Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River. Matusadona is a game reserve park in northern Zimbabwe. The park takes its name from the local Matuzviadonha Hills and is a stunning combination of flat plains and rugged mountain country.
This lake provides some of the countries best fishing spots, where the patient fisherman can try his luck at trying to hook the infamous Tiger Fish or the delicious Kariba Bream.
The best way to see the lake in our view is to hire one of the Houseboats which motor around the lake stopping at night to moor up at various spots on the shores of Matusadona National Park. Sleeping out on the deck of the boat you can watch the stars and hear the lions calling in the hills.
Along with the fresh water bird species the ones to look out for are the Grey Headed Gull, the White-Winged Tern, Kittlitz’s Plover, Ruff and Western Osprey.