Lake Kariba & Matusadona
Located on the Zambezi River, Lake Kariba is the world's largest artificial lake and reservoir. The lake is home to a rich ecology, hosting a number of fish species including sardine-like kapenta and game fish such as tigerfish. The lake's other inhabitants include Nile crocodiles, hippos, impressive elephant populations on the lake shore and an abundance of water birds including fish eagles and cormorants.
- One of the world's largest artificial lakes
- Enjoy sunset boat cruises and water safaris
- Thrilling Big 5 game viewing in Matusadona National Park
- Witness critically endangered black rhino in their natural habitat
- Renowned for exceptional birdwatching
- 4WD Safari
- Boat Trip
- Guided Walking Safari
Lake Kariba & Matusadona Map
Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Lake Kariba & Matusadona
Pels Fishing Owl
African Fish Eagle
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favourites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
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Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
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