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Zimbabwe once had all the natural resources - rivers, mountains, deserts and an abundance of wildlife, but being landlocked, the country had no coastline. In 1958, Lake Kariba was officially completed, creating a two hundred kilometre long inland sea. Apart from giving the country much needed hydro-electricity, Lake Kariba offers the visitor relaxation, sport, entertainment and adventure. A very popular tourist activity and one of the best ways to enjoy all the aspects of this exciting expanse of water is to hire a houseboat for a few days. Lake Kariba is studded with islands and surrounded by mountains, and situated along the Lake's southern shore is the Matusadona Game Reserve.


  • Matusadona is situated on the southern shore of Lake Kariba, this scenic 600 square mile park has an abundance of lion, elephant, kudu, impala and buffalo - especially along the shoreline in the dry season. This is one of the best parks in Zimbabwe to see black rhino while on escorted walks. 

  • For those looking for excitement in the bush, encountering black rhino on a walking safari is a unique experience. Kariba is famous for its spectacular sunsets when the skeletons of long-dead trees are silhouetted against the firey sky. Then we have the Lake, which a spectacular sight.


  • Fishing is excellent and birdlife is prolific but the highlight is the large game concentrations along the fringes of the lake. 

  • The Lake offers great water and adventure sport opportunities, game viewing and bird watching is at its best here.