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Currently listing 72 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa

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Golden Mariner

Golden Mariner

From 01 November 2015 to 30 November 2015
Details: November Special - $550 per night dry boat
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From 14 April 2015 to 30 November 2015
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March Special
From 01 February 2015 to 31 March 2015
Details: March only $650 per night fuel inclusive
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Southern Belle

Southern Belle

From 24 December 2015 to 26 December 2015
Details: Bookings now open for our 2 night Christmas Special on board the luxurious Southern Belle
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Conference with a Difference
From 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
Details: Team building at its best. Sovereign has a conference room that can accommodate up to 20 guests
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Special till November 2015
From 14 April 2015 to 30 November 2015
Details: Special of $580 per night dry boat or $740 wet boat
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Special Continues
From 01 February 2015 to 31 July 2015
Details: $330 per night Dry Boat
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The Royale

The Royale

New Boat on our Books
From 26 February 2015 to 31 December 2015
Details: New Boat offering fully inclusive rates, please enquire!
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Top Class Boat
From 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
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Super Discount Special
From 17 February 2015 to 30 June 2015
Details: Super Discount Rates of $480 per day dry rate on selected dates. Enquire
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About us

We specialise in providing custom houseboat safari holidays on Lake Kariba. We offer a complete service from booking, to catering, airport transfers to professional guides.

Whether you want an African safari with a difference or want to fish all day AND see wild game! ...We have a boat for you!

With a wide choice of Houseboats that sleep anything from 4 to 44 people, all with qualified captain & crew, you can be sure to find a houseboat that suits your needs.

Catch of the Month

Caught by:

Tiger Fish
Date Caught:
10.00kg (4.55 lbs)
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Guest Book

15 January 2013
Lady Rue

Maureen, Compliments of the New Year. I wanted to let you know about our wonderful experience onboard Lady Rue. We enjoyed the stay and the company of the crew, the boat was clean and the crew was beyond professional. They paid attention to every single detail and made the trip worthwhile

09 November 2012

Hi Maureen. I would like to say thank you for an amazing trip aboard Zambuka from the 20th to 25th of September. The trip exceeded all of our expectations in many ways and you can be sure that we’ll be back for more trips in the future. The staff were all extremely polite, friendly, accommodating and fully capable at their individual tasks. The menu to say the least was fantastic.

09 January 2012

Dear Mo, We are settled home after a wonderful 3 nights on the Sovereign. We had our whole family with us from New Zealand and UK and it was truly a memorable occasion. The boat was wonderful and the staff efficient and caring. A special mention must go to Jasper who was a considerable help to our son who is wheelchair-bound, recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Jasper assisted him for many hours of successful fishing.

18 November 2011

Greetings Maureen, To let you know we ALL had a fantastic trip on Karibeer, & will recommend this boat anytime. & Chuffed I booked it again for 3 weeks time. Crew was great & very pleasant/helpful, always keeping the boat nice & clean. Food was great & well prepared, Offias the cook did well for our vegitairian, ( braai steaks were unfortunately a bit tuff) Maureen please can I request catering again for the next trip – Fishermans Menu x 9 people & 14 blocks of ice please. ( earliest delivery if possible) Drinks I will sort out myself this time. I have spoken to Glynis who has said it’s ok for us to board earlier, & leave when the guys are sorted & ready. Also just to let you know, I will be bringing my own boat so will only require the “pontoon” tender this time. Thanks for your help much appreciated Kindest regards

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Quick Houseboat Comparison Table

