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We have put together this guide to Msuna Fishing Resort

Msuna Island situated on the Zambezi River between Batoka Gorge and Devils’ Gorge. Msuna is a resort catering for keen fishermen and their families. The lush gardens and indigenous trees create a birder’s paradise.

Winter months June/July are balmy with chilly nights and early mornings only. The rest of the year is hot with temperatures in the high 30s.

There is a large communal swimming pool on the island, designed so that small children and adults can enjoy a swim together.  The shallow area is shaded.

The store sells basic toiletries, washing powder, dry goods and tin foods. Beers, mixers and a limited range of spirits are available for sale too.

Regional/overseas visitors to the Island pay a one off entry fee of US$5.00 per person.  Zimbabweans pay the same at the RTGS rate of the day.

National Parks have separate charges for river usage and fishing.

Msuna Island View

Msuna Accommodation

There is an abundance of accommodation on Msuna Island and it is mainly made up of private houses that are available for rent.

We have tried to get as much information on each house to give you a clear idea of what you will get with each house.

The lodges below are in no particular order.

Njiri Lodge

East facing house with two en-suite bedrooms (4 pax).  Bedrooms and entertainment area air-conditioned. Separate kitchen.  Jacuzzi and covered veranda.

Duckfoot Lodge

East facing house which can sleep, 12 guests.  Three air-conditioned bedrooms (one outside).  Large enclosed veranda with an open-plan lounge, dining and bar area. 

There is a small swimming pool plus a pontoon and small fishing boat available.

Fawcett’s Lodge

East facing house looking over the Msuna Bay which can sleep, 10 guests.  There are three air-conditioned bedrooms, which are en-suite.  The fourth bedroom has bunk beds and a separate shower and toilet.  The Msuna swimming pool is next door the house.

Mvuvu Lodge

2 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Two rooms upstairs (7 beds) with 2 bathrooms downstairs.

All rooms are fully air-conditioned and the veranda and pool look East over the Msuna River. This lodge is fully

equipped and wheelchair friendly and comes with a cook and a raft for hire with a skipper.

Fish Eagle

House facing east with outside entertainment area and swimming pool

4 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.  All the rooms open onto the covered verandah.

12  beds in dormitory

There is a pontoon for hire with this lodge.

Ngwenya Lodge

House facing the river/lake, next to The Point.  Four en-suite bedrooms, each with twin beds and overhead fans.

The thatched entertainment and dining area is next to the swimming pool. 

You can hire a fishing boat via this lodge and it comes with a compulsory skipper.


House facing west with separate entertainment area/braai next to the swimming pool.

Four twin bedrooms en-suite with air-con.  Dormitory upstairs with 8 beds, fans, mosquito nets, toilet and cold shower.


House facing west with outside entertainment area/braai.  Malachite and Vaneer share a swimming pool. Malachite Lodge sleeps 8 people comfortably in 4 twin bedded rooms. 2 Bedrooms have an on-suite bathroom which comprises a shower/basin/toilet. The other en-suite room comprises of a bath with overhead shower/basin/toilet. Off the lounge is a separate bathroom with shower/basin and toilet to serve the dormitory.

Tonga House

Beautiful thatched double storey home with 4 double rooms en-suite and 2 twin rooms with shared bathroom. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.  The veranda and pool look East over the Msuna Bay. This lodge is fully equipped,  wheelchair friendly and comes with an excellent chef and a raft for hire with a skipper.

You can hire a raft through this lodge. 

Hungwe Lodge

2 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms

6 single beds in a dormitory and 2 beds outside on the veranda [sleeps 12]

Overhead fans – no aircon.

A pool and large veranda overlook the Zambezi River facing west.

This lodge is fully equipped and comes with a chef and a raft for hire with a skipper.

Umfula Lodge

Min charge for 4 pax. US$100 per night. Fully serviced large house which can accommodate up to 12 people. Four bedrooms with dormitory-style sleeping upstairs. Sparkling Swimming Pool. Chef available and Pontoon Hire $60 per day plus fuel and oil.

You can hire a raft through this lodge and it will come with a skipper. 


Room One double bed; Room Two 3 single beds, upstairs Dormitory 6 beds.

Separate lounge/bar/dining area

Outside kitchen


Four thatched self-catering rondavels.  Two have 2 en-suite bedrooms, and two have 1 en-suite bedroom.  All four have additional sleeper couches.  There is a riverside pool and entertainment area with a fire pit. This lodge faces west over the Zambezi River.

This lodge has a private raft that you can hire.

Long Block

The Long Block comprises six en-suite bedrooms, each with three beds. 

The open verandah is shared.  The lodge has recently been renovated and the kitchens are fully equipped with new stoves, fridges, deep freeze, microwaves etc.

Msuna Accommodation

Msuna Activities

Msuna Island offers a wide variety of activities to keep your days as full as you want. Below are some of the activities that you can do:


Msuna is located in one of the most stunning sections of the Zambezi River and it offers fishermen a wide variety of fish species to catch. The most prominent fish is the mighty Tigerfish with its powerful fighting ability.

To get the most out of fishing in the Msuna area you will need to be on the water, if you have a boat with you it is a massive plus but if you do not have a boat, majority of the lodges will offer rafts to rent on a half or full-day basis and they will come with a skipper who will be able to guide you to fishing spots that are renowned for catching specific fish species.


Because of the green lawns and indigenous trees, Msuna is known worldwide as a birders paradise. 

Msuna Fishing

Getting to Msuna Resort

Self Drive

Directions from Victoria Falls to Msuna Island

  • Travel towards Hwange on the main A8 Bulawayo road.

  • About 1 km before you reach Hwange town there is a sig​n “Sundowner Safari Adventures”. Turn left at this sign.

  • Travel for about 48 km on this narrow tar road.

  • You will reach the Deka bridge. Cross the bridge and travel for another 4 km on a gravel road.

  • You will reach a sign “Msuna Fishing Resort”. Turn left at this sign.

  • Travel for another 13 km on a gravel road until you will reach Msuna Island.

Directions from Bulawayo to Msuna Island

  • Travel towards Hwange on the main A8 Victoria Falls road.

  • About 1 km after Hwange town there is a sign “Sundowner Safari Adventures”. Turn right at this sign.

  • Travel for about 48 km on this narrow tar road.

  • You will reach the Deka bridge. Cross the bridge and travel for another 4 km on a gravel road.

  • You will reach a sign “Msuna Fishing Resort”. Turn left at this sign.

  • Travel for another 13 km on a gravel road until you will reach Msuna Island.

 Transfers to Msuna Resort

You can fly to Victoria Falls airport

  • Air Zimbabwe has local flight connections between Harare, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg and Bulawayo. Air Zimbabwe is the cheapest flight option in Zimbabwe, but with this comes a risk that your flight may be delayed by an hour or so.

  • Rainbow Airlines is a relatively new airline, and it currently has flight connections between Harare and Victoria Falls (and regionally, Johannesburg).

  • Fastjet is a low-cost airline that connects Harare, Victoria Falls, and other regional locations. A good budget alternative that is much quicker than using the bus.

  • BravoFly/FlyAfrica is a low-cost airline that connects Harare, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, and other destinations around southern Africa. This is a budget airline but it has mixed reviews in terms of reliability.

You can be transferred to Msuna.

For transfers from Victoria Falls and return please contact Fortune below for affordable, convenient and excellent service.

Forche Tours and Travel  

Zambezi Map

Msuna Resort Map & Co-Ordinates

Co-Ordinates for Msuna Fishing Resort

  • GPS 18°01’07.25” S
  • GPS 26°49’34.29 E

Msuna Fishing Resort
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