Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp is a small camp on an island near Matusadona National Park. Owned and run by the former Head Warden of Matusadona, Steve Edwards and his wife Wendy who are both incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the area.

Surrounded by dense riverine forest, Musango Camp has 6 en-suite tented chalets – on raised concrete base with an A frame thatched roofs. All chalets look east ensuring you the most dramatic sunrises over the lake. There is also a honeymoon suite that has a double bed and its own private plunge pool as part of a spacious veranda.

The double story main building is where breakfast and brunch are taken and where guests can enjoy the views out across the lake. An added bonus for folk staying at Musango is that they can track rhino on foot.

Steve and the camp were involved in the reintroduction of black rhino and are able to track these threatened species on foot in the nearby sanctuary. Another pretty unique outing is visiting a nearby Tonga fishing village to see how the natives form an important role in nature conservation. This visit is done very tactfully and without the feeling of putting the villagers “on show” as if they are some sort of exhibit. For someone genuinely interested in seeing how the villagers live – this trip is highly recommended.

The accommodation is clean, functional and simple but the real reason for coming is for the guiding skills, the interaction with Steve and his staff and their unquestionable passion for Zimbabwe’s wildlife and people.