Spurwing Island Lodge is located on its own island on Lake Kariba, overlooking the majestic mountains of the Matusadona range. When the lake water levels are low, the island joins the mainland of the Matusadona National Park.
One of the longest-running lodges in the area, Spurwing has long been a popular getaway for wildlife enthusiasts, serious fishermen, families, holiday makers and wedding parties.
Spurwing Island is able to cater for a maximum of 40 adult guests in three different styles of accommodation (see below). All have twin beds (double or additional beds can be added on request), en-suite bathrooms, fans, mosquito nets, insect spray/repellent and 220V electricity.
Chalets are stone under thatch with French doors which open out onto a veranda.
Cabins are stone under thatch with chairs placed outside on the verandah offering stunning views over Lake Kariba and Matusadona Mountains.
Tents are under thatch with stone floors. They are enclosed with two zip entrances – one onto a small verandah and the other into an en-suite bathroom. Two of the tents form a “double tent” which can be used by families. Each side of the double tent has its own en-suite facilities.
Spurwing is an excellent place for special occasions - birthdays, celebration dinners, family reunions or weddings. The lodge will organise a package including catering, décor, transport and accommodation for up to 40 people. Special arrangements can be made for larger functions.
Spurwing Island offers a range of different activities including excellent fishing, scenic boat trips, including day trips to the Sanyati Gorge, and game viewing on foot, by boat or Landrover. The park boasts a large population of wildlife and bird life, making it a photographer’s paradise.
You can get to Spurwing by self-driving (or taking a minibus transfer) to Kariba from Harare or Lusaka. Boat transfers take approximately 40 mins from Marineland Harbour in Kariba. The lodge can also be access via air charter flights into the nearby Fothergill airstrip, followed by a short boat transfer to the lodge.
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