On an island on Lake Kariba, close to Zimbabwe’s Matusadona National Park, Musango Safari Camp was set up in 1990 by the park’s former head warden, Steve Edwards. Steve is a Zimbabwean guide of considerable note who, with his wife Wendy, still owns and manages the camp; they are often found in residence here.
Built under a shady canopy of trees Musango Camp has eight tented chalets, each set on a raised, polished concrete plinth in dense bush. At the front, partially shaded by a thatched roof, is a veranda overlooking a small private lawn and garden, with a couple of large wooden chairs facing east towards the lake – and the sunrise.
The back of each tent leads into a semi-open stone-walled en-suite bathroom which incorporates under the thatch a hot shower, a ceramic washbasin and a flushing toilet in its own cubicle, as well as a luggage rack.
From the chalets, gravel paths lead through the bush to Musango's main area, a unique wood-and-thatch double-storey building. On the ground floor is a lounge and reception area, with a well-stocked bookcase, and a crescent-shaped dining table, where evening meals are usually served en famille – often joined by Steve and Wendy. The walls are decorated with local arts and crafts, as well as maps and photos of the area.
The upper deck, where breakfast and brunch are often taken, is large, airy and spacious with a few comfortable deckchairs positioned to take advantage of the views across the lake.
In front of the main area, and partially incorporated into it, is a swimming pool, while lush planting and well-maintained lawns create a cool and restful oasis in the African heat – and a lovely location for alfresco meals when the weather is good
Land-based activities from Musango include walking safaris in Matusadona National Park and game drives, both led by experienced professional guides. Fishing is also on offer.
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