Lake Kariba, Kariba

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#4 of 21 in Nature in Zimbabwe
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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Nestled along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Lake Kariba features several islands and a vibrant wildlife, including the indigenous tigerfish. This artificial lake was created together with the Kariba Dam in the early 1960s. The best way to explore the lake is to board one of the houseboats and spend the night on deck under the safety of a mosquito net. Watch eagles and cormorants patrolling along the shore and look out for an occasional herd of elephants. Plan your Lake Kariba visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kariba using our Kariba route builder.
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  • Spent three nights on Umbozha cruise boat on Lake Kariba.The boat was very well furnished,smart and comfortable.Loved our bedroom,spacious,comfy beds and plenty of lighting.Food was plentiful and... 
    Spent three nights on Umbozha cruise boat on Lake Kariba.The boat was very well furnished,smart and comfortable.Loved our bedroom,spacious,comfy beds and plenty of lighting.Food was plentiful and...  more »
  • If your looking for a non traditional Tourist location for International Travelers, Kariba. Love the Houseboat adventures and the Natural Beauty! 
    If your looking for a non traditional Tourist location for International Travelers, Kariba. Love the Houseboat adventures and the Natural Beauty!  more »
  • A truly beautiful part of the world. Quiet and serene, the lake is one of the most scenic I have seen. Our boat trip on it was a real highlight. Hippos, fishermen and petrified trees give the lake... 
    A truly beautiful part of the world. Quiet and serene, the lake is one of the most scenic I have seen. Our boat trip on it was a real highlight. Hippos, fishermen and petrified trees give the lake...  more »

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