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Matsudona Luxury Safari Cruiser
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Enjoy the ultimate barefoot luxury on a holiday aboard The Matusadona. The only luxury motor cruiser of its kind on Lake Kariba, easily accessed from surrounding areas. Featuring spacious air conditioned cabin accommodation situated right on the waterline, you'll feel one with nature.

Cruising the shores of one of Africa's last remaining true wilderness areas, Matusadona is perfectly combined with a visit to the Victoria Falls and offers the ideal extension to a land based African safari.

Room Category Nights Meal Basis* Validity dates Price per Person**
Cabin 3 AI 1 February - 30 November ‘19 R25 700
Cabin 4 AI 1 February - 30 November ‘19 R23 236
Cabin 5+ AI 1 February - 30 November ‘19 R20 772
*AI = All Inclusive; all meals and selected local beverages.
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • Activities operated by Matusadona
  • Daily laundry
  • All  government taxes (subject to change)
  • Meals & Beverages not included above
  • Activities not included above
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas (if required), Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Standard Rates are valid on a minimum of 2 passengers.
  • Rates depend on number of passengers on board/per vessel.
  • Matusadona operates from 1 February to 30 November annually. 

Famous for its overwhelming sunsets, wildlife viewing and tiger fishing, Lake Kariba is surrounded by the Matusadona National Park and many wildlife areas on the Zimbabwean side of the lake. Matusadona is certainly the most striking cruise boat of its kind on the Lake and is easily accessed from Kariba International Airport, the Bumi domestic airfield and from the safari lodges situated within the Matusadona National Park and surrounding safari areas.

Finished in African hardwood timbers and furnished with rich fabrics, leather and Egyptian cottons, Matusadona has been described as “an intimate luxury lodge on the water”. Matusadona is the epitome of style and comfort on the lake. On warm summer evenings, sip on refreshing cocktails in the Jacuzzi under the stars, or at the bar. It hardly ever gets cold on Kariba, but on the odd chilly African evening, warm up with a Cognac or a steaming mug of hot chocolate in the cosy saloon.

Matusadona is perfectly combined with a visit to the Victoria Falls and offers the ideal extension to a land based African safari. Travelling to a different and secluded destination every day, you will always awaken to a new experience.

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Matusadona’s cabins are some of the most comfortable and luxurious on Lake Kariba. The spacious air-conditioned suites are situated right on the waterline, where you’ll feel connected with the lake. Guests can listen to the gentle lapping of waves; the frequent grunt of the hippos and all the sounds of Africa as they go to bed whilst cocooned in comfort.

  • Queen-sized bed
  • Fully kitted bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
Although there are no set meal times on Matusadona, a typical day on board will include: Morning bakes at the coffee station: rusks, muffins, biscuits etc. A lavish brunch is served around 10h00 when guests return from their morning activity. For afternoon tea, both sweet and savoury snacks are on offer. All catering, including local beverages are offered at the bar. Dinner is served around 19h00.

Guests should notify chefs on any preferences in terms of food and beverages.

  • A small library and games cupboard
  • TV with DVD player and a sound system suited to guests’ personal iPod and CD’s etc.
  • Speed boat
  • Game viewing pontoon boat
  • Jacuzzi
  • Game viewing by boat
  • Game viewing on land (game drive at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge at additional charge)
  • Angling (bream, tiger)
  • Sunset cruises
Cellular reception is intermittent and is dependant on your location on the lake.


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