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Not bad if you know how to get there and where/how to pay for entrance

Instructions weren't very clear on how to pay to access but effectively if you're driving, you are... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
VCNSJ
via mobile
The history of the dam - conservation of the stranded animals and problems with relocating ther Batonga tribesmen.

After travelling from Mzilibiki on the Kariba Ferry we enjoyed going to the viewing point to see... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
msercombe
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St Ives, Cambs, Uk
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Kariba, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Instructions weren't very clear on how to pay to access but effectively if you're driving, you are charged $1/car and everyone's name in the car must be written into a book which is in this office posted right next to the booms that give u...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

After travelling from Mzilibiki on the Kariba Ferry we enjoyed going to the viewing point to see the dam wall, the heights to visit the Catholic Memorial church to honour those who perished building the wall.

Thank msercombe
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Kariba is not super posh, but if you have a slight enjoyment of adventure this area has amazing places and ways to get away from it all, and enjoy nature, sunrises and sunsets at their absolute finest. We Air BnB'd a lovely house in Lomagundi...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

An amazing weekend for Kariba community and wild life fund raising. Thoroughly enjoyed by sponsors, competitors and public alike

Thank Joy H
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Because it was a work trip, we only managed to go to the Dam Wall, which is always a great experience. Having been when I was 8, it was good to go back as an adult.

Thank taremeredzwa
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Outstanding Opporunity to see the lake and hike the park nearby. Rhino Safari Camp was brilliant diamond in the bush!

Thank PassiveObserver
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped off at Lake Kariba on route from Harare to Mana Pools. We stayed one night but on reflection wish we had been able to stay longer. We stayed in a lodge overlooking the lake and close to the bar. The accommodation is very...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

👍👍 We stayed at least 3 weeks at lake kariba as the climate was much dryer during this very rainy season of 2017 Camping was not always fun in the rest of simbabwe or sambia :-))

Thank Edafric
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is just an amazing place. We did several boat cruises on this lake, and the scenery was simply wonderful and you can enjoy the wildlife surrounding you. Also, the best sunset you can ever see. It's really one of our favourite places in Zimbabwe.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is the biggest man-made lake in Zimbabwe and Zambia which generates electricity for both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Its known for fishing and sailing too! Its a nice place to visit once you are in Kariba

Thank Wonder B
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SuddersM
4 March 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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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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9 October 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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