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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa

Sitting atop a hill commanding magnificent Lake Kariba vistas, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is the ultimate "rest and relaxation" retreat.  With its African-safari air of indulgence, Bumi's new levels of superior comfort include 20 lake-facing rooms, a stunning infinity pool, a lake-facing spa, an al-fresco dining deck, an air-conditioned conference room for 40 and a state-of-the-art executive boardroom.

The Bumi area is a thrilling location for scenic and wildlife photography.  The lodge stretches out towards the lake, where elephant and buffalo graze on the shoreline below with zebra, waterbuck and impala. In Matusadona National Park nearby, one might spot black rhino, shy leopard or lion on the prowl as well as hundreds of species of birds.  
 
Activities on offer include game-viewing,  sunset cruises, sailing and the chance to challenge the lake's fierce fighting tigerfish.  The lodge has a spa offering hot stone massages, a sauna, a private plunge pool and health bar - all with strolling elephants and soaring fish eagles in your view!   Cultural encounters can be arranged in and neighbouring villages for insight into the rich, ancient culture of the Tonga people.

The lodge is accessible via air charter into the Bumi Hills airstrip or by Bumi's 18-seater transfer boat from Kariba (journey approx 1.5 hours).

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge runs an Anti-Poaching Unit (BHAPU) which as established in July 2009.  This works closely with Nyami-Nyami Rural District Council Wildlife Section and The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority to protect and conserve all forms of fauna and flora in the Bumi Hills Wildlife Area and beyond.  Visit their Facebook page at this link:  BHAPU

Linked news stories on WildZambezi.com:

Elephant rescue at Bumi Hills (July 2013)

Bumi Celebrates!  (Aug 2011)

Bumi Hills: A Triumphant Come-back  (Dec 2009)  

WEB: www.bumihills.com
EMAIL: centralres@bumihills.com
TEL: +263 4 307082/4 (working hours)
MOBILE: (After hours) +263 772 135664 or +263 772 135665
SKYPE: reservations.bumi

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Resorts

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Caribbea Bay Resort

Located in the resort town of Kariba, home to Africa's 3rd largest man-made lake; this 83 bed-roomed resort is the ideal base from which to explore a unique part of Zimbabwe, or just enjoy a sun-filled holiday in relaxed comfort.

The hotel is built in distinct Sardinian architecture, and deliberately fashioned with a Mediterranean coastal ambience. Caribbea Bay Resort allows you the magical experience of watching the sunset over Lake Kariba, a sight acclaimed and renowned by many a visitor.   

Enjoy an informal and sumptuous meal in the Terrace Restaurant which overlooks the lake.

The resort can cater for conferences of up to 150 delegates, with presentation facilities that include a PA system, projector, screen, pointer and podium.

Caribbea is located 15km from the local airport, and 3km from the Kariba dam wall which borders Zimbabwe and Zambia.
It is an easy 4 hour drive from the capital city Harare, through the scenic Kariba Recreational Park. 

The resort can organize activities including: Boat Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Game drives, Game walks, Village Tours, Kariba dam tours, Canoe safaris, Fishing and House boat hire, as well as day trips to the Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks.

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Email: reservations@cbr.africansun.co.zw; hacro@africansun.co.zw
Web: www.africansunhotels.com

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Lokuthula Lodges (Africa Albida Tourism)

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort, Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Lokuthula Lodges 
Lokuthula Lodges are the highest quality and best located self-catering units in all of the Victoria Falls area. Set in a natural bush environment at the edge of the  Zambezi National Park and just 4 kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls, these rustic thatched time-share lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy and are an RCI* Gold Crown Resort (*Resort Condominium International), ranking the resort in the top 5% of 3,000 RCI resorts worldwide. 

The 2 and3-bedroomed lodges sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and are popular with families and groups as an affordable yet high quality accommodation option in Victoria Falls. The award-winning Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant are located on the same resort complex.  

A bed and breakfast option is also available at Lokuthula Lodges. The bed & breakfast units are furnished in a similar style to the rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with breakfast being served at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (located in the central block of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge).  

Facilities at Lokuthula include a residents’ lounge with satellite TV, pool and children’s pool, children’s playground, trampoline and volleyball court.  All lodges are split-level and open-fronted (with blinds) and have fans, direct dial telephones and wonderful views of the surrounding bush area. A nearby waterhole facilitates free movement of wildlife between the national park and the lodges, placing guests in harmony with nature.

