Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp is an exclusive owner-run camp located on a wooded peninsula on the western edge of the Matusadona National Park, at the mouth of the Ume River.

The excellent Musango Safari Camp is a step back in time, where the traditional values of personal hosting and good guiding are prioritised ahead of fancy accommodation and modern conveniences. Owner and professional guide Steve Edwards has a long history in the park and is passionate about the area, and he and his wife Wendy make wonderful hosts. The accommodation is perfectly comfortable, but fairly simple by today’s standards, and the central areas have the welcoming feel of an established safari camp. In short, it is ‘old school’ and appeals to travellers looking for a relaxed stay with exceptionally warm hospitality, rather than a luxury safari experience. Game viewing can be productive but the best activities are boat cruises, birding and fishing. We think a few days taking it slow at Musango offers a really good contrast to the big game areas of Hwange and Mana Pools, especially for anyone keen on birding.


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Conservation & community

Musango Safari Camp is actively involved in conservation efforts as well as supporting the local community. Many of the staff employed at the camp are local and have been trained by…

Location Musango Private Island, bordering Matusadona National Park
Access Scheduled or charter flight to Bumi Airstrip and 20 minute boat ride to camp
Open All Year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented Lodge
Focus Water based activities / Photography / Birding / Community / Fishing
Children All ages
Activities Game drives (day) / Pontoon boat trips / Fishing/ Birding / Community visits / Walking / Dinosaur fossiling
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 7 (up to 10 guests on boats)
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 8
Family Accommodation Quads and triples are possible in certain rooms
Bathroom Semi open / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Flush toilet
Power for charging Communal (powered by generator 6pm to 11pm only)
Lighting Solar and generator
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Solar fans
Room Safe No (valuables can be kept in the office safe)
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted