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Welcome to Kariba & Matusadonha Nat. Park

 Kariba Town: Located in the north of Zimbabwe near the Zambian border, is the Zimbabwean centre for the tourist industry orientated around the magnificent Lake Kariba. It is also a good base from which to explore surrounding game reserves and attractions in northern Zimbabwe such as Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or as a stopover en route to Zambia. The town has a number of restaurants, casinos, quality resort hotels and safari lodges, not to mention a number of large luxury houseboat hotels which use Kariba as a base.

The airport at Kariba town is small, but regular flights to Kariba come in from Victoria Falls and Harare. The town is also only about four hours from Harare by road. Once there, the town is easily walkable, or you could make use of local taxis.

Lake Kariba itself is one the largest man-made lakes in the world. It powers the hydroelectric Kariba Dam in the Zambezi River basin, which provides much of Zambia and Zimbabwe's electricity. The large dam walls are an impressive sight, and worth a day trip. Such a large body of water attracts a multitude of game, especially in the dry seasons, so the game reserves bordering the dam make for excellent game viewing. Lake Kariba has a thriving commercial fishing industry and is also a world-renowned tiger fishing spot. The annual tiger fishing contest attracts teams from around Southern Africa and beyond every year.

Because of its size and the abundance of wildlife it attracts, Lake Kariba is ideal for a safari holiday all on its own. You can travel the lake by canoe or on a houseboat for several days at a time, camping on the shore at night (at designated spots) as you go, or for a more relaxed trip hire a luxury cruiser or join a tour guide group for a day. The lake is no less impressive for being man made: there are lots of islands and thousands of tiny inlets to explore. The Matusadona National Park, with its iconic half-submerged forest still standing after the lake was flooded half a century ago, is a favourite with photographers.

 

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Cerruti Lodges are located at Charara on the shoreline of the lake. They offer private luxury accommodation in each of five lodges set in beautifully landscaped grounds. The lodges are all double-story and are fully serviced. There is an outdoor living..
Cutty Sark Hotel is set in 72 acres of private gardens on the shores of Lake Kariba. The Hotel is surrounded by wildlife and stunning views of the lake and mountains. The Hotel consists of 58 rooms which include 8 family rooms, 28 Standard rooms,..
Nzou Lodges are situated adjacent to and just behind Wild Heritage Lodges. They offer a range of individual self catering lodges set on the Charara peninsula of Lake Kariba, home to a diverse range of wildlife and spectacular fishing. Lodge 5: Nzou..
Beautiful Self catering quality accommodation set on the Charara peninsula of Lake Kariba, home to a diverse range of wildlife and spectacular fishing. Lodge 5: Lodge 5 is a double storey air conditioned lodge under thatch with..
Reminiscent of a Mediterranean resort with facilities and entertainment for the whole family. Caribbea Bay Resort, situated right on the shore overlooking the vast Lake Kariba , offers guests a sun-filled holiday in relaxed comfort. Linger over sundowners..
We offer accommodation in Kariba and have got a Houseboat that takes guests for charters into Lake Kariba. Our Lodge is located in a relatively tranquil area where there is no noise or air pollution. The Zambian border is 10 minutes away, Mana Pools..
Gache Gache Lodge is situated in the Eastern Basin of Lake kariba on the banks of the Gache Gache river. All ten chalets accommodate guests in a private and intimate way, overlooking the tranquil river. The main lodge houses the dining room. lounge..
Hornbill Lodge is a small intimate owner run lodge set up on Mica Point hill overlooking Lake Kariba. Hornbill Lodge is a small intimate lodge set up on Mica Point hill overlooking Lake Kariba. The Lodge has 4 individual chalets, each chalet is a..
Rustic safari camp built on stilts snuggling the shores of Lake Kariba and located in the Matusadona National Park, home to a surviving population of Black Rhinos. Rhino Lodge is situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, a massive man made lake formed..
Situated on Lake Kariba in the middle of one of Africa's most spectacular lakes, overlooked by the majestic Matusadonha Mountains, Lake Kariba accommodation at Spurwing Island Lodge is the perfect place for a tranquil getaway for the wildlife enthusiast,..
Tiger Bay offers the best of Lake Kariba and the Zimbabwean bush. Here you find Kariba at its most scenic with unparalleled wealth of Flora and Fauna including Rhino, Elephant, Hippo and Buffalo. Tiger Bay offers a true African experience from..
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa is perched on a hill overlooking Lake Kariba and its game rich shoreline. The incredible panoramic vista cannot be matched by any safari lodge in Southern Africa, transforming all public areas. It is a one hour direct..
Changa Safari Camp is located in the famed Matusadona National Park – Kariba. The camp enjoys a private concession area within the Park and boasts nearly 4 kilometers of Lakeshore frontage. The East African Styled luxury tents are private and..

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