Situated on Lake Kariba in the middle of one of Africa’s most spectacular lakes, overlooked by the majestic Matusadona Mountains, lake kariba accommodation at Spurwing Island Lodge is the perfect place for a tranquil getaway for the wildlife enthusiast, serious fisherman and holiday maker alike.
“It’s a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. the whole feel of Spurwing Island Lodge is down to earch and relaxed. The dining room is open to the breeze, the pool is nice and big for the children, the bar area is generous and the location is well shaded.
Spurwing Island Lodge is also very popular as a fishing base, because it’s close to the bream rich coves of the former Sanyati forest. We all love Kariba, who wouldn't? It's 280 kilometres of bream, tiger, drowned forests, crocs and hippos.
It’s harder, wilder, bigger, more visceral than almost any other man made lake anywhere. It’s fun, laid back, it’s family. Indeed there is still nothing like it on our doorsep.”
stone under thatch with an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Twin bedded with built in cupboards and dressing table, a plug socket (220V AC), ceiling fan and mosquito nets. Optional double bed and/or extra beds for children. Chairs are placed outside on the verandah once again offering stunning views over Lake Kariba and Matusadona Mountains.
Chalets are stone under thatch with an en-suite bath, separate shower, toilet and washbasin. Twin bedded with built in cupboards, a dressing table, comfy chairs, ceiling fan, plug socket (220V AC), and mosquito nets. Optional double bed or extra beds for children. Rooms have french doors which open out onto a verandah.
Enclosed with two zip entrances - one onto a small verandah and the other into an en-suite bathroom which has a shower, toilet and washbasin. Under thatch with stone floors.
Twin bedded with a dressing table, plug sockets (220V AC), pedestal fan and mosquito nets. Two of the tents form a "double tent" which can be used as a family tent - each side of the tent has its own en-suite facilities.
Spurwing Island Lodge Activities:
Conducted in purpose built comfortable Land Rovers. Each vehicle can take 7 guests. The game drives leave from Spurwing Island by boat which transfer the guests to the Matusadona National Park mainland where they then board the vehicles for the game drive.
These are led by a Professional Guide within the Matusadona National Park. The walk can take a maximum of six guests. No children under 16 are allowed on the walks.
This is game viewing along the shoreline by speed boat or covered pontoon. Game viewing from the water adds a whole new experience to the guest's safari. Unique to Kariba is its forest of 'dead' trees which is home to a wide variety of nesting and roosting birds.
Fishing is a popular sport at Kariba and Spurwing Island offers tackle and an experienced coxswain for those who want to try their hand. Fishing trips are offered on a half day basis - departing early morning arriving back in time for lunch, or alternatively departing after lunch arriving back just after sunset.
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