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Fothergill Island is an under-canvas camp that offers the very best of authentic tented safari experiences and modern, stylish luxury. The camp seamlessly blends into the natural landscape of Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe, complementing the Lake Kariba, mopani forest and large floodplains.

This beautiful, tented camp exudes a cool, light and airy atmosphere, highlighting the beauty of the surrounding environment. Each suite embraces pastel colour tones that stretch across a delicate spectrum of olive greens, lily pinks, turquoise blues and chic yellow hues.

A world-class island paradise, Fothergill Island’s enviable location on the shores of Lake Kariba makes it a magical location to experience some of the best safari moments that Africa has to offer. The bespoke safari adventures on offer include nature walks, fly fishing, archery and child-friendly activities that ensure every visitor, no matter their age, has the very best experience. And, of course, the game viewing is exceptional. Game drives through the region supplies great opportunities to possibly spot some of Africa’s most popular animals.


  • Bespoke and unique luxury tented camps in Matusadona National Park
  • 95% of the camp’s energy requirements come from solar energy
  • Explore the National Park and Lake Kariba on foot, safari vehicle or boat
  • Private plunge pools
  • Fishing, bird watching, stargazing and archery
  • Age-appropriate children’s activities available
  • Sunset cruises on Lake Kariba
  • Exclusive and private, ideal for couples


  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris


Lake and Bush Suite

The Lake and Bush Suites comprise of five spacious and breezy double or twin suites and two family suites, each placed on a raised deck. They each feature a writing desk, private lounge, generous mini-bar as well as a tea and coffee station. They all have a tranquil outside seating area that includes a private plunge pool and where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife.

Island Suite

The Private Island Suites are perfect for those visiting on honeymoon or enjoying a romantic getaway. Expect the utmost privacy, luxury and comfort during your stay in these intimate, stylish under-canvas rooms.

Each suite comprises an airy central lounge, dining space, bar, four-poster beds, secluded decks, and outside area which overlooks a sparkling private pool – which is especially inviting on the hot African days. The highlight of the suites is undoubtedly the picturesque views of the island and tranquil waters of Lake Kariba.


There is plenty to do and see when staying at Fothergill Island. Matusadona National Park offers a wide range of activities for both adults and children of all ages to take part in. Enjoy game drives in modified open 4X4 vehicles through park, soaking up the wealth of wildlife knowledge that the guides share, as well as getting the chance to see lions, antelopes, zebra and buffalo roaming the plains.

In addition to game drives, you’ll also get to revel in guided bush walks (ages 16 years and up) and trail walks (ages 5 years and up) through Matusadona, as well as boating safaris and sunset cruises on Lake Kariba. Other activities on offer include fishing, bird watching, stargazing, swimming and archery.


Although they’re in the middle of the African bush, the world-class team ensure all meals are freshly prepared and served in several scenic locations around the camp, on the banks of Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park. There’s no better way to enjoy a delicious meal than under a star-sprinkled African sky or while gazing out over the tranquil water of the lake. For a more romantic setting, private dinners can be arranged on the shore of Lake Kariba, or enjoy a sundowner cruise, drinking cocktails and eating canapes as the last rays fade into the horizon.

General facilities

  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-10-31 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $850
2022-11-01 — 2023-01-10 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $650
2023-01-11 — 2023-04-30 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $750
2023-05-01 — 2023-10-31 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $950
2023-11-01 — 2024-01-10 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $750

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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