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Currently listing 84 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa
Houseboats on Lake Kariba

There are currently 67 houseboats listed.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Kariba Star

Kariba star is a well maintained and comfortable dolphin cruiser that caters comfortably for 6 guests in two twin cabins.The galley and dining area are combined on the lower deck with ample cold space and fully fitted kitchen. There is a comfortable shaded top deck area with seating and enough space for extra sleeping accommodation. 

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 6
Crew: 4

Peregrine

Peregrine is a basic but comfortable and spacious pontoon houseboat which caters for 16 people.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 26
Cabins: 12
Crew: 5

Osprey

Osprey has been designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining. All cabins are semi open plan with roll down canvas flaps and the top deck has a splash pool, bar area and spacious sun deck.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 10
Crew: 6

Shikra

The Shikra was christened after a bird of prey, a Goshawk. On board, The Shikra, 10 comfortable cabins await you, each with en-suite shower and WC. The boat has a generously proportioned lounge and dining area, offering panoramic views of the landscape beyond, coupled with stylish interiors. A staircase leads to the top deck, from where our captain sails the vessel. From here you have a bird’s eye view of the lake and its surrounds - this is a great place to relax on a day bed in the open air.
You may prefer to escape the heat of the midday sun with a dip in the pool or to kick back and relax on the sun loungers, all the while surrounded by endless views of stunning African scenes.

 

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Sheer Magic

Sheer Magic is a comfortable 60 ft. pontoon houseboat that can accommodate 16 passengers, 8 of which in 4 twin cabins. A further 8 passengers will be accommodated on the spacious upper deck

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Titamberei

Titamberei is a clean and comfortable air conditioned dolphin cruiser, ideal for smaller parties and couples. At 44 ft. the vessel can accommodate up to 8 guests; however it is recommended that numbers be limited to 6 for comfort

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Harmony

Harmony is a clean and comfortable 65 ft mono hull cruiser, offering accommodation for 8 guests in cabins and living space split between a covered lower deck and partially covered top deck.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Freestate

Freestate boasts 4 double cabins with 2 beds in each, 3 with their own basins.  The Wheelhouse has extra sleeping space for 4 people.  There are 2 showers and 2 toilets and an extra shower on the Bermuda deck.  The Top Deck has a seated dining area and comfortable bar.  This boat also has a Splash Pool.  The Kitchen has ample cold space and is fitted out with a gas stove.  There is 1 mini pontoon tender boat.  The crew have their own quarters.

 

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 1
Crew: 2

Conquest

New on our books, Conquest is a totally refurbished and neat Cruiser.  She can cater for 8 people, but 6 for comfort.  Our promotional price is $300 per night, dry boat.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 6
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Silver Fox

Silver Fox is a 52 ft Cruiser which caters for maximum 8 passengers but 6 for comfort.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 4
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Prodata

Neat, well maintained and small Dolphin Cruiser.  Ideal for the small family get away!

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 5
Crew: 2

Rendezvous

Rendezvous is a great pontoon houseboat for 12 people with 5 cabins.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 5
Crew: 3

Ponty

This lovely well maintained mid-range double decked pontoon syle houseboat will be available for hire from 1st January 2017 from Kariba.  The crew are fantastic and the boat is very spacious and considered child-friendly.

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FROM 400.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Cruiser
Passengers: 8
Cabins: 2
Crew: 2

Mbuya

Mbuya is a 54ft Cabin Cruiser who can accomodate 8 guests comfortably.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 0
Cabins: 0
Crew: 0

Announcement from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority

 

 

STATEMENT BY THE ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY ON THE STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 142 OF 2019: RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE (LEGAL TENDER) REGULATIONS, 2019

 

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority would like to assure all visitors to Zimbabwe that the recently promulgated Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Legal Tender) Regulations, 2019 will not negatively affect the travelling public, specifically foreign visitors. The regulations are meant for any transactions carried out within Zimbabwe, where it is now illegal to use foreign in hard cash. The legal tender shall be the Zimbabwe Dollar in both cash and electronic format.

 

Any freely convertible foreign currencies remain acceptable in Zimbabwe as follows:

 

1.  Credit Cards are readily acceptable everywhere in Zimbabwe where the relevant arrangements have been made with the International Credit Card Companies such as VISA, MASTERCARD and others issued by different banks in the countries of origin of the travellers. Visitors are required to make the necessary arrangements with their banks before embarking on travel and when in the destination they need to look out for the logos of their respective credit cards. Please note that terms and conditions of the respective credit cards will apply and transactions are subject to the limits given by the banks. Service provider do have international credit card enable Point-of-Sale (POS) Machines.

