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Fothergill Island

Camp Details

Fothergill Island is an exclusive-use tented camp nestled on the shores of Lake Kariba within Zimbabwe’s Matusadona National Park. This luxurious safari experience blends comfort and style with the thrill of being immersed in the African wilderness.

Steeped in History:

Fothergill Island honors Rupert Fothergill, a key figure in establishing Matusadona National Park. After a period of decline, the property has been meticulously restored by its current leadership team in collaboration with African Parks. This ensures the preservation of Fothergill Island’s rich history and legacy while offering modern amenities and exceptional service.

Luxurious Tented Accommodation:

The nine spacious en-suite tents seamlessly integrate with the natural surroundings. Each tent features a large deck with comfortable seating, offering stunning views of the lake and surrounding landscape. The interiors are a tasteful blend of natural textures and elegant furnishings, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Unveiling Matusadona’s Wonders:

Guests at Fothergill Island can embark on a variety of activities designed to showcase the wonders of Matusadona National Park:

  • Game Drives: Explore the park’s diverse landscapes in open 4×4 vehicles, encountering a variety of wildlife like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and zebras.
  • Boating Safaris: Enjoy a scenic boat safari on Lake Kariba, spotting hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and a vast array of birdlife.
  • Fishing: For angling enthusiasts, Lake Kariba offers exceptional tiger fishing opportunities.
  • Guided Walks: Explore the park on foot with experienced guides. Learn about the local flora and fauna, and get a closer look at the smaller creatures that call this ecosystem home.

Beyond the Activities:

  • Swimming Pool: Cool off and relax after a day of exploration in the refreshing swimming pool with a view.
  • Dining: Savor delicious meals prepared by the on-site chef, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy meals in the communal dining area or on the privacy of your own deck.
  • Bar: The inviting bar offers a variety of drinks and cocktails to unwind and socialize with fellow guests under the starlit African sky.

Responsible Tourism:

Fothergill Island is committed to responsible tourism practices. They prioritize conservation efforts, minimize their environmental impact, and support the local community. Choosing Fothergill Island ensures your visit contributes to the preservation of this wildlife paradise.

Ideal for Discerning Travelers:

Fothergill Island is ideal for:

    • Discerning travelers seeking a luxurious and personalized safari experience.
    • Wildlife enthusiasts who want to combine relaxation with exciting game drives and other outdoor activities.
    • Couples or families looking for an unforgettable African adventure.

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