walks, drives, fishing, boat and canoe trips along with the exciting possibility of tracking both white and the incredibly rare black rhino.

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