Guests staying at Lokuthula have access to facilities at the adjacent Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, including restaurant, bar, internet lounge, activities desk and complimentary coach shuttle service to the town centre and the Victoria Falls Rainforest.

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Email: resweb@saflodge.co.zw
Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Mlibizi/Msuna/Sidinda Accommodation

The little village of Mlibizi is the terminus for the passenger and vehicle ferry that plies Lake Kariba.  Link to Kariba from here on a 22-hour overnight journey on Kariba Ferries

The ferry departs at 9.00a.m. and passengers need to embark an hour before this.  It is usually convenient to stay overnight in Mlibizi before catching the ferry to Kariba. 

Mlibizi Resort is conveniently situated right next to the ferry terminus with a variety of basic, self-catering chalets, a campsite and pontoon boats for hire.

Various other privately-owned lodges, self-catering options and houseboats are available.  Recommended is Manzini Lodge.

Upstream from Mlibizi, within the Zambezi River itself, is Msuna Island, where a number of attractive fishing lodges are available on a self-catering basis, including Umfula, Jacana and Ndabiri Lodges.  

Even further upstream from Msuna Island on the downstream end of the Batoka Gorge some 80 kms below Victoria Falls, is Sidinda - a remote fishing location with an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
 
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club & Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Africa Albida Tourism is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Set majestically high on a plateau that forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, this westward facing lodge is just four kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls.

Enjoying uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and with game sightings all year round at its on-site waterhole, the lodge is ideally positioned to offer the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.  It is an ideal base for the Victoria Falls Rainforest itself and the many nearby attractions, offering guests a complimentary shuttle service to one of the true natural wonders of the world. 

All rooms and suites boast the highest level of sophistication and comfort and each has its own balcony overlooking the national park, whilst most look onto the natural waterhole which provides excellent game and bird viewing opportunities throughout the day.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a proud Zimbabwean icon, boasts two of the country’s top restaurants, The Boma - Place of Eating and the a la carte MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. 

Victoria Falls Safari Club 

The most exclusive address in town, The Victoria Falls Safari Club blends African history and the enchanting power of nature with exotic modern comforts to bring an atmosphere of exclusive African distinctiveness.  Located within the magnificent grounds of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, this luxurious accommodation offering comes complete with uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.

The VIP premium experience at Victoria Falls Safari Club includes rooms that are twice as large as the current rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with the modern, more-open design giving a sense of abundant space. The exclusive Club ethos is reflected in such features as butler service, private check-in and check-out and a “feel-good” multi-functional area that includes a bar, lounge and terrace. 

Opened in August 2012 this lavish private facility comprises 4 superior suites and 16 club rooms.

Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Set in a natural bush environment, adjacent to Zambezi National Park, are 6 modern Safari Suites, just 4 kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls itself. 

Adding an inspired variety of rooms to the flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, each Safari Suite is fully air-conditioned, boasting a Master Gallery Bedroom upstairs that affords a superb vista over un-spoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.  The Safari Suites come in 3-bedroom and 
2-bedroom options - all of which are en-suite - with a spacious lounge and a splendid patio.

The Safari Suites are an exciting addition to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (winners of the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents Award for Best Safari Lodge for 18 consecutive years), and are ideal for families and small close–knit groups who seek stylish comfort, flexibility, privacy and space. 


 

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Email: resweb@saflodge.co.zw
Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Hotels

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Cutty Sark Hotel

Situated in a wildlife area on the shores of Lake Kariba, Cutty Sark Hotel offers spectacular views of the lake, islands, and Matusadona Mountains.
 
The hotel is set in extensive, lush, tropical gardens and offers a swimming pool, TV on the terrace, tennis court, pool table, darts and children's playground as well as an internet cafe.

Accommodation consists of : Honeymoon Suites, Family rooms, Deluxe & Standard Rooms which are en-suite, air conditioned and lake facing.

Cutty Sark is a popular wedding venue, with its ideal location and spacious lawns leading down to the lakeshore making the perfect setting for large gatherings.

The hotel also hosts conferences, offering air-conditioned facilities - a boardroom for 20, or a larger conference room which can seat 250 - 300 guests "theatre-style".  

