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Zimbabwe

Lake Kariba & Matusadona

Explore 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.

Highlights

  • 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

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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

  • Sable
    Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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