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“house boat”(12 reviews)
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Kariba, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed yesterday

Kariba remians an excellent destination with plentiful wildlife, good fishing and lovely scenery. Facilities at the marinas and resorts are generally good and the local people friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place ! The meaning of Kariba in the native language means to trap or being trapped and that is what it is, once you have been there you would trapped by the beauty and splendour and you will certainly go again !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Companion828721
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Something a little different to the usual safari destination but a must in my opinion. We've stayed at a couple of the lodges on islands and though it can be a little bit of a trek to get there, it's worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kerichmelik
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank neville w
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank idaht
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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
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!