Access to the hotel is by road, air or lake. The Hotel is situated close to Kariba airport.

 

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Email: info@cuttysark.co.zw; reservations@cuttysarkhotel.com
Web: www.cuttysarkhotel.com

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club & Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Africa Albida Tourism is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Set majestically high on a plateau that forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, this westward facing lodge is just four kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls.

Enjoying uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and with game sightings all year round at its on-site waterhole, the lodge is ideally positioned to offer the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.  It is an ideal base for the Victoria Falls Rainforest itself and the many nearby attractions, offering guests a complimentary shuttle service to one of the true natural wonders of the world. 

All rooms and suites boast the highest level of sophistication and comfort and each has its own balcony overlooking the national park, whilst most look onto the natural waterhole which provides excellent game and bird viewing opportunities throughout the day.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a proud Zimbabwean icon, boasts two of the country’s top restaurants, The Boma - Place of Eating and the a la carte MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. 

Victoria Falls Safari Club 

The most exclusive address in town, The Victoria Falls Safari Club blends African history and the enchanting power of nature with exotic modern comforts to bring an atmosphere of exclusive African distinctiveness.  Located within the magnificent grounds of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, this luxurious accommodation offering comes complete with uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.

The VIP premium experience at Victoria Falls Safari Club includes rooms that are twice as large as the current rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with the modern, more-open design giving a sense of abundant space. The exclusive Club ethos is reflected in such features as butler service, private check-in and check-out and a “feel-good” multi-functional area that includes a bar, lounge and terrace. 

Opened in August 2012 this lavish private facility comprises 4 superior suites and 16 club rooms.

Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Set in a natural bush environment, adjacent to Zambezi National Park, are 6 modern Safari Suites, just 4 kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls itself. 

Adding an inspired variety of rooms to the flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, each Safari Suite is fully air-conditioned, boasting a Master Gallery Bedroom upstairs that affords a superb vista over un-spoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.  The Safari Suites come in 3-bedroom and 
2-bedroom options - all of which are en-suite - with a spacious lounge and a splendid patio.

The Safari Suites are an exciting addition to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (winners of the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents Award for Best Safari Lodge for 18 consecutive years), and are ideal for families and small close–knit groups who seek stylish comfort, flexibility, privacy and space. 


 

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Email: resweb@saflodge.co.zw
Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Chinhoyi

Town en route to Kariba/Chirundu/Mana Pools.  115 kms from Harare, 425 kms from Bulawayo.

Fuel, supermarkets, ice, fishing worms, Chinhoyi Caves - National Park property (limestone caves with deep blue underground pool)

Accommodation options: 

Chinhoyi Caves Hotel:  A few kms outside Chinhoyi town towards Chirundu.  Basic but clean and comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, restaurant, bar. E-mail: gmusimwa@gmail.com Tel: +263 67 27779 or Cell: +263 772 658558 

Orange Grove Motel:  Just outside Chinhoyi town towards Chirundu.  Basic but clean and comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, restaurant, bar.   Motel Mobile:  +263 772 695426  or +263 782 004126   E-mail: marketing@orangegrove.co.zw

Chinhoyi Caves National Park campsite: basic camping facilities next to main road and caves.  Contact: bookings@zimparks.co.zw 

Chinhoyi University of Technology Hotel:  accommodation and conference facilities available.  Contact hotel@cut.ac.zw  or cuthotel@gmail.com  





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Karoi

Town en route to Kariba/Chirundu/Mana Pools. 203 kms from Harare; 513 kms from Bulawayo.

Fuel, supermarkets, ice, fishing worms.

Twin River Inn Hotel: just outside town towards Chirundu.  Basic motel-style accommodation.  Restaurant.  Bar.  E-mail: twinriverinn@gmail.com Tel: +263 64 6845 or 8229 or 8237   Fax: +263 64 8214    Cell: +263 772 632469

 

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Makuti Travel Lodge

Small motel-like hotel at turn-off to Kariba on main Harare-Chirundu road.  Restaurant & pub.

NOTE:  the fuel station is currently CLOSED!

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Email: makutih@hotmail.com

 

Zambezi Valley Hotel

Hotel in Kariba with upmarket and African bars, recreational gardens.  

