Visit Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
Matusadona National Park is situated on the southern shores of Lake Kariba and is one of Zimbabwe's less-visited parks.
137,000 hectares in area, it is bounded on the west by the Ume River and on the east by the Sanyati River. The park takes its name from the local Matuzviadonha Hills and is a stunning combination of flat plains and rugged mountain country.
The meaning of ‘Matuzviadonha’ is ‘falling dung’ — which was probably a comment on the sight of elephant dropping dung balls as they struggled up the hills.
It is home to black rhino and is commonly recognized as having the second largest concentration of lion in Africa after the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
The Matusadona shoreline on Lake Kariba invites water based activities, usually from game viewing boats or pontoons. Matusadona is most easily accessible by boat or light aircraft from Kariba.
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Places near Matusadona National Park
- Lake Kariba 50 miles away
- Mana Pools National Park 88 miles away
- Harare 173 miles away
- Hwange National Park 192 miles away
- Victoria Falls 196 miles away
- The Zambezi Riverfront 219 miles away
- Bulawayo 224 miles away
- Matobo National Park 247 miles away
- Great Zimbabwe 278 miles away