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BEST 6 REASONS TO VISIT MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK IN ZIBAMBWE
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
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
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