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Matusadona National Park

In 1975, Matusadona National Park was established. It occupies an area of 1,400 km2 and is best for walking safari. The destination is accessible across the year. Zimbabwe luxury safari at this park offers tremendous traditional bush camps and lodges.

The shoreline also provides several water activities like pontoon riding. The dominant vegetation is julbernardia globiflora, woodland, mountain acacia, mapone shrubs, and Branchystegia glaucescens.

The popular fauna at the park are; cheetah, buffalo, endangered black rhinoceros, crocodile, and hippopotamus.

The Matusadona National Park tour is ideal for bird watching. There are over 240 breeds of birds. You can easily spot the fish eagle at the waterside, goliath herons, grey herons, saddlebill storks, and white herons.

Other fowl include; plovers, osprey, waders, woolly-necked storks, geese, white-winged plovers, open billed storks, and red-winged pratincole. You can watch the bee-eater colonies at the small rivers that flow across the valley and at the sandstone bank. The best way of accessing the park is via a canoe from Kariba. It is also home to the big five creatures.

Animals at Matusadona National Park

There are several animals that visitors can find in Matusadona National Park. Some of them are – lions, cape buffaloes, waterbucks, impalas, and elephants. All of the big five animals can be spotted here as well.

Birding enthusiasts can also experience a great time here. There are over 250 bird species in Matusadona National Park. If you’re lucky, you may get an opportunity to see the clawless otter. It’s a rare animal that can be sometimes observed in the lakes.

Activities at Matusadona National Park

Visitors can find a lot of game viewing chances here. You can take a boat safari, a 4WD Safari, or a walking safari. Hiking and trekking are also popular activities. They’re done on the plateaus. In Lake Kariba, visitors will also have a great chance to go fishing.

Highlights of Matusadona National Park

Let's go through the top highlights of Matusadona National Park:

  • A great safari destination to track black rhinos on a walking safari.
  • Canoe and boat safari are also available.
  • Matusadona National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers.
  • An amazing diversity of Zimbabwe Wildlife, which includes all of the big five.
  • Plenty of camps and lodges to stay in. The accommodation also includes houseboats.

If you're planning a Zimbabwe Safari, then you must add Matusadona to your itinerary.

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