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Email: jamesgumpo@gmail.com

Safari Lodges

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Chikwenya Safari Lodge

Chikwenya Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, at its confluence with the Sapi River. The Chikwenya lease area is a private concession of 12 000 acres, situated on the east boundary of the Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.

Designed to complement its wild surroundings, the lodge offers luxury accommodation in en-suite chalets, with air conditioning, each with its own private verandah and an outside bath and shower area.

The main lodge offers an outside bar, swimming pool with viewing deck and dining and lounge area.

Activities include fishing, game drives, game cruises and walking.

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Email: reservations@chikwenyasafaris.com
Web: www.chikwenyasafaris.com

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Dunhu Ramambo & Umbohza Houseboats - The Chief's Collection

Dunhu Ramambo - The Chief's Collection is the name given to a group of Zimbabwe's most prestigious safari options - Umbozha Houseboats on Lake Kariba.  

These houseboats are owned by Dunhu Ramambo, the Chief’s Collection along with 3 lodges, Pamuzinda, Chengeta and Shumba situated in Selous about 80kms south-west of Harare.

Umbohza   This large boat which has cabin-space for 28 people in cabins (34 max) is the flagship of this fleet.  Newly completed, it has been  fitted to the highest standards of luxury, with 5 x family cabins (each with a double bed & 2 bunk beds); 2 x twin bedded cabins and 2 master suites with queen-size beds.   All rooms are air-conditioned.  There is a large, central lounge/bar/dining area with a flat-screen TV and two outside deck areas, a pool and an upper deck.  There are two tender boats and four crew members.

The Karabezi is one of the largest pontoons on Kariba.  Facilities include 5 rooms en suite, sleeping up to 20 people comfortably, two family / executive suites, a large bar area and TV lounge and a Jacuzzi.  There are two tender boats and four crew members.

The Liberty Bell is a smart steel Catamaran that is beautifully furnished and practically fitted out.  This vessel can sleep eight guests in two front cabins with double beds and two rear cabins with single beds.  There is a sun deck, Jacuzzi and air conditioned main area.

Take it Away is a large, pontoon-style boat, sleeping eight guests in four double cabins, with space to sleep four more people on the expansive upper deck.  She is currently undergoing refurbishment to match the same standards as the other boats in the fleet.

Another pontoon houseboat Shikra (up to 40 pax) is currently being refurbished.

These housboats are owned by Chengeta Safari Lodge an exclusive 16- roomed safari hideaway situated on a 7800-acre wildlife sanctuary near the town of Selous some 80 kms south-west of Harare.  Situated at the foot of a granite kopje, admist indigenous trees and a tropical landscaped garden, this makes an excellent stop-over for self-drive visitors from South Africa who do not wish to stop in Harare.   

Similarly, Pamuzinda Safari Lodge, run by the same company, boasts 12 individual lodges that look out onto lush riverine woodland overlooking the Serui River some 8 kms from Selous on the Ngezi Mine Road.

For more information about Shumba Guest Lodge, follow our website link.

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Email: reservations@dunhuramambo.com
Web: www.dunhuramambo.com

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Gache Gache Lodge

Gache Gache Lodge, Kariba - Photographic, Game Viewing & Fishing.  Gache Gache Lodge is situated across Lake Kariba on the Gache Gache River. The open-sided main building houses the dining room, bar, and bar lounge, all with panoramic views of the Lake. 

Accommodation consists of 10 ethnic chalets, each with en-suite facilities, and stunning views of the Lake. Activities include: Fishing, Game Drives, GameViewing by Boat, Sundowner Cruises, Bird Watching and Game Walks. 

NEW!  The Lodge now offers camping facilites and ablutions for self-drivers, who can either self-cater or have meals/drinks at the lodge.  Activities can be arranged.

Come and immerse yourself in the pleasures of Lake Kariba, surrounded by big game, a variety of bird life and magnificent sunsets. Gache Gache Lodge offers a true wilderness experience - The Real Africa!

Gache Gache lodge runs a hard-working anti-poaching team in partnership with the local community and National Parks, which has been successfully protecting both the fishing in the Gache Gache river and the wildlife in the area since its inception in 2010.  They are constantly in need of help to fund this.   Follow their anti-poaching activities on their Facebook Page: Environment Protection Services

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Email: gachegachereservations@gmail.com; info@chapungusafaris.co.zw
Web: www.gachegachelodge.com

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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. 

