Matusadona National Park is set on the shores of Lake Karibu which was created by the installation of a hydroelectric dam on the Zambezi River.
The park is named after the Matuzviadonha Hills, which contrast the flat savannah, home to herds of Buffalo that sometimes number in the thousands. The park set along the shore of Lake Karibu and is one of the last sanctuaries for the endangered Black Rhino.
It is also know for its large lion population. Along the lake giant Nile Crocodile take advantage of the calm waters, growing to some of the largest and densest populations on the continent.
Due to the remoteness of the park it is only accessible by light aircraft or boat. Activities here are most centered around the water, with canoeing, boating safaris, guided walks and tiger fishing in the lake.
Park Size: 580 sq. miles 1,500 sq. km
Ecosystems: Lake Karibu, Zambezi Escarpment, open plains, hills.
Wildlife: Elephant, buffalo, zebra, buck, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, hippopotamus, and crocodiles.
When to go: During the dry season, May – November.
Highlights: Boating, canoeing, walking safaris