Houseboat NameHull TypePassengersCabinsFuel IncludedAirconSwimming FacilitiesCost/nightStar Rating
African QueenPontoon124Splash Pool US$520.003 STAR RATING
AlisterCruiser103Splash Pool US$480.003 STAR RATING
Ambuya DambudzoPontoon03NonePOA3 STAR RATING
BaobabCruiser124- US$850.004 STAR RATING
BateleurPontoon123Jacuzzi pool US$760.003 STAR RATING
Big DaddyPontoon204Jacuzzi US$1000.005 STAR RATING
Bizzy LizzieCruiser81No US$350.003 STAR RATING
CarolinaCruiser83No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
ConquestCruiser81 US$350.003 STAR RATING
CorsaroCruiser83Jacuzzi US$1785.005 STAR RATING
Den MarynePontoon182Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
DombaCruiser83Splash Pool US$540.003 STAR RATING
DrifterPontoon164Splash Pool US$675.004 STAR RATING
DriftwoodCruiser83No swimming facilities US$350.003 STAR RATING
Dunhu RamamboPontoon00tbaPOA5 STAR RATING
EdenPontoon123Swimming cage US$450.003 STAR RATING
FreestatePontoon165Swimming Cage US$650.003 STAR RATING
Golden MarinerPontoon164Splash pool on top deckPOA4 STAR RATING
HarmonyCruiser124No swimming Facilities US$550.003 STAR RATING
IliosPontoon123Splash Pool US$440.003 STAR RATING
JessamineCruiser83No swimming facilities US$470.003 STAR RATING
KarabeziPontoon205Jacuzzi US$2125.005 STAR RATING
Kariba StarCruiser82No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
KaribeerPontoon143Splash Pool US$400.004 STAR RATING
Lady JacquelineCruiser154tbc US$500.003 STAR RATING
Lady MayCruiser124Jacuzzi US$900.005 STAR RATING
Lady RueCruiser83None US$450.003 STAR RATING
Liberty BellPontoon84Jacuzzi US$995.004 STAR RATING
Little MermaidPontoon41No swimming facilities US$320.003 STAR RATING
Lorna DCruiser103No swimming facilities US$590.004 STAR RATING
MakuluPontoon164Splash Pool US$675.003 STAR RATING
MalachitePontoon144Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
MANZIPontoon103Splash Pool US$43000.003 STAR RATING
MatusadonaPontoon03Swimming cagePOA4 STAR RATING
MeremaidPontoon06JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
MirabelCruiser123Jacuzzi US$900.004 STAR RATING
MirimbaCruiser124NonePOA4 STAR RATING
NyatiPontoon144Splash Pool US$500.003 STAR RATING
OB JoyfulPontoon04JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
OspreyPontoon2612Splash Pool US$900.003 STAR RATING
P-TENCruiser165Jacuzzi US$1300.005 STAR RATING
Par ExcellenceCruiser84Jacuzzi US$650.005 STAR RATING
PeregrinePontoon166Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
PhiladelphiaPontoon124Large Jacuzzi US$650.004 STAR RATING
PhillipaPontoon124Splash Pool US$460.003 STAR RATING
Power SailsCruiser103No swimming facilities US$750.003 STAR RATING
ProdataCruiser42None US$350.003 STAR RATING
Return to EdenPontoon186Splash Pool US$930.003 STAR RATING
Royal GameCruiser83No swimming facilities US$350.003 STAR RATING
Salon PriveCruiser104JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
Sheer MagicPontoon164Splash Pool US$725.003 STAR RATING
ShikraPontoon4010Splash Pool US$2650.003 STAR RATING
Silver FoxCruiser62None US$350.003 STAR RATING
Southern BellePontoon4422Splash PoolPOA5 STAR RATING
SovereignPontoon2010Splash Pool US$2000.005 STAR RATING
SundownerPontoon204Swimming pool on upper deck and cage on the back US$580.005 STAR RATING
TaipanPontoon103No swimming facilities US$350.003 STAR RATING
Take it AwayPontoon124Swimming cage US$675.003 STAR RATING
TantalikaPontoon124Splash Pool US$400.003 STAR RATING
TehillaPontoon124Swimming Cage US$330.003 STAR RATING
The RoyaleCruiser63NonePOA4 STAR RATING
This Is ItPontoon123Splash Pool US$580.003 STAR RATING
TitambereiCruiser82No swimming facilities US$350.003 STAR RATING
UmbozhaPontoon409Large pool US$3225.005 STAR RATING
UniquePontoon124Splash Pool US$910.005 STAR RATING
UtopiaCruiser124No swimming facilities US$650.003 STAR RATING
VikingCruiser82No swimming facilities US$450.003 STAR RATING
VundufulPontoon204Splash Pool US$550.004 STAR RATING
What a PleasurePontoon123Splash Pool US$450.003 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon5224Splash Pool US$5500.005 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon00tbcPOA5 STAR RATING
ZambukaPontoon164Splash Pool & Swimming Cage US$550.004 STAR RATING