Lake Kariba Safari Holiday -Zimbabwe
Lake Kariba is one of Africa’s best kept secrets. A Mecca for Holiday makersGuide to activities, fishing, houseboat rentals and lodgings along the shoreline
When to go
All year round, but it gets very hot from September to February. This doesn't stop the houseboats and Kariba accommodation being fully booked over Xmas and New Year holiday period
Ideal times are April to August when the weather is perfect, unless you wish to tiger fish or game view, then September / October is best
At a Glance - Accommodation Options for Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba - Zimbabwe
Situated on the Zambezi River, lake Kariba is a freshwater paradise stretching back from the dam wall for 290km and reaching 42km at its widest point.
Kariba covers 6000sq Kms with an average depth of 18 metres.
Lake Kariba's waters are studded with islands and fringed by mountains and forests and is a sight not easily forgotten
Supports a large African wild animal population on its shoreline along with spectacular bird life & sunsets.
Kariba is a holiday mecca with a profusion of easily seen game and without the crowds
Caribbea Bay.Hotel resort in Kariba Town on the shores of the lake with a casino.
Charara: 4 x seperate Complexes38 kms from Kariba - Four holiday complexes (timeshare) for relaxing, fishing and just chilling out in a game park with the lake as a backdrop. From luxury to fishing accommodation.
Safari Lodges at Matusadona ParkOnly a short speedboat trip from Kariba with secure parking at the harbour. Game drives and cruises, fishing, boating, swimming are just some of the fun things to do.
HouseboatsA houseboat trip includes accommodation, game viewing, speed boat rides and fishing all in one.
BingaBinga on the other side of Lake Kariba also offers a variety of self-catering options.
Charara 27 kms from Kariba
Safari Lodges -Full Board
Western side of Kariba
Binga lodges & houseboats
What to See and Do - Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba - Legends of the Deep
« Kariba is four and half hours by tarred road (365km) from Harare
« Lusaka airport in Zambia is a 2.5 hr drive on a tarred road
« A tarred road from Kariba via Zambia to Livingstone is about an 8 hour journey
« The Kariba Car Ferry, which sails the length of Kariba, from Victoria Falls via Mlibizi
Kariba Annual Events
21km Kariba Half Marathon. Held on August Holiday Weekend. A 10km Fun Run is run at the same time
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