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Rhino Safari Camp

Muuyu Island / Elephant Point Matusadona National Park, 0000 Zimbabwe
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#2 of 2 lodges in Lake Kariba
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4.9
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4.8
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4.9
Value
4.7
An luxury rustic bush camp, situated within the Matusadona National Park on the shorelines of Lake Kariba. Guests are accommodated in seven twin bedded stilted wood and thatch chalets, each with its own en suite open air shower and flush toilet. Each chalet is on the edge of the jesse bush, facing the lake so they benefit from the cooling breeze from the water. It is not uncommon to have the wildlife walking in front and around the rooms, which allows for "close and personal" encounters with the game. Game viewing activities include drives, walks and tracking, and sunset cruises all in the company of a professional guide. For those guests who like to drop a line in the water, we also offer fishing for bream and the world renowned tiger fish, and Elephant Point is regarded as an excellent area to fish in. The Matusadona National Park is home to the Big Five, being lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the endangered black rhino as well as a host of smaller plains game and over 350 species of birds recorded in the area, making it a birders paradise. Rhino Safari Camp can be accessed by speed boat transfer from Kariba or from the nearby Kiplings/Rhokari and Bumi Hills airstrips. Meals are homestyle and freshly prepared at camp and meal times revolve around the game viewing needs of our guests. The guides and camp manager/owner host guests and offer them a relaxed homely environment in which to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the wilderness of the Matusadona National Park. We look forward to your visit....NO FENCES - PURE NATURE
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3.0 of 5 stars
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English, German

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Muuyu Island / Elephant Point Matusadona National Park, 0000 Zimbabwe
Rhino Safari Camp
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Harare Airport
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Jerzy Z wrote a review Feb 2024
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
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We were regular visitors to Rhino from 2006 to 2017. This is a unique camp on Kariba Lake (and we visited most of them). We've just revisited the place. Peter and Kelly are lovely hosts. Peter is an excellent, experienced guide and his cheerful nature combined with great sense of humour makes him a unique company. We also noticed beautifully changed, though still rustic, interiors which we attribute to Kelly's artistic taste.  We will be back.  Ala and Jurek
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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alant889 wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa68 contributions5 helpful votes
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Our 3 night stay at Rhino Safari Camp was a great experience. The hospitality by the camp staff was excellent with accommodation and food beyond expectation. On offer were game drives within the Matusadona National Park and boating excursions on Lake Kariba. The birding was excellent with in excess of 90 species being encountered. Game around the island included a pride of Lion and daily visits into the camp by Elephant. Both Camp Management and Guiding staff were accommodating and prepared to go the extra mile to meet our specific needs.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Patrick McCosh wrote a review Aug 2023
Harare Province, Zimbabwe2 contributions
A lovely brief stay at Rhino...our second visit. The wildlife was so thrilling to see, the camp is open to animals and we needed to be escorted to our rooms. We had a delayed walk to our room whilst an enormous Elephant crossed ahead of us and passed within metres of our room. Such a delightful frisson of fear, but guide Methule was on hand to guide us safely. The camp is situated on an island and the restaurant and lounge are beautifully arranged under Natal Mahogany trees. We were welcomed by Mark at the boat jetty and taken by Landrover to the camp, where Cher and staff gave us a warm welcome. The food was excellent, as was the company of fellow guests. Dining is alfresco under the Mahogany Trees and the view of the sunset over the lake spectacular. Our room was on stilts with a private vista over the shoreline. The beds were very comfortable and linen up o the highest standard. There's a most original ensuite bathroom with piping hot water as one showers under the stars ! So romantic. Mark was our guide on a game drive and a walk the following day. His knowledge of the bush is first class, and we were fascinated with the behaviour and ways of the hippo and impala, as well as learning about the trees, and the insects, the way termites live, and of course the birds and raptors, including Martial Eagle, Fish Eagle, African Hawk Eagle, a Falcon and a Goshawk.. We were very lucky to see a white tail mongoose , and a genet at, both lifetime firsts for me. All in all a wonderful visit.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Joy D wrote a review Jul 2023
Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia2 contributions
