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Zambezi Trader Activities

Tiger Fishing | Game Walks | Bird Watching

Most of our activities occur on the Matusadona national park, which is teaming with wildlife including elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, an abundance of various antelope and an exceptional variety of bird life. The healthy population of the endangered Black Rhino are situated in the Rhino point area.

Lion, leopard, hyena and other predators occur in good numbers throughout the park although they are not frequently seen from the shore line. There have also been isolated reports of cheetah over the years – a small population was reintroduced in 1995.

From the Trader or Tender boats
Water based game viewing from one of our tender boats. Unwind in comfortable surroundings while watching animals coming to drink from the lake or grazing by the shore line. Buffalo are especially prominent and herds of up to 400 strong often congregate along the shoreline in the dry season, in the Bumi area.

Tiger and bream fishing
Lake Kariba is territory to the renowned tiger fish that can reach up to 15kg in weight. It is such a popular sport that there is an international tiger-fishing tournament annually at Charara.

Game Walks
The best way to experience Matusadona is on a walking safari.  These can be arranged with experienced qualified guides by special arrangement in advance.



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Other Activities

Bird watching, Sun downer cocktails on C-deck, Disco-dance on B-deck’s bar/lounge dance floor to mention a few