Located 80 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane.

Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 acre concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population.

ACCOMMODATION
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodation for only 18 guests in 8 individual thatch lodges with en-suite facilities. Each lodge is uniquely decorated and beautifully positioned with spacious verandas opening onto sweeping views of the Zambezi River. Imbabala has one family lodge, (Sleeps 4), four double and three twin-bedded lodges. All doubles can be converted to twins on request and vice versa.

ACTIVITIES
Experienced guides are on hand for all activities. These centre around tracking game on morning, afternoon and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles on the Imbabala Private Concession Area. 
Exploring the Zambezi River by boat affords guests an exclusive river experience.
Bird-watching is exceptional, as birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging from water birds to shy forest dwellers.
Walking Safaris and fishing excursions for the renowned Tiger Fish, are available by prior arrangement. 
For guests spending a longer time with us at Imbabala, day trips to Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park are available; additional charges are applicable for all non-scheduled activities.

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Email: shane@wildhorizons.co.zw
Web: www.wildhorizons.co.za

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Jecha Point Fishing Lodge

At Jecha Point Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, downstream from the border town of Chirundu, we offer exclusive, wild, yet accessible accommodation which is clean and comfortable and set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

The lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in thatched chalets all with en-suite bathroom facilities and fans.  Four chalets sleep two guests each and our family chalet sleeps four adults.  Laundry is done on a daily basis.  Fully catered and semi-self catered options are available.

Jecha Point specializes in offering professional guiding to fly fishing enthusiasts focused on the mighty tiger fish and other exciting species.  We also also cater for conventional fisherman. 

We also offer photographic excursions (day trips) to Mana Pools, birding safaris, game walks, game viewing from an elevated platform and photographic boat cruises.

Our facilities are ideal as a quaint venue for small conferences and weddings and we offer personalised wedding planning and catering.

Guests visiting Jecha can expect to see wild elephants frequenting the camp on a daily basis, especially when the Acacia and Torchwood trees are in fruit.   The lodge is far enough away from Chirundu to have plenty of other game animals visiting the camp surrounds during the day and at night.  These can all be viewed safely from our elevated platform, which can seat up to 12 guests.

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Email: info@jechapoint.com
Web: www.jechapoint.com

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Kavinga Safari Camp

Kavinga Safari Camp is a brand new tourism facility, situated in a private concession area, in the southern part of Mana Pools National Park, approximately  one kilometre upstream of the confluence of the Ruckomechi and Chiwuye rivers.  The camp is set on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Ruckomechi riverbed and is set against the extraordinary backdrop of the Zambezi Escarpment mountains. 

Currently under construction, this new camp will consist of five comfortable raised lodges, built on the edge of the cliff,  facing east,  with a view of the rising sun above the magnificent Zambezi Valley floor.   Each lodge has been designed with an emphasis on privacy and will be surrounded by insect repellent gauze allowing the air to circulate contributing to maximum coolness.    Inside will be two comfortable beds in flexible arrangements to cater for everyone’s needs, and en-suite bathroom facilities.   A verandah  approximately two metres in length,  will fall in line with the edge of the cliff, in front of each lodge, giving a feeling of infinite space.   

The central dining and lounge area will have a deck protruding approximately 5 metres out from the cliff edge, providing a magnificent view across the dry riverbed and to the pan below.

Approximately nine kilometres from the lodge is the renowned Chitake Spring, which has a legendary reputation for superb  game viewing and predators. Herds of buffalo that drink at the Chitake Spring through the dryer months are frequent visitors to the area, as they traverse the Valley in search of grazing.  Most evenings, herds of elephant gather in the riverbed providing a wonderful  wildlife spectacle and shyer species, like leopard, visit the pan right below the camp under the cover of darkness. 
 
Our professional guides have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge about the movements of the various species in the area.  This has enabled them to pinpoint specific vantage points and position carefully-disguised hides to allow incredible photographic opportunities so that guests can capture those sought-after once-in-a-lifetime shots.   

If it's adventure you seek, be it walking, tracking, exploring the hills and river systems, studying the birds or just relaxing in camp taking in the view, Kavinga Safari Camp will offer you that “Unique Experience in an Untouched Wilderness”.

