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Lake Kariba

Kariba, Zimbabwe
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African experience of dreams

Floating on a houseboat on Lake Kariba is one of those experiences dreams are made of. Tiger... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
London, United Kingdom
Watery Paradise

Lake Kariba is massive. It is more like an inland sea than a lake or dam and it is hard to believe... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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12 May 2017
“Easter Weekend Getaway”
25 Apr 2017
“Wish had stayed longer”
Kariba, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Floating on a houseboat on Lake Kariba is one of those experiences dreams are made of. Tiger fishing, game viewing from the water, jaw-dropping sunsets and ice cold gin and tonics. It takes your breath away.

2  Thank katypea
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Lake Kariba is massive. It is more like an inland sea than a lake or dam and it is hard to believe that it is man-made. Nearer the Kariba town itself the lake is quite busy with business and commercial activities such as kapenta fishing....More

1  Thank KevUrs
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing experience; didn't expected to have that much fun... We enjoyed fullest; soon will make plan to go on this trip again ...

Reviewed 15 February 2016

Beautiful setting although can't swim in water because of schistosomasis. Not a massive amount to do in the village bit a nice break from busyness of Lusaka

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Cruise on the Lake is very good. The water offers a wide range of wild animals ie crocodiles, hippos and on the shores you can see elephants, hippos. Best for tiger fishing I think best in the world. Also fished for bream and squeker.Various houseboats...More

1  Thank moyrak2016
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to visit - it is beautiful and tranquil, with plenty of adventure thrown in. Boat trips, wildlife, island visits, stunning sunsets, balmy evening breezes, great hospitality everywhere. Can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Claire W
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I learnt about Kariba Dam but I did not know that more 30 years later I will get to see this imposing piece of engineering. A lot of sacrifice went into the construction of the dam wall but it worth it as it supplies Zambia...More

Thank OderoA
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My lovely family and I went to Kariba and stayed on house boat " Unique" in January 2016. The boat exceeded all our expectations from the introduction to the boat, staff and history of the boat and all health and safety aspects. The four rooms...More

1  Thank Hasu A
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Its a beautiful place with a great surrounding. A bit difficult to get there with the public transport but its doable.

Thank b_kashan
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Our family came from all the corners of the world to meet at what we have always treasured as 'our little piece of heaven'.... that being Lake Kariba. As seasoned Southern African travelers, we had all been on Kariba houseboats many times before and Zambuka...More

1  Thank Sandiwells13
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If the Southern Belle Houseboat still operational? If so any links or contact details?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Edafric | Reviewed this property |
Well it does run..as far as i know you can hire for privat functions.. maby contact the owner of eagles rest camping and cottages..they can help you... Good luck
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