Lake Kariba Houseboats
It is an area of outstanding and unsurpassed beauty surrounded by incredible national parks on the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia - Lake Kariba is a massive man-made lake, one of the largest in the world. The source of all its water is the Mighty Zambezi River which is protected diligently by an ancestral spirit, Nyaminyami, the river god. This is truly a unique and extraordinary place to take a safari, either by foot or on one of the many Lake Kariba Houseboats on offer.
Taking a trip on a Lake Kariba houseboat is way more than just floating down this vast expanse of fresh water on a vessel, there are activities and sights to keep enthusiasts enthralled. Fishing is a popular activity with Tiger fish being one of the most challenging and sought-after fresh water fish to catch. Whilst navigating along the shoreline, one must keep an eye open for the many species of birds, animals that this thriving ecosystem now supports. One can drop anchor at different spots along the shore and go for walks to discover what lies along the banks of the lake. Stopping at Matusadona Park for game viewing comes highly recommended as this is one of Zimbabwe’s most remote parks, well known for its conservation efforts with the Black Rhino.
Houseboating is the traditional way to holiday on Lake Kariba and there are a variety of houseboats to choose from. Accommodations and comforts vary to suite the individuals requirements and budgets.
Most crafts have all the amenities of a regular house so one can expect all the comforts of home. The more luxurious houseboats offer air-conditioning, swimming cages, plunge pools, braai facilities and even a Jacuzzi and DSTV. All houseboats come with smaller tender boats from which visitors can explore the lake to find vantage points to fish from.
Time spent on-board a Lake Kariba houseboat is a relaxing way to soak up the incredible sights and sounds that the lake and its shoreline has to offer. Evenings are an opportunity to enjoy good food and sundowners while recalling the adventures and highlights of the day.