Zambezi Safari and Travel - Kariba - Zimbabwe.

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Travel Options

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From Kariba

  • Mana Pools: canoeing, walking safaris, luxury tented camps - a World Heritage site with abundant game.
  • Matusadona: walking safaris, superb game any time of year - arguably the 2nd highest concentration of wild lions in Africa.
  • Chizarira: remote and unspoilt.
  • Walking Safaris: choose from tented bush camps/lodges,  portered walking safaris or wilderness trails.
  • Canoeing Safaris: Kariba-Chirundu-Mana-Chewore-Kanyemba: the Lower Zambezi River!
  • Houseboats and Cruisers: selection of seventeen to cater for all needs.
  • Hiking trails: small, personalised and unique.
  • Horse trails: half and full day within Kaburi Wilderness Area.
  • Mountain bike trails: follow elephant trails!
  • Fishing Safaris: Tiger Fish aplenty near Sinamawenda and on the Lower Zambezi River.
  • Birding Safaris: best during the summer austral months.
  • Sailing Safaris: sail with the elephants.
  • A host of one day safari options are also available as a taster or if you're short on time.

From Vic Falls

  • White water rafting: the wildest one-day white water run in the World.
  • Kayaking and canoeing: after this try something easy - like the Colorado!
  • River boarding: new on the Zambezi!
  • Bungi jumps: Shearwater says that unless you're sane there's nothing to it.
  • Aerial adventures: if you're into aircraft stacks and don't mind making a noise.

Accommodation (also see accommodation at Victoria Falls)

Lodges and Bush Camps

  • Sinyati West Camp - bordering the Sinyati - within Matusadona National Park.
  • Elephant Point Tented Camp - overlooking the Sibiliblio Lagoon.
  • Senkwe River Camp - remote - on the banks of Lake Kariba in the Chete Safari Area.
  • Kipling's - the new Luxury Lodge on the Ume River (Lake Kariba).
  • Matusadona Water Lodge - hidden in a secluded creek near Tashinga - Matusadona National Park.
  • Musango Safari Camp - the classic safari camps on the Ume River, Matusadona.
  • Chizarira Wilderness Lodge - remote - hanging over the cliffs in the Chizarira Hills.
  • Ruchomechi - voted best safari camp for three consecutive years - on the Lower Zambezi River.
  • Gache Gache Lodge - on the banks of the Gache Gache River - Lake Kariba.
  • Mana Pools camps through National Parks - book well in advance - have lots of patience when booking.
  • Imbalala Safari Camp - private concession near Vic Falls, bordering four countries.
  • Imba Matombo - a magnificent private home - overnight stop in Harare (our selection in Harare).
  • Induna Lodge - old fashioned, African hospitality - overnight stop in Bulawayo (our selection in Bulawayo).


  • Zimbabwe Suns from Kariba: Caribbea Bay, Lake View Inn, Bumi Hills, Fothergill, Chikwenya.
  • Kariba Breezes Hotel - two star family hotel (renovations in progress - watch this space).
  • Spurwing Island - "family" safari camp on the Lake.
  • Cutty Sark Hotel - two star family hotel in Kariba.
  • Zimbabwe Suns in Vic Falls: Elephant Hills, Makasa Sun, Victoria Falls Hotel.
  • The Rainbow Hotel - Vic Falls.
  • Sprayview Hotel - Vic Falls.

Self-cater accommodation

  • Kushinga - private camp based in Kariba, overlooking the Eastern Basin.
  • Tamarind Lodges - easy access, no fuss basic comforts, no high price tag.
  • Lokuthula Lodge - the only luxury self cater lodge in Vic Falls.
  • MOTH Camp - Private campsite in Andora Harbour, Kariba.
  • Mopane Bay - Municipal campsite, Kariba.
  • Kaburi HQ - 25km out of Kariba, basic camping site - low cost, usually lots of game!


  • Kariba Ferry - links Kariba with Milibizi or vice versa, lake ferry (22 hours) connecting you to Hwange and Vic Falls.

  • Local transfers - numerous - minibus, taxi, bus or bicycles.

  • Blue Arrow Coaches - reliable luxury coaches connecting Harare with Kariba and Vic Falls.

  • Air Zimbabwe - The National Carrier.

  • Zimbabwe Express Airlines - the reliable and competitive domestic airline.

  • United Air Services - for local air charters.

  • South African Airlines - connecting Europe via South Africa.

  • American Airlines - connecting the USA and Europe with South Africa.

  • British Airways - Gatwick to Harare. Get in touch with James Ewart of Grenadier Safaris.

  • Quantas - Sydney to Harare.

  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt to Harare.

  • KLM - Amsterdam to Harare.

  • For Air Tickets get in touch with Bob Fulkerson at the Adventure Connection.

Make contact with us at:

The Heights Centre, Kariba   -   PO Box 158, Kariba, Zimbabwe   -   Tel: +263 61 2532   -   Fax: +263 61 2291

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Speak to Trish, Chipo, Delene, Craig or John.

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Last update 11August 1997