Zimbabwe :: Lower Zambezi
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
Matusadona got its name from the local Matusadona Hills. The word in Chizezuru is a combination of the verb tusva meaning “to push ahead”, and/or “keep in front”, and the word dona, an onomatopoeic word implies “stretching towards something”.It is bordered on two sides by the Ume River and the Sanyati River Gorge, as well as the Lake Kariba.
African Parks, in partnership with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks), signed a 20-year agreement to manage Matusadona National Park on November 1st, 2019. The National park is situated in the Northern part of Zimbabwe. The northern boundary of the park is a lakeshore and the Southern part is the Omay communal land.
The reserve is abundant in wildlife. Boating and canoeing are some enjoyable activities to expect when you visit the park. The closest convenient town to the park in Kariba town so if visitors who nee do camp need to bring sufficient foodstuffs.
|Address :||On the shores of Lake Kariba, Matebeleland North Province, Zimbabwe|
|Contact :||ZIMPARKS Central Reservations|
|Tel :||+263(0)47 060 77|
|Tel2 :||+263(0)47 076 24|
|Fax :||+263(0)47 938 67|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Fee/s :||Conservation fees : Day visitors USD5; Internationals USD15; SADC citizens USD12. (Jul-16).|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Camping|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Photography|
|Game to View :||Elephant. Lion. Leopard. Buffalo. Black Rhino. Antelopes. Hippo. Eland. Warthog|
|Notes on Activities :||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
By Air :
A small, 800 metre landing strip is available at Tashinga Camp and can take small aircraft. The strip is licensed Category II.
Visitors can come in from Bumi Hills located14 kilometres from Tashinga, or 50 kilometres across the Lake from Kariba town.
When travelling from Karoi take the Harare-Chirundu Road, then take the Binga Road, continue on the Binga Road for a further 62 kilometres and then turn right and continue for 82 kilometres to Tashinga which is the headquarters of the Park. Note that the when one leaves the Harare-Chirundu Road, the roads are either gravel or dirt. The last 82km road travelling here is a challenge. You will have to use low range and diff-lock several times. Very few vehicles visit this park by road. An alternative is to arrive by ferry. (Oct-15).
Visitors to the national park have an option to stay in lodges, camping sites with facilities and exclusive campsites which are a bit bush camps on the banks of the river where campers need to be completely self sufficient. (Oct-15).
The closest convenience shops are found in Kariba town, therefore, visitors are advised to thoroughly pack for the trip. Petrol, diesel and oil are sometimes available at Bumi Harbour but supplies are not always reliable, so self drive travellers are advised to fill up their tank or bring extra fuel for their trips. (Oct-15).
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