Matusadona National Park

The Matuzviadonha hills rise for over 600 m high making the Matusadona National Park a great location for a hiking adventure. The Matusadona National Park is a protected wildlife area in Zimbabwe. Visiting this area on a safari of Zimbabwe will help to support the sustainability of this national park.

This national park is one of the last remaining sanctuaries to home the black rhino; the black rhino is part of the ‘Big Five’ and is on the endangered animals list. This Zimbabwean sanctuary provides them with a safe refuge and sanctuary. Also in the Matusadona National Park you will find the largest concentration of wild lions in Africa (after the Ngorongoro crater).

The Matusadona National Park measures over 1370 km2 – it is surrounded by the Ume River in the west, the Sanyati River in the east and over 60% of the Matusadona National Park lies south of the Zambezi. This undiscovered and rarely visited are in Zimbabwe proves to be a fascinating safari attraction. Entry into the park can be done in two ways; either by boat on Lake Kariba or through the Karoi-Kamativi road by car. Entry into the Matusadona National Park by road must be done with a 4×4 safari vehicle as the entry road as well as the internal park’s roads can be harsh in some places.

Most of the animals in the Matusadona National Park are from the ‘Operation Noah’ project. ‘Operation Noah’ refers to the time when Lake Kariba was filling-up with water and the area surrounding the lake was becoming highly dangerous for animals. Most of them were then captured, transported and safely released into the Matusadona National Park. A number of animals can be spotted in this Zimbabwean Park, such as; hippos, crocodiles, lions, buffalos, elephants, waterbuck, hyenas, waterbuck, rhinos, sable, zebra, eland, owls and many more.

A range of interesting activities are offered in the Matusadona National Park, such as; game drives, safaris, night viewing, game walks, hikes and even fishing. Lake Kariba offers the opportunity to try your hand at tiger and bream fishing…

Visiting the Matusadona National Park can be done all year round as the weather is surprisingly pleasant. Winter months are between May and September; however the ‘winter’ is almost as warm as summer – with warm days, clear nights and minimal rain. Most of the rain falls in the summer months with afternoon electrical storms between October and April.

Have a look at our Zimbabwe safaris below…

Tours that pass by...

  • Bungee Jump Bungee Jump – Victoria Falls

    Experience the world-famous Victoria Falls in the most adventurous and unique way – with a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge.

  • Chobe Day Trip Chobe Day Trip

    The Chobe Day Trip will allow you to experience one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Southern Africa, near Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

  • Helicopter flight Helicopter Flight – Victoria Falls

    Jenman African Safaris offers you the chance to see the magnificent Victoria Falls by Helicopter flight to experience the ultimate birds-eye view of this breath-taking Natural Wonder.

  • White Water Rafting White Water Rafting – Victoria Falls

    Enjoy a day filled with of adrenaline and action while white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River within the Batoka Gorge.

  • Zambezi river canoeing Zambezi River Canoeing – Victoria Falls

    Experience a Zambezi River Canoeing adventure just above the Victoria Falls. Canoe with friends and family down the famous Zambezi River, for an exciting day trip!

Lodges nearby...

  • Camp Hwange - Hwange, Zimbabwe 2 Camp Hwange – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Camp Hwange is situated approximately 180km from Victoria Falls and is ideally located on a private concession in the Sinamatella area, in the northern part of Hwange National Park.

  • Elephant's Eye - Hwange, Zimbabwe 3 Elephant’s Eye – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Elephant’s Eye is a 4-star eco-lodge situated in Hwange National Park. Enjoy game drives in Hwange, explore our concession and enjoy our treehouse chalets.

  • Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, close enough to the falls to be able to see the spray in the distance. The camp offers breath-taking game and bird viewing and each secluded tent has a private deck overlooking the river only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls town.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Club - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 4 Victoria Falls Safari Club – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls Safari Club is located just 3km from Victora Falls town centre. Situated within magnificent grounds, the Safari Club offers uninterrupted views of the bushveld, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is perfectly situated as it is only 4 km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and year-round game viewing at the on-site waterhole.

Jenman African Safaris Collection