Absolutely fantastic - warm hospitality, excellent staff, fabulous game viewing - awesome bird watchers paradise. Absolutely loved our short stay - definitely recommend Rhino Safari Camp to any nature lover!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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_kitrinitekila wrote a review May 2023
Bracknell, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
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Such an amazing place! The food and the stuff were amazing too! Especially Peter..! He's so knowledgeable and fun to spend time with😉 I can't wait to go back and see the baby elephants that stole my heart..!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Natasha T wrote a review May 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
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Pure escapism and relaxation. If you want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of your everyday world and reconnect with nature then consider this gem as your next retreat destination! Breathtakingly beautiful sunsets and unique lake vistas, Rhino Safari Camp’s unique location and personable staff allows one to truly enjoy this African bush paradise. The wildlife in and around the camp was the highlight of our trip. The solitude of the bush walks and game drives is unmatched, making Matusadona National Park is an unforgettable place. We can’t thank Rhino Safari Camp enough for their amazing hospitality. Omar and Natasha
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Barry B wrote a review Mar 2023
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The camp at Rhino was a delight and stragically located to have wonderful view of the lakes from each of the rooms and of course the amazing animals the grazed the lakes shores. The rooms were wonderful and had a real safari feel about them with open plan, thatched dome roofs and plenty of great fresh air. The food was excellent and the bream fish cakes a real hit with our mob. We caught the fish so it was super fresh. Mark, our guide was excellent with his presentation and knowledge base from tiny insects through to elephants and also good geological skills. Lots of various animals, birds and reptiles to "discover" and Mark filled in the gaps. Our Camp host Cher, was cool calm and collected and showed her experience in such camps, time and time again and did all she could to make our stay as good as feasibly possible. All up, we had a wonderful stay and we rate Rhino very highly. Barry
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Navigate48998329739 wrote a review Mar 2023
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Stayed 4 nights and was not disappointed. The staff was friendly and helpful, the fishing was entertaining with Funnyboy. The huts were extremely comfortable, nothing beats waking up with the Kariba shore line visible from your bed. The facilities were great. Went for a walk with the highly intelligent guides and went to look at the fossils. Would definitely recommend Rhino Safaris Camp to anyone wanting to get away from city for a while.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Brad C wrote a review Feb 2023
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An awesome place to get away and turn off completely. The hospitality in camp was great and we loved every min of it. The fishing was proper and we also had a memorable bush walk and learnt heaps. The rooms were private, and it felt like we had our own little spot in paradise with the Elies coming right up to visit in the afternoons. The rustic set up makes you feel like you are in Africa, a place that we would definitely go back to without any hesitation.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Karl Wright, Owner at Rhino Safari Camp
Responded Feb 9, 2023
Thanks Brad, appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. But more importantly congrats..... Look forward to seeing Mr & Mrs C at camp in the near future. Take care and here's wishing you all the best.
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Wolfgang S wrote a review Dec 2022
Mondsee, Austria113 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights during a photography safari trip at the Rhino camp on Lake Karina shoreline. The location ist very good for shooting the dead trees with Elis! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful as well. The huts are very comfortable. Wildlife is sometimes difficult to find but once you get it you have good quality time out there.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Karl Wright, Owner at Rhino Safari Camp
Responded Dec 13, 2022
Vielen Dank, Wolfgang, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, Ihren Aufenthalt zu bewerten, und ich freue mich, dass es Ihnen und Gabi gefallen hat. Ja, die Interaktionen mit Elefanten sind etwas ganz Besonderes, wenn Sie bei uns bleiben, und bieten sehr gute Fotomöglichkeiten. Wenn Sie gerne einige Ihrer Fotos teilen möchten, lassen Sie es uns bitte wissen und wir können sie zu unseren Social Media- und Website-Galerien hinzufügen. Wir wünschen Ihnen beiden eine wundervolle Weihnachtszeit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rhino Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Rhino Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rhino Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rhino Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Rhino Safari Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Rhino Safari Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rhino Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does Rhino Safari Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.