This Is It - Kariba family houseboat

a roomy three-decked pontoon type houseboat that has been specifically designed for a family house boat holiday on Kariba.

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All three decks have secure safety railings all round for child safety and the cabins are all located on the bottom deck

Maximum Passengers: 12


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2 x medium sized double cabins
1 x smaller twin bunk cabin (sleeps 4)
on the lower deck there are two toilets and two showers plus washbasins
shower off the Bermuda deck
Loungers and mattresses for sleeping on deck

Boat Specifications

Passengers: comfortably 10 / maximum of 12
Type: 60ft pontoon houseboat
Engines: 2 x 65 hp Ford diesel engines
Cruising speed: 6 Knots
Call Sign: KF 1084
Crew: captain, cook and deck-hand in own quarters
Tender boats: 1 x twin steel ponton with 25hp outboard engine (carries 8)
1 x Chessa Fisherman 50hp engine (carries 4 - 5) including driver
Moored at: Vans Harbour, Mahombekombe
Boarding : 11h00 / Disembarking 11h00


The centre deck has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and under the covered bar area there is a CD/tape player (please bring your own CDs and tapes)

Meals are usually served on the centre deck whilst the upper deck boasts a large splash pool that has a retractable sun cover. There is ample deck space with sun loungers for clients who want to get a tan and soak up the sun

Cold storage: There is one deep freeze plus a large cooler box in the galley plus a deep freeze and two large cooler boxes in the centre deck bar. There are also two small portable cooler boxes for use on the tender boats

Rates 2014

US$ 510 per night - dry boat
US$ 680 per night - wet boat

All inclusive – rate includes catering: brunch menu which is early am tea/coffee with muffins, rusks or biscuits followed by cereal, fruit & yoghurt. Hot Bruch served late morning. Evening sundowner snacks with crisps & peanuts followed by a one course dinner, coffee & chocolates.
Drinks – all local alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages incl. mineral water with the exception of wines which would be SA wine. Ice, Kapenta, worms. Fishing rods supplied with line & basic tackle. All fuel. 2% ZTA levy.
Excludes: National Parks fee
Fuel estimate is 90 litres per day E&OE

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