Matusadonha National Park: The Jewel of Lake Kariba

Do you want to experience the true beauty and diversity of Africa? Do you want to witness the stunning scenery, wildlife-rich shorelines and incredible fishing opportunities of Lake Kariba? Do you want to learn about the history and culture of the Bantu people who have lived around this life-giving water for centuries? Then you should visit Matusadonha National Park, the jewel of Lake Kariba.


Matusadonha National Park is located in the north of Zimbabwe, along the southern shore of Lake Kariba. It covers an area of 1,400 km 2 (540 sq mi) of flat plains and rugged mountains protecting a diverse flora and fauna. It is named after the rolling Matusadonha hills that form part of its water rich landscape. It is flanked by two perennial rivers, the Ume and the Sanyati. This remote and rugged park is the first in Zimbabwe to fall under the African Parks network of co-managed parks. Matusadonha National Park is home to over 100 species of mammals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo. It has one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippo and crocodile, and also hosts other iconic animals such as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah and wild dog. It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 400 species of birds recorded. You can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, canoe safaris and fishing trips in the park.


Matusadonha National Park is a place that will amaze you and touch your soul. It is a place where you can experience the beauty and mystery of nature, and the diversity and richness of wildlife. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Matusadonha National Park, the jewel of Lake Kariba. Book your trip today!