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Wildlife

Kariba town is situated in a wildlife area and there are many species that can easily be seen just around the town itself and is not uncommon to see elephant and zebra roaming the streets. Within Kariba town and close bush environs, four of the "Big Five", Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo may be seen as well as several species of antelope together with Zebra.
Elephants
The bird life is also abundant with some 100 species being available if you look closely, from the majestic Fish Eagle to the common sparrow. Water birds are generally abundant along the shores, searching for food or living along the Lake banks.
Lake Kariba, being a water environment, is host to many hippopotamus families found through-out the area and crocodiles are also plentiful.
Elephants
When Kariba Dam was built "Operation Noah" was launched to save many of the animals from drowning or starving to death on the many islands that were formed by the rising waters. These animals were released in to what is now the Matusadona National Park and they provided the basis for the abundant animals that we see today in this park. The Matusadona National Park stretches down the lake from the Sanyati River in the east to areas such as Palm Bay, Gordon's Bay, Elephant Point, Tashinga and the Ume River in the west.
Living on a houseboat and game viewing from a boat along the shores of the lake is a unique feature of Lake Kariba.

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