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Spurwing Island - Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

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Spurwing Island, located on an exclusive island concession in Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba Recreational Park off the Matusadona National Park shoreline� offers a unique safari experience that combines an abundance of wildlife, birdlife and safari pursuits in a rich blend of rugged African wilderness and the waters of Lake Kariba.

National Geographic recounts the experience - "we spent a time that can only be described as magical�"

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Quick facts about Spurwing Island

On an island in Lake Kariba's eastern basin, approximately 1 hour's boat transfer from the Zambezi Valley's safari hub - Kariba (find out more about Matusadona)Aerial photograph - Spurwing Island, Lake Kariba


20 twin beds in tents, cabins and chalets on the Kariba shoreline - all offering prime views across Lake KaribaTent under thatch accommodation


From Kariba airport, 10 minutes drive to Kariba Breezes Marina and a 1 hour boat transfer across the lake towards Matusadona National ParkB-Line transfer between Kariba and Spurwing Island



  • Game viewing on foot, by boat or open vehicle with Professional Guides - Matusadona is one of the last wild refuges of Africa's big five Lions in Matusadona
  • Angling - A variety of bream and the ultimate freshwater catch - Tiger Fish (pound for pound, considered to be the fiercest freshwater fighter) Fishing on Lake Kariba
  • Bird-watching: the Matusadona area is home to over 200 species

The Spurwing team on a walk in Matusadona

Main bar and lounge areas - Spurwing Island Safari Lodge

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