Spurwing Island Game Activities
Situated in the Matusadona National Park, Spurwing Island is ideally situated to offer a wide range of game viewing activities. Game viewing options incorporate both the water (by boat) and land (by foot and by vehicle) to ensure that our guests have access to some of the finest game and bird viewing in the country.
Spurwing Island Game Cruises
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. Mid-morning cruises allow the guests to encounter elephants bathing at the waters edge, watch game coming down for a drink, and see crocodiles basking in the sun.
Afternoon cruises will meet game coming down to the shoreline for a refreshing drink after the mid-day heat. Guests relax with a sun downer whilst watching the spectacular Kariba sunset casting eerie shadows in orange and purple hues across the lake.
Spurwing Island Game Drives
Our Game Drives are conducted in purpose-built comfortable Land Rovers. Each vehicle can take 7 guests. The game drives leave from Spurwing Island by boat – which transfers the guests to the Matusadona National Park mainland where they then board the vehicles for the game drive.
Spurwing Island Walking Safaris
These Walking Safaris 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.
The walks leave from Spurwing Island by boat – which transfers the guests to the Matusadona National Park mainland where they then either board a vehicle and drive to where they will start the walk, or boat to a starting point for the walk. The walking safari provides an opportunity to study nature at “grassroots level” whether it is an interesting insect, plant, tree, bird, spoor, or a close encounter with wildlife.