Hiring a houseboat is a popular and tranquil way to experience Lake Kariba, as it offers accommodation, game viewing, fishing or simply the opportunity to unwind and relax in the splendour of the natural surroundings all in one. There are a plethora of houseboats available on the lake, ranging from family size vessels to floating hotels, which can accommodate any group size or budget. All come with a complement of experienced crew, the number of which is dependent on the size and luxury level of the boat. Houseboat safaris offer complete flexibility and can be self-catering or a cook and all meals can be included if required.

The Liberty Bell

An up-market, neat and tidy boat, the Liberty Bell comfortably sleeps eight and is beautifully furnished and well laid out. Two forward and two rear cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a central saloon area and a jacuzzi on the rear deck make up the living area. The galley and crew quarters are separate. The Liberty Bell also comes complete with two tender boats allowing guests to venture right up to the shoreline.

The Karabezi

The Karabezi is one of the largest pontoons on the lake and has five en-suite rooms. There is additional sleeping space on the first deck for a further eight people enabling combined space for 22. The boat features a large bar area, a jacuzzi, upper front deck, air-conditioning, two tender boats and four crew.

The Zambezi Trader

The Zambezi Trader is a luxury 3-deck passenger ship operating on Lake Kariba.  It can carry up to 150 passengers on a day trip or sleep 52 in the spacious, light and airy cabins. The sun deck at the front of the ship with its infinity pool is the perfect spot to catch a tan or sip a cocktail while cruising and soaking in the ever changing scenery and wildlife. Water based game viewing is also possible on one of the tender boats.

Facilities: 24 cabins / tea and coffee facilities / aircon / pool / restaurant / bar / TV room / 13 km from airport
Good For: honeymoons / couples / families / groups / fishing / game viewing

Kariba Houseboat Package

Take a journey on the Kariba Houseboat Package and experience 3 of your nine nights on the Lady Jacqueline. The Lady Jacqueline is a beautiful cruiser, fully equipped and furnished and has a superb location based in Binga on Lake Kariba.This luxury cruiser can accommodate a maximum of 10guests at one time and hosts a bar, dining area and Jacuzzi. The saloon is fully air-conditioned and consists of a DVD home theatre, television, CD player, reading material, games and much more.

Facilities: double cabins which/ shower/ toilet and hand basin)/ bunk twin cabins and bunk cabins with 2sets of bunk beds which have sharing bathrooms with a shower toilet and hand basin/Mattresses and mosquito nets can also be provided if you wish to sleep on the deck and view the amazing stars.

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