Access to the camp is either by air or road. The area has its own airstrip, situated approximately five kilometres from the camp, so one can enjoy a game drive whilst en route to the lodge.

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Email: bookings@kavingasafaricamp.com
Web: www.kavingasafaricamp.com

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Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp, Lake Kariba: The home away from home experience, in a wildlife rich environment. Enjoy the largest selection of activities available in the Country. Capture the essence and ambiance that wild Kariba is so famous for: breath taking scenery, unforgettable photographic opportunities, wildlife experiences second to none, involvement in wildlife research projects, unbeatable fishing opportunities, specialist birding trips with nearly 400 species recorded! Dinosaur fossil sites and early Stone Age tool quarries.
 
Experience the beauty and tranquility of the diverse wildlife from up close in boats, pontoons, canoes, driving or walks.
 
Your guide and host, Steve Edwards, has over 35 years wildlife experience and guarantees you a perfect and enjoyable wildlife adventure!

Easily accessible now via charter flights into Bumi Hills airstrip, or lake transfers by speedboat from Kariba.

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Email: musango@microlink.zm
Web: www.musangosafaricamp.com

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Rhino Safari Camp

An old fashioned bush camp. Luxury rustic, owner managed, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, within the unspoilt wilderness of the Matusadona National Park. No fences - just pure nature.

Enjoy a highly personalised photographic safari experience, guided walks, game drives and evening cruises on the lake. Fishing, birding and superb relaxation, close to nature.

Accommodation is in thatched stilted platforms with en suite facilities, and solar lighting at night.  Freshly prepared homestyle meals, in the double-storey wooden dining/living/bar area.  A small, rustic, splash pool for relief in the heat of summer. 
 
Close encounters with the Big Five and tracking the endangered black rhino, stargazing, dinner beneath the stars. Enjoy a memorable and magical safari with us. We look forward to welcoming you to this stunningly beautiful area.

The camp is accessible via charter flights into Bumi Hills or Rokari airstrips, (with a short boat transfer across to the camp) or by speedboat transfer from Kariba (one and a half hours, weather permitting).

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Email: rhino.safari.camp@mail.com; rhinosaf@mweb.co.zw
Web: www.rhinosafaricamp.com

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Sijarira Fishing Camp

Sijaria Fishing Camp is situated on the southern shores of Lake Kariba about 20 kms east of Binga (Locstat:  South: 17 30 37; East: 27 29 41 )


It is a convenient and comfortable location for visitors to Victoria Falls to experience a few days' tigerfishing on the lake, and for 4x4 self-drivers to stopover along the long southern route linking Victoria  Falls with Kariba town.

The camp consists of beautiful, stilted, waterfront chalets with stunning views of the lake and spectacular sunsets.  There is an elegant dining-bar area, lake shore braai (barbeque) , fire pit and a pool overlooking the lake to cool off in the heat of the day, after battling with the famous tigerfish.   

Visitors can choose between self-catering or full board accommodation.  The cuisine is locally inspired and prepared to the highest standards by a talented chef who has been with the company for over decade. 

Camping facilities are available and boats may be hired for fishing or game viewing.

Hippos commonly visit the camp and can be heard munching around the chalets nightly, along with the other sounds of the night. 

Access is by air charter to a nearby airstrip, or in a 4x4 vehicle. The access road to Sijarira branches off from the "main" Hwange-Karoi gravel road about about halfway between the Binga and Chizarira turnoffs (Locstat South: 17 37 28; East: 27 36 19), and reaches the lake after a distance of approximately 25 kms.    

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Email: wayned@zol.co.zw
Web: www.jimbasafaris.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
 
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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Tafika & Shamashanga, Zambezi

Tafika and Shamashanga are luxury fishing camps on the Zambezi River in the Sapi Safari Area downstream from Mana Pools. 

Tafika accommodates up to 14 guests in 7 luxury brick-under-thatch chalets with twin beds, overhead fans, a stylish en-suite bathroom, and a breathtaking view of the Zambezi River from where you can enjoy the sun setting over the Zambian hills.

Shamashanga, a little upstream of Tafika, accommodates up to 16 guests in 8 large, luxury twin-bed East African style tents with en suite bathrooms. 