 

2.  Visitors may also withdraw local cash from international credit card enabled Automated Teller Machines (ATM’s) of the different banks. These

 

will be clearly marked international and will have the logos of the accepted credit card companies.

 

3.  Foreign cash may be exchanged at the bank, bureau-de-change or any other authorised foreign currency dealers at the prevailing bank rates. Visitors may then use the so acquired local currency to transact. Visitors are however encouraged to use plastic money and only exchange amounts of money in cash that they anticipate to use. However, visitors may convert their money back to their foreign currency subject to prevailing terms and conditions. This may include proof in the prescribed format that one changed money upon their arrival.

 

4.  Online payments and telegraphic transfers remain acceptable forms of payment in Zimbabwe

 

5.  Visa fees where applicable are payable in foreign currency and may be paid in cash at any port of entry. The Government of Zimbabwe has an e-visa system and intending travellers may apply and pay for their visas online.

 

6.  Tipping is not a commercial transaction and hence visitors are at liberty to tip the way they want. It becomes incumbent upon the recipient to ensure adherence to the foreign exchange regulations.

 

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has it from authoritative sources that reports circulating in certain sections of the social media purporting that police are authorised to stop and search people for foreign currency are untrue and should be dismissed with the contempt they deserve.

For any further information and/or clarifications and in cases of problems please contact the Head Corporate Affairs on +263 71 844 9067 and e-mail koti@ztazim.co.zw or any of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority offices.

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Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 0
Cabins: 0
Crew: 0

MACK AIR


 
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE _______________________________________________________________________________________
 
4th July 2019 Harare, Zimbabwe
 
Air Zimbabwe and Mack Air announce launch of “FLAME LILY HOPPA” service
 
Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe signed an Agreement for the launch of the “Flame Lily Hoppa” domestic and regional air service in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 4th of July 2019.
 
The agreement outlines an integrated and synergistic operational and commercial partnership between the two airlines. This agreement includes the imminent launch of daily domestic scheduled air services between Victoria Falls, Harare and the major tourist destinations including Hwange, Kariba and Chiredzi. Additionally, the agreement includes services to camps and lodges within the environs of these major tourism hubs; on an anticipated per seat basis to service the lodge and camp clientele and drive additional tourism growth in these critical areas.
 
The Agreement also includes the launch of daily regional scheduled air services between Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. These flights will initially focus on leveraging the historic tourism links between Zimbabwe and Botswana, obvious geographic positioning and thereby ensuring the inauguration of additional tourism circuit products, by operators and using a platform of integrated flights, services and links provided on the Flame Lily Hoppa.
 
Flights will be operated using a blend of brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX operated by Mack Air and Embraer 145 jet aircraft from Air Zimbabwe.
 
Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe have also committed to supporting and spearheading the upgrade of both Kariba and Hwange Airports, alongside and in co-operation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and additional key stakeholders; in order to ensure the complete suitability of facilities for the region becoming a world class safari and recreational destination.
 
Engagement has been initiated with the International, Regional and Domestic Tourism Industry in order to ensure that all stakeholder interests are efficiently and effectively serviced. Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks as these discussions further mature and crystallise.
 
About Air Zimbabwe Air Zimbabwe is the national carrier of Zimbabwe and has recently received delivery of its’ first Embraer 145 aircraft. This aircraft was acquired in order to support additional tourism arrivals in Zimbabwe and the subsequent launch of the Flame Lily Hoppa Service. Air Zimbabwe has been working tirelessly at restructuring operations in order to provide operating platform required to support the significant investment that has taken place in Zimbabwe during the course of the past twenty-four (24) months.
 
About Mack Air Mack Air is an independent, privately owned company that has been operating within the popular Okavango, Kalahari and surrounding tourism areas for the past twenty-five (25) years - almost exclusively servicing the tourist industry. Mack Air operates a fleet of in excess of twenty-four (24) aircraft and have in the past eighteen (18) months acquired seventeen (17) brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft as well as a Citation M2 Jet to support additional operations within the region.

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Star Rating: 2 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 25
Cabins: 0
Crew: 1

25 Seater Bus

New 25 Seater Bus added to our fleet, now available for all transfer needs.

