intentionally - as I wanted to try and convey the sheer beauty of those Matusadona bays and their mountain backdrop, without other distractions. When I first visited Matusadona, in 1978, Lake Kariba had only existed for 18 years. By 2011, another 33 years had passed and the lake was over 50 years old. Anything could have happened to this "living laboratory" over that time and, biologically, a lot has. But the Matusadona's scenic loveliness is as fresh as it ever was.