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Currently listing 79 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa

Musango Safari camp

Musango Safari camp Lodge 4 STAR RATING

Situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park, on its own island on Lake Kariba, Musango Safari Camp is an exclusive 16 bed, owner-run camp. Just a short flight away from Victoria Falls or Kariba, Musango offers an abundance of both wildlife and bird life, with the largest selection of activities available anywhere, or the option to simply relax.

The accommodation at Musango consists of 6 large twin luxurious safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom built of natural stone. Musango also boasts two large honeymoon suites with private plunge pools. These tented rooms are set in thick forest, and all face east over the lake, towards the rising sun.

 

Location

Access

 

  • By light aircraft charter from Harare, Kariba or Victoria Falls to Bumi Hills Airstrip + a short transfer by boat to the island
  • By speedboat, direct from Kariba to Musango – approx. 1.5 hours
  • By 4x4 – varied scenic routes – 8 hrs. from Vic Falls, 7hrs from Harare

 

Facts & Facilities

Situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park, on its own island on Lake Kariba, Musango Safari Camp is an exclusive 16 bed, owner-run camp. Just a short flight away from Victoria Falls or Kariba, Musango offers an abundance of both wildlife and bird life, with the largest selection of activities available anywhere, or the option to simply relax.

The accommodation at Musango consists of 6 large twin luxurious safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom built of natural stone. Musango also boasts two large honeymoon suites with private plunge pools. These tented rooms are set in thick forest, and all face east over the lake, towards the rising sun.

There is also a honeymoon suite that has been uniquely designed and built of natural stone, under thatch. Special canvas interiors ensure total privacy. There is also a private veranda and secluded intimate plunge pool.

From walking safaris and big 5 game drives, to tiger fishing on Lake Kariba; our guests can encounter the abundant wildlife in a multitude of ways. Activities are fun, informal and operated by trained and experienced guides. Whether you choose to fill your day exploring the area, or simply relaxing and soaking up the ambiance of wild Africa, our staff are happy to accommodate your every wish. Guests can also track wild black rhino in the adjacent rhino sanctuary.

Steve Edwards worked for the Department of National Parks and Wild Life Management for 18 years, three of which he spent as Warden of Matusadona National Park. When he retired from service in 1990, he followed his dream by setting up Musango.

Steve has a deep knowledge of the bush and a quiet demeanour that will leave you feeling safe even when you are walking with lion, buffalo and rhino. He is also an avid photographer and keen bird watcher, and, since discovering a dinosaur fossil site in the Matusadona National Park, he is fascinated by palaeontology.

What to bring:

  • Neutral bush coloured clothing, preferably darker rather than lighter shades
  • Camera and plenty of film / memory and spare camera batteries
  • Suntan cream or sun block and after-sun lotion
  • Anti-malarial tablets and treatment
  • Heat fatigue / re-hydration salts
  • Flashlight or torch and batteries
  • Swimming wear or trunks
  • Personal medications
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat or cap
  • Binoculars
  • Comfortable trainers for walks

Activities

Musango boasts only the top guides for their guests. All are very experienced, licensed and are fountains of knowledge.


Walking Safaris

Accompanied by armed guides, guests can walk in the Matusadona National Park and/or the nearby wildlife sanctuary, tracking and photographing a wide variety of wildlife.


Game Drives

Conducted upon request


Fishing

The famous fighting Tiger Fish is found in abundance in Lake Kariba. They are at their most active in the summer and provide excellent sport. A world record sized Tiger Fish was caught on a fly rod near Musango. There are many other species of fish that can be found in Lake Kariba, including the huge Vundu, and also delicious Bream.


Canoeing

Musango has both 2-seater and 3-seater Canadian style canoes. Experience peace, tranquillity and relaxation while gliding past prolific wildlife


Black Rhino Sanctuary

Musango was involved in the re-introduction of black rhino into the National Park and we delight our guests in tracking the wild black rhino on foot in the park.


Wild Dog research project

Musango is also involved in the Painted Dog reintroduction project. This is an on-going research project and guests are guaranteed sightings of these wonderful creatures

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