Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7.5
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 8.5
Trees: 8

Lookout for

Genet
Pangolin
Vervet Monkey
Mongoose
Wild Cat
Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Matusadona National Park is situated on the Zimbabwe shoreline of Lake Kariba. The Park comprises some 1 400 square kilometers of rugged wilderness, hosting significant populations of Africa's large game species. Matusadona has three distinct ecological areas. First is the lake and shoreline grassland; second, the Zambezi Valley floor, a mass of thick Jesse and Mopane woodland, and thirdly, the Escarpment area of the Julbernadia and Brachystegia woodlands. The Jesse/ Mopani area is sparsely grassed, but provides habitat for browsers, most notably the black rhino. Elephants range throughout the Park. The park is ideal for self-drive safaris and there are several remote campsites situated throughout the reserve. In addition there are a few private camps offering full board amenities and guided game drive, walking, boating and fishing safaris.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 1400 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Kariba Town

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Changa Safari Camp, Matusadona Luxury Full Board

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Recent Sightings

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Buffalo
Hippo


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle
Bateleur Eagle
Saddlebill Stork
Ground Hornbill
Giant Eagle Owl


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
Black Mamba


TREES
Mopane
Baobab
Marula
Miombo
Julbernardia


HABITAT TYPES
Open Water
Riverine
Savannah Woodland
Thornveld
Rocky Outcrops