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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.