Transfers to Lake Kariba

If you’re planning a trip to Lake Kariba and are wondering how to get there, you have a variety of options to choose from. There are a variety of Lake Kariba transfers with different routes connecting the lake area to Harare and Lusaka by road, and a number of water vehicles are on hand to transfer you to your lodge from the banks of the lake.

Road Transfers
Lake Kariba transfers take roughly 4 hours from Harare and 2.5 hours from Lusaka. Lake Kariba straddles the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and depending on which side of the lake you’ll be visiting you can choose to travel via either country’s capital city on a modern road network that will offer a preview of the environment and wildlife you’ll be experiencing upon your arrival at Lake Kariba.

Visitors who intend staying on one of the Kariba riverboats should note that these vessels are boarded from the Zambian side of the lake. It is recommended that you access the lake via Lusaka since the travel time is shorter and therefore more convenient.

Water Transfers
Lake Kariba is a very large body of water with a number of water-based transport options available to visitors. It is often faster and more convenient to travel across the water by boat than to drive around the lake by road, and you’ll find several motorised boats available to drop you off at your lodge. Before departing on your journey, remember to enquire with your lodge about the transfer options available to you.

If you’re travelling to the lake from Binga, you’ll be able to take advantage of the Lake Kariba ferry. Like the other Lake Kariba transfers, the ferry offers convenience and safety as well as a scenic boat trip over the lake which allows visitors to take in the natural beauty of the area as they approach Kariba Harbour.

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