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“dam wall”(25 reviews)
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Kariba, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reciently spent 5 days on Lake Kariba ,onboard the houseboat OSPREY, which caters for up to 26 persons . Their were 21 of us on board and enjoyed the best time . .Fully catered meals and services , fishing on board their fishing or...More

Thank neville w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

. The boat tour is just ok. The fishermen villages or piqteristic In general is just Ok .for recreation. Not very exited

Thank Excursion728391
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Not marketed enough, really, and the roads there are pretty awful (although navigable in a small car). A fair amount of stuff to do while there - but lovely for just relaxing near water.

Thank jcicd
Reviewed June 5, 2018

The sunset from Kariba Heights is one of the best in the world! Wildlife is easy to come across with zebra and baboons wandering about the town and elephant, waterbuck and lots of birdlife at the lakeside.

Thank citadel2
Reviewed May 27, 2018

wooow ,i dont know where to start from cause hey this was the most amazing and very exciting part of my journey .the view of the lake from the dam wall was just awesome I tell you,this is must travel and see for you guys...More

Thank priscillaphiri21
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Went on a sunset cruise with work colleagues. The staff was very helpful and service also exceeded my expectations.

Thank Idah T
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much to Ceri at Rhino Rendezvous for planning the most amazing trip for us. Victoria Falls and the fantastic Zambuka houseboat on Kariba. No detail forgotten making it the most relaxing and carefree trip. I would highly recommend Rhino Rendezvous for all...More

Thank Beulah M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Lake Kariba is an incredible place with tons to do for families and all age groups. From the fishing, to game viewing and cruises, it never disappoints. We visit every year and I highly recommend you try staying in different places. They have house boats,...More

Thank Vacationpreneur
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Take the ferry from Binga to Kariba, go out on a speed boat, spend a night or two on a house boat, camp on the edge of the lake in Zambia. There is always so much to see and do.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Lake Kariba is beautiful as well as wild, we saw crocs on the side of the lake, and a few hippos during our boat ride.

Thank BronwynF61
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SuddersM
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Fortune_Madhuku | Reviewed this property |
For pregnant women, you cant take any chances. Its safe to take anti-malaria medication before you travel to Kariba
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NHA59
February 22, 2018|
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Response from msercombe | Reviewed this property |
, The Kariba Ferry (see their website for the timetable) takes 22 hours from Mlibizi (south of Vic. Falls) to Kariba. All meals are provided, seating folds down into beds for night sleeping, blankets and pillows are... More
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pcroucamp
October 9, 2017|
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Response from msercombe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will be alright (my husband, who was a motorcyclist says so!) but do watch out for those pot holes!
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