Matusadona National Park
The Matusadona National Park is one of the Zambezi valley's wildlife and wilderness treasures. Remote, rugged and accessible only by air charter, 4 x 4 or boat, this wonderful park encompasses Lake Kariba's most beautiful southern shorelines, creeks and bays, a vast flat bush-covered plateau cut by numerous riverlines and the wild, wide, 600m-high Matusadona mountain range which divides the Zambezi valley from the upland farmlands behind. The Park lies about 20km across the lake from the town of Kariba, and is bounded by two spectacularly beautiful rivers, in the west, the Ume, which meets the lake in a wide estuary and in the east, the Sanyati with its magnificent, steep sided, rocky gorge.
Many of the wild animals rescued from the rising waters of the newly-formed Lake Kariba by conservationist Rupert Fothergill and his teams during the much-publicised Operation Noah in 1958 were released into the Matusadona National Park. Today, it is an Intensive Protection Zone for the endangered black rhinoceros and one of the few places in Southern Africa where visitors may be lucky enough to see this magnificent animal in the wild. This park is a treat for visitors wanting to see Africa's other big mammals including elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra and various antelope species.
Classic Camps - Most Affordable
Luxury Camps - Mid-Range Luxury
Premier Camp - High-End Luxury
Family Camp - Focussed on families and couples
Exclusive - Includes all rooms and private activities
Rates are per person, per night (Exclusive is per camp, per night) sharing during the low season and exclude any transfers. Payment is accepted in £Sterling and €uro's at the current exchange rates. Children receive a discount which varies depending on season and operator. Please get in touch for a full, bespoke, tailor-made itinerary, fully costed including local charter flights and any long-stay and child discounts.