Musango Lodge Kariba

Musango Lodge Kariba

Musango Lodge on Lake Kariba off the shoreline of the Matusadona Park – 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.

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

Musango Lodge

6 twin – bedded luxury safari tented chalets under thatch each with on suite facilities and private verandahs.

Stone Honeymoon Suite
2 double/honeymoon suite chalets each with en – suite facilities, a private plunge pool and verandah  These tented rooms are set in thick forest, and all face east over the lake, towards the rising sun

One of Africa’s 10 best safari guides Steve Edwards – Telegraph UK

The bear-like owner of Musango was warden for Matusadona Park for many years.

Twenty years ago, he set up his own safari business and finally built Musango – the camp of his dreams. He is also chief guide, leading his guests on walking safaris while Wendy, his wife, runs the camp

Here, whether you are tracking black rhino on foot, star-gazing in the clear Kariba skies or sneaking up on a herd of buffalo, a walk with Steve is a revelation. “There is so much more to the bush than what you read about or see on television,” he says. “My job as a guide and wildlife enthusiast is to introduce you to its wonders.”

your guide – Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards recently discovered a fossil site in Matusadona with four  species of dinosaur

Musango Lodge

Bush walks with armed professional guides – Game viewing – Boat cruises

Canoeing – Bird watching – Fishing (tiger fish & bream) – Cultural visits to a nearby village – Palaeontological & archaeological site visits

FACILITIES: Swimming pool – 12 volt solar lighting -Video battery charging on request

MEALSSpecial dietary requirements catered for on request

CHILDREN of all ages welcome
Summer (September to November)
Temperatures: min. +/- 18°C, max. +/- 45°C

Wet Season: December to March
Lightweight, comfortable, cool clothing, with a set of neutral/dark bush colours for walks. (nothing white, light or bright) For cruising, canoeing, fishing and village trips, wear whatever you are comfortable in. For walks, you will require some good worn-in walking shoes or boots. For other activities and relaxing in camp you only require comfortable footwear, sandals or trainers. Wet months bring a light rain jacket.

Winter (June to August) Temperatures: min: +/-10°C, max. +/-30°C

As above but include a track-suit, sweater or a light jacket for early morning, evening boat rides, and for dinner. A pair of lightweight long trousers/slacks would be handy for the evening

Additional Info
Game viewing platform upstairs where morning tea and evening drinks are served.
Open plan horseshoe shaped tables, seating a maximum of 18 people.
Laundry done daily at no extra cost.
Telephones are in the camp.
It is advisable to take malaria tablets.
It is advisable to take anti-malaria and heat fatigue tablets

Getting There:

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 4×4 – varied scenic routes – 8 hrs from Vic Falls, 7hrs from Harare

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