Often referred to by the locals as “The Matus”, Matusadona National Park takes its name from the local Matuzviadonha Hills (which means “falling dung”). It is located on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, and spans an area of 137 000 hectares.
The park contains all of the Big 5 (although Rhino sightings are rare) and offers a striking landscape which is comprised of three distinct ecological areas; the lake and shoreline grassland, the Zambezi Valley floor and the escarpment, which all make it ideal walking safari territory.
Access to the park is easiest by boat or light aircraft from Lake Kariba.
A highlight on a visit to the park is the abundant bird life of which there are over 240 recorded species, including the majestic fish eagle which is common along the lake-shore and provides excellent photographic opportunities.
You will experience…. Bird watching in the breathtaking Sanyati Gorge / One of the last wild sanctuaries for the Black Rhino / Exceptional walking safari / Uninhibited adventure.
You can do… Walking safari / Overnight on the shoreline / Birding
You can see… Elephant / Crocodile / Hippo / 1,000 strong Buffalo / 2nd largest concentration of Lion in Southern Africa / Bee-eater colonies in riverbanks
It’s best to go … all year round.