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Matusadona National Park

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Matusadona National Park is on the southern edge of Lake Kariba, which is one of the world’s largest man-made lakes.

With prolific numbers of game thanks to the large water source it is an excellent area to see animals either by vehicle, on foot, or by canoe or boat. With stunning views of the lake and with the Matusadona Mountains as a backdrop, it is the perfect place to watch large herds of elephants drinking as you enjoy a sundowner or two. Matusadona is perfect for photographic opportunities and game viewing, with its wealth of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, black and white rhinos as well as the largest lion population in Zimbabwe. 

Did you know?

  • Lake Kariba has great tiger fishing.
  • The birdlife is exceptional here due to the diverse habitat.
  • Lake Kariba was formed in the 1950s when the Zambezi dam was created for a hydroelectric plant.
  • A key characteristic of Lake Kariba are the silhouettes of dead trees which are a reminder of the land before it was flooded for the Kariba dam.
  • The conservation charity African Parks has been running the park since 2019 and with good management aims to revive Matusadona to its former glory as Zimbabwe’s premier elephant and black rhino sanctuary.
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Area highlights

Great game viewing
Black rhino trekking
Fishing for tigerfish
Birding

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