During our time on the houseboat we anchored a few times at different spots around the Matusadona National Park which lies on the shore of the Lake.
To be honest we never saw amazing game whilst in this park but we had a delightful morning walk and saw some Buffaloe.
The walks we took in the national park were relaxing, at times it felt really eerie though because of the lack of people and animals.
But I would say if you are on Lake Kariba - Matusadona National Park is a must!
Check out the huge elephant footprints that we came across whilst in the park, they were decorated with spider webs which were magnificent.
There were plenty of hippo in the shallows of Lake Kariba - there were places you could swim in the lake, by the shore wasnt one of them!
I love the Hippo though, congregating in their groups around the edge of the shore - when our boat was coming in they didd'nt want to move!
Kariba is a haven for wildlife, just look at the pic of this hungry elephant that came into our camp!
The thing that I love about this pic is if you have never seen an elephant in real life before. you have no idea how big they really are - this pic puts them into perspective!
We were about to head down to the lake and take a launch across to our houseboat when he visited, we had our food out all over the place and he must have sensed it - walking right up to the edge of this bar area and picking bags out with his trunk full of fruit!
Later I saw him drinking water from the swimming pool! LOL
There is a fair amount of game to be seen on the shores of Lake Kariba. I saw elephants, hippos, crocodiles, impala, baboons, kudu, zebra...and a few more that I might be forgetting. The best way to view them is to drive around on a power boat and just keep your eyes peeled for signs of life.
There are fish to catch on the lake. Bream are pretty easy to catch, but if you want something more challenging, go for the Tiger fish. They are a game fish and are much more exciting to catch...if you can. If you get a hit, they will immediately swim away as fast as they can, and then swim right back at you before jumping out of the water and trying to spit the lure out. Besides those two fish, you also have a variety of catfish as well.
When I was there though, the park employees told us that for some reason not as many fish were biting as they used to be. No one is quite sure why.
I loved sitting out on the deck of our houseboat with a beer in hand and watching the incredible sunset................always so calm...........always so beautiful.