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Best 6 reasons to visit Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe include; wildlife, weather and climate, scenary, birding, boat safaris, nature walks

Matusadona National Park, on the shore of Lake Kariba, offers excellent wildlife viewing in a magnificent setting. All of the Big Five are present, including the endangered black rhino. Elephant and buffalo are abundant on the lake shore and hippos can be seen in small pods in the shallows. Spending time in a houseboat offers a unique safari experience.

1.Wildlife in Matusadona National Park

Matusadona offers excellent wildlife viewing of most big safari animals, including the Big Five. Black rhino is present and can be tracked on foot. The lakeshore  for hippo, crocodile and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Kudu, impala and waterbuck are some of the common antelope. Lion, leopard and spotted hyena are present in good numbers.

2. Weather and Climate in Matusadona National Park

Matusadona stays fairly hot throughout the Wet season (November to March). The days of the Dry season (April to October) start off cool – don’t make the mistake of wearing a T-shirt and shorts on an early-morning game drive. But the sun soon warms things up.

3. Scenery in Matusadona National Park

Matusadona reaches from the southern shore of Lake Kariba up to the rugged Zambezi escarpment. The Sanyati River in the east of the park is well known for its breathtaking gorge, which is most beautiful in the rainy season when small waterfalls are running down the steep, rocky sides. Sunsets over the lake, with the mountains in the background, are spectacular.

4. Birding in Matusadona National Park

There are over 240 recorded bird species in Matusadona National Park which makes this a great destination for bird watching. African fish eagles and osprey are commonly found around Lake Kariba as they perch on the bare branches of the drowned trees.

5. Boat safaris in Matusadona National Park

Matusadona National and Kariba always give the guests the chance to explore open waters on a boating safari. Sunset cruises into the quiet Sanyati gorge never disappoints.

6. Nature walks in Matusadona National Park

Since Matusadona National Park has nice flora and wildlife to view in its amidst.

When to visit Matusadona National Park

The best time to go to Matusadona National Park is during the May to October dry season. As the rest of the park dries up, animals arrive at the lakeshore in increasing numbers and diversity.

How to get to Matusadona National Park

The best way to get to Matusadona is by chartered plane or by boat across the lake from Kariba, which is 18km away

Acc0modation in Matusadona National Park

Rhino Safari Camp

Rhino Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle (available during limited hours) for USD 100 per person roundtrip. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a poolside bar and a terrace.

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