Rhino Safari Camp

Lake Kariba, Matusadona

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An old fashioned bush camp. Unpretentious, owner managed, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, within the unspoilt wilderness of the Matusadona National Park. No fences - just pure nature.

Enjoy a highly personalised photographic safari experience, guided walks, game drives and evening cruises on the lake. Fishing, birding and superb relaxation, close to nature.

Accommodation is in thatched stilted platforms with en suite facilities, and solar lighting at night.  Freshly prepared homestyle meals, in the double-storey wooden dining/living/bar area.  A small, rustic, splash pool provides relief in the heat of summer. 
Close encounters with the Big Five, stargazing, dinner beneath the stars. Enjoy a memorable and magical safari with us. We look forward to welcoming you to this stunningly beautiful area.

The camp is accessible by scheduled air service into Kariba from Harare or Victoria Falls, followed by speedboat transfer from Marineland Harbour (one and a half hours, weather permitting). Also by air charter flights into Bumi Hills or Rokari airstrips, (with a short boat transfer across to the camp).


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Reviews 4

Dave N, UK 11 November 2022
We visited Rhino Safari Camp for a second time after 11 years away and the place still has the magic we first remember. We were really well looked after by Karl, Jenny and the staff. The game drives, whether by boat or vehicle are full of wonderful and exciting wildlife of all kinds. Lunch and evening meals at the main Boma are wonderful events with guests sharing their day's memories and swapping stories, whilst enjoying excellent food. Thanks for a really wonderful ending to our trip to Zimbabwe.
Hayley Idensohn, Zimbabwe 20 May 2021
May is a stunning month to go to the Matusadona area, with the moderate temperatures, the clear views of the mountains and hills around, with no bushfire haze, and the beautiful bush which is still quite lush and not quite tawny yet. Although the bush is quite thick we had great wildlife viewing - in both the day and the night drive game drives. And bird sightings and fabulous star sightings due to the clear skies. The tweaks to the soft furnishings in camp and the main area are lovely and have made a difference - the creative touches of the staff with things like the grass in water arrangements turned very cleverly into effective and attractive lamps on the dining tables are lovely! We absolutely loved the bush walk and learned a load of new things from the guide, Jean Blake – who is incredibly knowledgeable about all things great and small. Len so enjoyed his birthday celebration – he said it couldn't be better and was his best birthday to date!!! From the bush walk to the lovely chocolate cake baked by Mr P and the fabulous fishing – ending off with a great sunset, delicious fish and chips and champagne. Thank you once again all the fabulous hosts of Rhino Safari Camp!! We will be back!!
clare wright, United Kingdom 13 April 2015
This camp ticks all the boxes for an authentic experience of 'the bush', in Africa. So unspoilt and unhindered by man, yet it provides all one needs to experience a true closeness with nature evoking it's richness and vulnerability.
Dick Pitman, Zimbabwe 6 February 2015
Some safari camps and lodges seek to insulate you from the bush, with aircon and raised walkways and the trappings of so-called - and usually very costly - "luxury". Others gently encourage you to blend in with your surroundings and focus on what, in my opinion, should be the real essentials: simple but comfortable accommodation, good food, and a top quality wilderness and wildlife experience that isn't ruled by the clock. Rhino Safari Camp ticks all my personal boxes, and moreover is located at the heart of some of Zimbabwe's finest scenery, looking over elephant-dotted grasslands to Lake Kariba on the one hand, and the backdrop of the Matusadona mountains on the other.
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Mobile (Jen) +263 772 205000 (Karl) +263 772 400021
Skype Rhinocamp
Price Mid-range
Full Catering


3-night Weekender stay - US$495pp or 4-night Weekender stay - US$550pp. Includes FREE return boat transfers to/from Kariba, accommodation, all meals and snacks, teas, coffees, filtered lake water, game drives, cruises and fishing. Excludes National Parks fees and drinks. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 28 February 2023

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