The top deck of Matusadona is where you will spend most of your time while on a Kariba safari; whether it be watching the sunrise from the bow of the deck, having a cocktail by the bar, or eating and laughing with friends at the dining table well into the night. 

When Matusadona is steaming right up the middle of Lake Kariba, there’s little sound from the engine up on the top, so it feels as if you are sailing with the terns as they flit and weave their way beside the boat, landing on patches of floating vegetation as you drift past.

Kariba. Zimbabwe

On the bow of Matusadona is a wide wooden deck with a Jacuzzi right in the centre of it, ideal for a relaxed dip after a day of fishing or game viewing.

Kariba. Zimbabwe

Sit back on the wooden easy chairs and enjoy the company of friends and family. The beauty of Matusadona is in her space… there’s so much room on the boat to enjoy the setting, from anywhere.

Kariba. Zimbabwe

The bar is the central point of Matusadona’s top deck. This is where you stop for a gin and tonic refill or a cold beer when making your way to any part of the boat. The bar table opens out onto comfy Kane lounge couches, the ideal spot for an afternoon snooze or just a relaxing read in the cool breeze.

Kariba. Zimbabwe

Towards the back of the deck is a round dining table, where any meal, any time of the day, can be served along with the best view on the boat. When you have eaten your fill, you can move the the aft of the deck, where there are comfortable connecting benches with pillows and soft cushions for you to relax with your glass of champaign and orange juice.

Kariba. Zimbabwe

The cabins on Matusadona are wonderful, the middle deck is cozy and comfortable, but the top deck is the place on Matusadona where you can appreciate the full majesty of this cruiser as she makes her way up Kariba, Africa’s greatest Lake.

For enquiries on chartering Matusadona see here. 

One thought on “The Grand Tour of Matusadona: Top Deck

  1. Craig says:

    Fantastic facility – looks like the perfect place to truly unwind !