Safari Walks and Tracking
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. Walking through the bushveld is a completely different safari experience when you focus, not only on the big mammals, but also on the importance of the flora and fauna, the insects and bird life and the delicate balance of nature.
Musango was involved in the re-introduction of black rhino into the Matusadona National Park and we delight our guests in tracking the wild black rhino on foot within the Park.
Getting out on the water is very much part of the Musango experience. Discovering the many waterways of the area is such a peaceful and relaxing way of getting close to the many animals and birds that inhabit our beautiful sea of water.
Game drives are conducted across the water on the mainland. After a short boat trip, one of our guides will drive you through the bushveld in a classic safari vehicle from which you will discover some of the prolific wildlife surrounding Musango. Game drives are conducted upon request.
The main season is from April to October, when catching is a certainty, although fishing on Kariba is a wonderful experience at any time. The famous fighting ‘tiger fish’ is found in abundance in the lake, as well as many other species, including the huge vundu, and delicious bream. We cater for anglers of all experiences: young, old, novice and experienced. Sitting at the end of a line, with a sun-downer close by, wildlife grazing on the water’s edge and the magnificent African setting over the hills beyond, is a memory that will not hastily fade.
A visit to the local village, Musampa, is a must if you want to learn more about the way of life of the people who inhabit the shores of Lake Kariba. The Tonga people are very happy to welcome you to their village and show you around. This is an eye-opening and fascinating experience, in which you will learn how the villagers live a subsistence lifestyle, reliant on the land and the water to survive.
Sailing to Starvation Island
Sailing to Starvation Island in our 23 foot catamaran is a unique activity. Sailing truly is a peaceful way to explore the Lake and this particular island is abundant in bird and wildlife. Starvation Island is so-called as at times of high water, the animals are indeed cut off from the mainland. The sunsets from Starvation Island are spectacular and if you are lucky enough to stay with us during a full moon, you may experience both a sunset and a moon-rise during this cruise.