Holiday Destination - Matusadona National Park

Matusadona National Park Holiday Travel

Matusadona National Park is one of Zimbabwean National Park located on the shores of Lake Kariba. The park is popular for walking safaris and can be visited all year round due to the favourable climatic conditions.

Lake Kariba next to the park offers a myriad of holiday themed activities such as boat riding, fishing expeditions, wildlife watching, birding tours, sundowners, photography among others. The national park covers more than 338, 000 acres and is borders Ume River on the west and Sanyati River on the east. Open woodlands on the plateau behind the escarpment are dominated by Julbernardia globiflora. The mountain acacia, Brachystegia glaucescens, is also common on the slopes and ridges of the escarpment. From the plateau the park falls abruptly to a flat, low-lying area covered mainly with Mopane scrub and woodland and with dense patches of Jesse bush.

During you Zimbabwe safaris in Matusadona National Park you will more likely encounter the following animals; large herds of buffalos, pride of lions, leopards, hyenas, elephants, crocodiles, healthy population of antelope which draws predators, black rhino, among others.

Bird watching is also exceptionally good as the park offer enabling and diverse habitats for birds to thrive. The Zambezi River is replete with fishes of all kinds thus fishing expeditions can never disappoint.

The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.