Matusadone National Park
A third must-visit Zimbabwean wilderness expanse is Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba. The varied landscapes of Matusadona include the lush lake and shoreline grassland, the thick woodland of the Zambezi Valley floor, and the rugged escarpment that rises above it. Visitors to the park can enjoy sightings of an abundance of elephant and buffalo, with other common species including honey badger, hyena, wild cat, lion, leopard, black rhino, zebra, warthog, a variety of different buck and members of the ape family including vervet monkey and chacma baboon. Significantly, Matusadona has the highest number of lion per square kilometre of any reserve on the African continent! It’s an excellent spot for the walking and boat safaris for which Zimbabwe has become renowned. Being out on the water offers a very different safari experience, allowing visitors to get up close to the wildlife and enjoy an unprecedented birding experience in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere.