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Kiplings of Kariba - Zimbabwe

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  Set on a peninsula at the mouth of the Ume River, Kipling's commands spectacular views of the nearby Matusadona Mountains and magical Lake Kariba.

Its lush surrounds draw wildlife to feed and drink, and its design provides an unbeatable platform to view the exquisite sunsets the lake is renowned for. Just a stone throw away from the Matusadona National Park, this idyllic Afro-ethnic lodge is perfectly situated to take in all the activities Kariba has to offer.

  • Canoe through the lake's petrified forests, take a wilderness walk along the shores and into Matusadona.

  • Spend time with the endangered black rhino, or stalk it in the wild with and expert guide.

  • Spend an afternoon angling for the ferocious tiger fish.

  • If you prefer life in the slow lane, we suggest you spend a relaxing day at the lodge before taking an evening cruise in the golden light of the sunset.

Kipling's of Kariba, Zimbabwe

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Tel: +263 61 2532
Fax: +263 61 2291
Mobile: +263 11 60 3388
Speak to Trish, Nikki or Craig


  • Kipling's of Kariba caters for twenty guests in supreme comfort. Each of the ten thatched chalets has its own view of the lake, Ume River and Matusadona Mountains.
  • The spacious chalets have en suite facilities and are tastefully decorated in vibrant colours complimented by fine wooden furniture.
  • The main lodge houses the bar and dining areas and has an upstairs sitting and recreational area, from which the views are breathtaking.
  • Game walks are carried out in the Matusadona National Park which is home to the "big five", including some thirty black rhino, and the lodge's adopted young rhino - "Kipling".
  • Kipling's four professional guides accompany guests on the six safari activities available.
  • All safari activities, meals, drinks and laundry are included in the rates.
Location: Mouth of the Ume River at Lake Kariba. Guests are met at Kariba Airport and transferred by air to the lodge (20 minutes).
Accommodation: Ten thatched chalets each with twin beds (five of the chalets have the option of a double bed), and en suite facilities. Honeymoon suite with large bath and bar fridge.
Facilities: The main lodge houses the dining room, bar, splash pool, reception and decked sitting area.
Activities: Game drives, game walks, canoe trips, pontoon cruises, boat safaris, fishing and visits to the nearby crocodile farm and African Village.
Characteristic species: Big Five - black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, and abundant birdlife, good fishing for tiger fish and bream species.

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The Heights, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 3351  Fax: +263 61 2291
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