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Quick Houseboat Comparison Table

Houseboat NameHull TypePassengersCabinsFuel IncludedAirconSwimming FacilitiesCost/nightStar Rating
25 Seater BusPontoon250NAPOA2 STAR RATING
African QueenPontoon124Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
AlisterCruiser103Splash Pool US$480.003 STAR RATING
Ambuya DambudzoPontoon03NonePOA3 STAR RATING
Announcement from Zimbabwe Tourism AuthorityPontoon00NonePOA3 STAR RATING
BaobabCruiser124PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
BateleurPontoon123Jacuzzi pool US$760.003 STAR RATING
Big DaddyPontoon205JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Bizzy LizzieCruiser81NoPOA3 STAR RATING
CarolinaCruiser83No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
ConquestCruiser81POA3 STAR RATING
CorsaroCruiser83JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Den MarynePontoon182Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
DombaCruiser83Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
DrifterPontoon164Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
DriftwoodCruiser83No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
EdenPontoon123Swimming cage US$450.003 STAR RATING
FreestatePontoon164Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Golden MarinerPontoon164Splash pool on top deckPOA4 STAR RATING
HarmonyCruiser124No swimming FacilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
IliosPontoon123Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
JessamineCruiser83No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
KarabeziPontoon155JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Kariba HouseboatsPontoon00tbaPOA4 STAR RATING
Kariba StarCruiser82No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
KaribeerPontoon143Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
Lady JacquelineCruiser154tbcPOA3 STAR RATING
Lady MayCruiser84JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Lady RueCruiser83NonePOA3 STAR RATING
Liberty BellPontoon84Jacuzzi US$995.004 STAR RATING
Little MermaidPontoon41No swimming facilities US$320.003 STAR RATING
Lorna DCruiser103No swimming facilitiesPOA4 STAR RATING
MACK AIRPontoon00NonePOA3 STAR RATING
MakuluPontoon164Splash Pool US$675.003 STAR RATING
MalachitePontoon144Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
MANZIPontoon103Splash Pool US$43000.003 STAR RATING
MatusadonaCruiser63JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
MbuyaCruiser82POA3 STAR RATING
MbuyaCruiser82None US$400.003 STAR RATING
MeremaidPontoon126JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
MirabelCruiser123JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
MirimbaCruiser124NonePOA4 STAR RATING
MtepatepaPontoon123JacuzziPOA3 STAR RATING
NyatiPontoon144Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
OB JoyfulPontoon124Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
OspreyPontoon2612Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
P TenCruiser200NAPOA5 STAR RATING
P-TENCruiser165JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
Par ExcellenceCruiser84JacuzziPOA5 STAR RATING
PeregrinePontoon166Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
PeregrinePontoon166Splash Pool US$500.003 STAR RATING
PhiladelphiaPontoon124Large Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
PhillipaPontoon124Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
PontyPontoon145Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Power SailsCruiser103No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
ProdataCruiser42NonePOA3 STAR RATING
RendezvousPontoon125Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Return to EdenPontoon166Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
Royal GameCruiser83No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
SahwiraPontoon2613Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
Salon PriveCruiser104JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
Sheer MagicPontoon164Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
ShikraPontoon2010Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Silver FoxCruiser62NonePOA3 STAR RATING
Southern BellePontoon4422Splash PoolPOA5 STAR RATING
SovereignPontoon2010Splash PoolPOA5 STAR RATING
SundownerPontoon164Swimming pool on upper deck and cage on the backPOA5 STAR RATING
TaipanPontoon103Blow Up Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Take it AwayPontoon124Swimming cage US$675.003 STAR RATING
TantalikaPontoon124Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
TehillaPontoon124Swimming CagePOA3 STAR RATING
The RoyaleCruiser63NonePOA4 STAR RATING
This Is ItPontoon126Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
TitambereiCruiser82No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
UmbozhaPontoon289Large poolPOA5 STAR RATING
UniquePontoon124Splash Pool US$1150.005 STAR RATING
UtopiaCruiser124No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
VikingCruiser82No swimming facilitiesPOA3 STAR RATING
VundufulPontoon204Splash PoolPOA4 STAR RATING
What a PleasurePontoon123Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Zambezi Cruise & SafariPontoon00tbaPOA5 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon5224Splash PoolPOA5 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon00tbcPOA5 STAR RATING
ZambukaPontoon164Splash Pool & Swimming CagePOA4 STAR RATING