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Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

The most luxurious houseboat on Kariba

Enjoy the ultimate in barefoot luxury on a holiday aboard your private safari cruiser on Zimbabwe’s iconic Lake Kariba. Cruising the shores of one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas, the MV-Matusadona is perfectly combined with a visit to the Victoria Falls and offers the ideal extension to a land based African safari. Famous for its overwhelming sunsets, wildlife viewing and tiger fishing, Lake Kariba is surrounded by the Matusadona National Park and a number of wildlife areas on the Zimbabwean side of the lake. Matusadona is ideally suited for groups of up to 6 guests. The vessel measures 28.6 meters in length and 6.85 meters on the beam and comprises of three decks.

MV-Matusadona capacity and layout

What you will find on the MV-Matusadona houseboat: 

The spacious open plan outdoor entertainment area on the upper deck offers 360 degree views of Lake Kariba and includes two lounge areas, a dining area, bar and sundeck with open air jacuzzi.


The middle deck comprises a gourmet galley, the wheelhouse, an al-fresco breakfast area and an indoor saloon. The indoor saloon has a dining area and coffee station, a business desk and a lounge.


Three en-suite guest cabins with queen size beds are located on the lower deck. These cabins are accessed via an indoor staircase from the saloon. 

Cruiser Facts, Features & Amenities

Key information about the MV-Matusadona hosueboat
Mar – Dec
3 ensuite cabins
Swimming pool
Bar available
All ages

Activities on offer when staying on the MV-Matusadona

When staying on the Matusadona, guests can enjoy the following activities:
Tiger & Bream Fishing 

Angling for Bream, Tiger Fish and Cornish Jack. We keep limited stock of angling tackle on board and urge avid anglers to bring their angling tackle.

Game Viewing

One complimentary game drive is available in the Matusadona National Park with Rhino Safari Camp

Rest and Relaxation

Relax on Palm deck or inside your cabin. The saloon deck also offers a small library and games cupboard, a TV with DVD player and a sound system.

Location and Travel Logistics: Getting to Lake Kariba

The MV-Matusadona is easily accessed from Kariba International Airport and from the domestic airfields within the Matusadona National Park and surrounding safari areas.

*This map is designed for reference purposes only and is not to scale

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