Matusadona National Park


Situated on the southern shore of Lake Kariba, the beautiful Matusadona National Park is home to the Big Five, including the endangered black rhino. While poaching has hit the park hard in the past decade, there remains an abundance of elephants, lions and outstanding birdwatching. Ghostly dead trees act as roosting places for fish eagles, cormorants and darters. The best time for wildlife viewing is between July and November.

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1. Kariba Dam Wall

27.77 MILES

Forming the border between Zambia (Siavonga) and Zimbabwe is the Kariba dam wall. It's an impressive engineering feat that you can walk the length across;…

2. Dam Observation Point

28.43 MILES

Head up to Observation Point for excellent sweeping views of the lake and Kariba Dam. The Kariba Publicity Association is based up here and it houses some…

3. Church of Santa Barbara

29.35 MILES

This circular, hilltop, Italian-built church was built in the memory of 86 African and Italian construction workers who lost their lives while building…