With a length of 28.6 meters, 6.85 meters on the beam and approximately 105 tons in mass, she is driven by two 420 hp marine diesel engines. Matusadona is split over three decks consisting of four spacious en-suite, mosquito-proof, air-conditioned cabins and generous crew quarters on the Lower Deck. The Saloon Deck offers a large saloon, two dining areas, a gourmet galley and the wheel-house, whilst the Upper Deck provides large open seating and al-fresco dining areas, along with a bar and jacuzzi. Finished in African hardwood timbers and furnished with rich fabrics, leather and Egyptian cottons, Matusadona has been described as “an intimate luxury lodge on the water”.

With spacious air-conditioned cabin accommodation for up to seven passengers, situated right on the waterline, you’ll feel at one with nature. The gentle lapping of waves, the frequent grunt of the hippos, the distant lion’s roar, the cough of a leopard, the eerie cry of the Fish Eagle and all the attendant sounds of Africa – you’re in the real bush whilst cocooned in the lap of luxury. Matusadona does not sail alone, she is accompanied by two tenders for angling, a speed-boat for transfers and, soon to be added to the fleet, a game-viewing pontoon, especially geared for water-based game viewing. A completely different experience to land- based game viewing, watching a herd of elephants coming down to drink, so close you can almost touch them, their calves frolicking in the water with their mothers suspiciously standing by, is a truly memorable experience. On sweltering summer evenings, sip on refreshing cocktails in the Jacuzzi under the stars, or at the bar, and on the odd chilly African evening, warm up with a Cognac in the cozy saloon and watch a variety of wildlife documentaries. Travelling to a different and secluded mooring every day, you will always awaken to a new experience, be it on one of the numerous islands, up one of the rivers, or in the Matusadona National Park, these are experiences that many can only dream about. Matusadona is perfect for an amazing family holiday, a romantic honeymoon or simply a break from ‘real’ life.

Accommodation at Matusadona Luxury Safari Cruiser:

  • Cabin Deck- Lower

  • 3 en‐suite guest cabins with queen size beds are located on the lower deck. A 4th en‐suite single cabin is allocated to your on‐board manager. These cabins are accessed via an indoor staircase from the saloon. The spacious crew quarters are accessed through a separate entrance on the bow.

  • Saloon Deck - Middle

  • The middle deck comprises a gourmet galley (including washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 fridge‐freezers, electric oven, gas hob, microwave), the wheelhouse, an al‐fresco breakfast area and an indoor saloon.. The indoor saloon offers a dining area and coffee station, a business desk and a lounge complete with DVD player, sound system, a choice of board games and a small library collection.

  • Palm deck - Upper

  • The spacious open plan outdoor entertainment area on the upper deck offers 360 degree views of Lake Kariba and offers 2 lounge areas, dining area, bar and an open air jacuzzi.

Includes:

  • Accommodation, three meals daily and scheduled activities.

Child Policy

  • Matusadona can accommodate children from 8 years and older.

access Details:

  • Marineland

    • If guests choose to board at Marineland, we recommend boarding well before lunch time. This will allow for a substantial cruise on the lake to find a quiet mooring point for the first night. Marineland harbour is a 25 minute drive from Kariba International Airport and a 15 minute drive from the Zimbabwean border post at the Kariba Dam Wall.

 

  • Bumi Hills Airfield

    • The Bumi Hills Airfield is a domestic airstrip, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, about 60 km South‐West of Kariba Town. Private air charters can make use of the airfield (BHZ / FVBM). Alternatively, guests can fly between Victoria Falls and this airfield on one of the scheduled flights operated by Bumi Air (01h15). A vehicle transfer from the airfield to the Bumi Hills Jetty will only take 5 minutes.

Matusadona

Luxury Safari Cruiser

A completely different experience to land- based game viewing, watching a herd of elephants coming down to drink, so close you can almost touch them, their calves frolicking in the water with their mothers suspiciously standing by, is a truly memorable experience.

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