Spurwing Island Lodge - Lake Kariba & Matusadona - Zimbabwe

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Spurwing Island, situated in the middle of one of Africa's most spectacular lakes, is overlooked by the majestic Matusadona Mountains and is the perfect place for a tranquil getaway. The island borders on the edge of the Matusadona National Park and the lodge is able to offer a range of safaris, with its own team of experienced guides, including a scenic boat trip up the Sanyati Gorge, game viewing on foot, by boat or landrover.

The wide open expanses on the lakeshore make for a photographer's paradise. Elephant, lion and huge herds of buffalo are sighted regularly in the area while impala, waterbuck and zebra are among the more common inhabitants of the bush.The elusive leopard and cheetah may also be seen. Fishing is a popular sport on Kariba and Spurwing offers an experienced coxswain for those who want to try their hand. Lake Kariba has a reputation for being one of Africa's better bird watching areas with over two hundred species in a variety of habitats ranging from floodplain through woodland to mopane.

Each room, tent and chalet has scenic views over the Lake Kariba and the lush gardens, which provide a shady oasis in the midst of the African bush.

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