Musango Safari Camp, Kariba Luxury Tent Accommodation, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe

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Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp offers Luxury Tent Accommodation in Kariba, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Musango Safari Camp

  • On Lake Kariba situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park
  • An exclusive 16 bed, owner-run camp
  • A short flight away from Victoria Falls or Kariba
  • Musango offers an abundance of both wildlife and bird life, with a large selection of activities available, or the option to simply relax
  • From walking safaris and 'Big Five' 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.
  • The Matusadona National Park - A forgotten National Park rich in history and wildlife.
  • Game tracking with the best - Steve has been tracking game in this area since Noah beached his ark!
  • Birding - Identify over 50 species in one outing
  • Classic Safari Camp - An authentic African bush camp
  • Luxury Accommodation - Double and twin bed accommodation
  • Culture - Visit the local village and interact
  • Fishing - Fight the world renowned Tiger Fish
  • Boating Safaris
  • Game Drives

On Lake Kariba situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park is Musango Safari Camp, 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 a large selection of activities available, or the option to simply relax.

From walking safaris and 'Big Five' 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 is happy to accommodate your every wish.

Accommodation

Eight rooms in total - six standard rooms en suite - two rooms with private swimming pool - one honeymoon suite

The accommodation at Musango consists of six, twin, luxurious safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom built of natural stone. These tented rooms are set in thick forest and face east over the lake, towards the rising sun.

Musango also boasts two honeymoon suites that have been uniquely designed and built of natural stone, under thatch. Special canvas interiors ensure total privacy. There is a private verandah and secluded, intimate plunge pool to cool off during the hot, summer months.

Main Camp

The Musango main area consists of a double storey viewing platform where guests can relax and view both the rising and setting sun. There are areas to relax both upstairs and downstairs. The ground level provides a shaded lounge area, with adjoining bar and dining room.

Upstairs is where we enjoy our morning coffee and light breakfast before heading out on the morning activity. The morning rising sun provides expansive views over the lake.

After your wake-up call, there is a light breakfast in the main lodge and you will return to the camp for mid-morning brunch. The afternoon activity begins between 3.30 and 4.00 pm and includes sundowners with the glorious backdrop of the sun setting over the Lake.

After your day's activities, you can relax around the campfire, watching the amazing night sky. Refreshments are always on hand and you will be hosted by one of the guides and/or Steve and Wendy. All our guests sit together for dinner (unless they choose not to) and the evening is normally filled with fun, laughter and interesting stories about life in Zimbabwe and close encounters with the bush.

Children

Children are welcome at the camp. As well as the activities on the lake, Musango Island is covered in trees and there is a wonderful path winding through the woods, where they can spot buck and birds in complete safety. There is also a swimming pool, hammock and countless fossils and animal skeletons dotted around the camp for them to investigate. Our staff is very friendly and will always take the time to answer the questions of inquisitive little ones. Bushbuck roam freely on the island and they are a great attraction to the children who can sometimes get close enough to feed them. Every night, the younger members of the family will also enjoy feeding the catfish that swim around the shallows of the lake, in readiness for the nightly feeding frenzy.

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.

Boating Safaris

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

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.

Fishing

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.

Cultural Tour

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.

Musango Safari Camp 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From $350 Per Person Sharing: Based per person sharing per night during Green Season on a Full Board Basis and more. See rates for more information.

2019 Rates

(Rates are per person sharing per night)
Jan - Mar (Green Season): $350 per night
Apr - Oct (Peak Season): $450 per night
Nov - Dec (Green Season): $350 per night
Rates for Musango Safari Lodge can be discounted during low season however the following rates are inclusive of all your game activities, meals and local spirits and drinks. Please feel free to contact us or your local agent for a full quote on your Safari and transfers.

Extras

Boat Transfer from Bumi Hills airstrip: $50 Per Person
Boat Transfer from Kariba Town: $160 Per Person
National Park daily entry permits: $15 Per Person

2020 Rates

(Rates are per person sharing per night)
Jan - Mar (Green Season): $385 per night
Apr - Oct (Peak Season): $495 per night
Nov - Dec (Green Season): $385 per night
Rates for Musango Safari Lodge can be discounted during low season however the following rates are inclusive of all your game activities, meals and local spirits and drinks. Please feel free to contact us or your local agent for a full quote on your Safari and transfers.

Extras

Boat Transfer from Bumi Hills airstrip: $55 Per Person
Boat Transfer from Kariba Town: $160 Per Person
National Park daily entry permits: $18 Per Person

Transfers and Park Fees are not commissionable
Children U12 half price on Park fee and accommodation
Private Vehicle $450.00 per day max 6 Pax

Includes:

Our daily rate includes accommodation, all meals, local spirits and drinks, game activities and laundry. 2% Government Levy.

Excludes:

Transfers and National Parks entry fees.

Guides and Pilots Policy

  1. Guides and Pilots who are accompanying a group of 8 or more, stay on a complimentary basis.
  2. Guides and Pilots who are accompanying a group of 7 or less, pay 50 % Rack per person per night.
  3. Guides and Pilots who have a Zimbabwean guiding license and who are guiding their group on all of their activities stay on a complimentary basis, excluding transfers and Parks fees. See booking conditions.

We will endeavour to maintain these rates, and advise clients as soon as possible of any increases. However, due to currency fluctuations and increases in costs beyond our control we reserve the right to increase rates without notice.

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-16.838418, 28.389467

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