In both camps, a main lodge incorporates the dining room, bar, lounge and patio area with an open fire pit and a small plunge pool which provides welcome relief during the heat of the day.
 
Both lodges offer fully catered facilities inclusive of refreshments, boats and equipment, and 50 litres of fuel per day. A team of professional river guides is there to help you find the best fishing or game viewing spots, prepare your fishing equipment and provide refreshments and light meals.

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Email: marketing@tafika.com
Web: www.tafika.com

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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, upstream from the Victoria Falls, the luxury tented Victoria Falls River Lodge is a pioneer in many ways.

As the first privately owned lodge to be situated in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwean side), Victoria Falls River Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls as it combines the African Safari experience with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the spray of which can be seen in the distance! 

The combination of exceptional wildlife viewing, fine dining, personal service, luxurious accommodation, an abundance of nearby adrenaline (and other) activities and several historical attractions ensures an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again.

Accommodation consists of 7 large, luxurious double or twin canvas-under-thatch suites (two have an extra bedroom for two children) each with each with its own bathroom, outdoor shower, large decked verandah, air conditioning, fans, and tea/coffee-making facilities.  A spacious, thatched, central dining, sitting, bar & pool area with Wi-Fi facilities overlooks the Zambezi River.  Transfers to the Falls can be undertaken by river, using the lodge's powerful speedlaunch, or, in a more leisurely fashion by road through the National Park (an enjoyable 10km-long leisurely game-drive). 

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Email: reservations@zambezicrescent.com
Web: www.zambezicrescent.com

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club & Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Africa Albida Tourism is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Set majestically high on a plateau that forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, this westward facing lodge is just four kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls.

Enjoying uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and with game sightings all year round at its on-site waterhole, the lodge is ideally positioned to offer the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.  It is an ideal base for the Victoria Falls Rainforest itself and the many nearby attractions, offering guests a complimentary shuttle service to one of the true natural wonders of the world. 

All rooms and suites boast the highest level of sophistication and comfort and each has its own balcony overlooking the national park, whilst most look onto the natural waterhole which provides excellent game and bird viewing opportunities throughout the day.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a proud Zimbabwean icon, boasts two of the country’s top restaurants, The Boma - Place of Eating and the a la carte MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. 

Victoria Falls Safari Club 

The most exclusive address in town, The Victoria Falls Safari Club blends African history and the enchanting power of nature with exotic modern comforts to bring an atmosphere of exclusive African distinctiveness.  Located within the magnificent grounds of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, this luxurious accommodation offering comes complete with uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.

The VIP premium experience at Victoria Falls Safari Club includes rooms that are twice as large as the current rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with the modern, more-open design giving a sense of abundant space. The exclusive Club ethos is reflected in such features as butler service, private check-in and check-out and a “feel-good” multi-functional area that includes a bar, lounge and terrace. 

Opened in August 2012 this lavish private facility comprises 4 superior suites and 16 club rooms.

Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Set in a natural bush environment, adjacent to Zambezi National Park, are 6 modern Safari Suites, just 4 kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls itself. 

Adding an inspired variety of rooms to the flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, each Safari Suite is fully air-conditioned, boasting a Master Gallery Bedroom upstairs that affords a superb vista over un-spoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.  The Safari Suites come in 3-bedroom and 
2-bedroom options - all of which are en-suite - with a spacious lounge and a splendid patio.

The Safari Suites are an exciting addition to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (winners of the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents Award for Best Safari Lodge for 18 consecutive years), and are ideal for families and small close–knit groups who seek stylish comfort, flexibility, privacy and space. 


 

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Email: resweb@saflodge.co.zw
Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Wilderness Safaris - Ruckomechi Camp

We are a responsible luxury ecotourism company.

The reason we exist is to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna - or biodiversity - that they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. In short, we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind.

Through our unique hospitality, light footprint luxury safari camps and private access to more than three million hectares of Africa's finest wildlife areas, we offer our guests a unique and life-changing experience.


Ruckomechi Camp

On the middle reaches of the Zambezi River, a hundred kilometres below Lake Kariba is the Mana Pools National Park situated in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. Ruckomechi Camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi, shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees and with a superb view of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia.

Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suite tented units, including a honeymoon suite, all of which overlook the Zambezi River. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, and the camp boasts a favourite amongst guests: its outdoor 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded, scenic spot. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas face the escarpment and are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level walkways that minimise our environmental impact. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star gazing deck.

NEW!  Ruckomechi now offers a sleep-out option for adventurous guests on an outdoor deck overlooking the wildlife-rich Parachute Pan, situated about 400m from the main camp.  This offers guests a truly intimate, up-close-and-personal wilderness experience and the unique opportunity of sleeping under the stars in the Zambezi Valley!

Following on from our Zambian camps, Ruckomechi Camp has aimed to be as environmentally friendly as possible - hot water and lighting for each unit is provided by solar power.

The camp vegetation is dominated by broad canopied albida trees, much loved by elephants for their rich nutritious pods; these animals often join visitors in camp for a light meal!

The area is renowned for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland, especially in the winter when they concentrate along the river. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area. Birdlife is superb, particularly for both mopane woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes.

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp include wildlife viewing in open 4x4 vehicles, on motorised pontoon boats, on foot and in canoes.

Air access to Ruckomechi Camp and other Wilderness Safaris properties can be arranged through the company's airline Wilderness Air

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Email: Emmah@wilderness.co.zw
Web: www.wilderness-safaris.com

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Lodges

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Chewore Lodge and Campsite

Chewore Lodge and Campsite is situated in a beautiful woodland setting at the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers.  This is a prime fishing and wildlife location within the Chewore Safari Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring Sapi Safari Area.   

The Campsite
There are 10 campsites which cater for up to 4 people each.  Campers are limited to bringing one boat per site. Each campsite has its own shower and toilet with an efficient wood-fired boiler for a hot shower in the cooler months. Each site has a braai/kitchen area with a 230-liter "Minus 40" deep freeze and plug point. During the night there are lights over the kitchen area and in the toilet / shower.  These are run by an inverter, so there is complete silence at night. Fuel, ice and firewood can be purchased on site. There is a communal swimming pool for all campsites.

The Lodge
This is an all-inclusive fishing camp for up to 8 guests that caters for your every need. The lodge comprises four double/twin chalets all with en-suite bathrooms, a central lounge, bar, swimming pool and dining area. There are two large, luxury, pontoon fishing boats fully equipped with fishing tackle and experienced drivers to take you out on the river for game viewing, fishing or a sundowner cruise. Game viewing and photographic opportunities are abundant in the area.

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Email: bookings@chewore.com; farida@chewore.com
Web: www.chewore.com

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Dzimbabwe Lodge, Kariba

Dzimbabwe Lodge offers fully-catered and/or self-catering accommodation in Kariba town in a relatively tranquil area with great views overlooking the lake.


The Zambian border is 10 minutes away.  Mana Pools is approx 4 hours away depending on road conditions and the Kariba Ferry to Mlibizi is also ten minutes away. 

The lodge currently offers a total of 10 rooms, with 6 new rooms under construction. 

The Main Lodge consists of 6 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, 2 generally equipped kitchens, 4 dining areas and 2 spacious lounges with DSTV. 

The adjacent Cottage has 4 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, a kitchen, lounge and a dining area. 

Dzimbabwe Lodge is very convenient for groups or families who can reserve the whole main lodge or cottage in order to have privacy. Wi-fi, Laundry Service, Secure parking, Room Service and Air- Conditioning are also available.

A resident family of hippos can be seen from the rooms or balconies from time to time.

The Lodge also owns Freestate Houseboat that can take 8-12 guests for charters on Lake Kariba.  For more information see this link  Freestate Houseboat

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Email: tmazvidza@dzimbabwelodge.com
Web: www.dzimbabwelodge.com

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Halsted Safaris

THE LODGE:
Quietly nestled behind indigenous trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, Halsted Safari lodge is the epitome of elegant bush style living, coupled with an unparalled setting and truly luxury finishes.

Four comfortable chalets, each with stylish en-suite bathrooms and private outside seating areas each face over the river. Facilities include hot & cold running water, 12-220v power points, crisp white linen and your laundry done daily. With two ¾ beds in each chalet, the camp caters for a total of eight guests at any one time. The perfect exclusive getaway.
Our central gathering point not only boasts a large lounge and entertainment deck, but also an enclosed family style dining area. During the heat of the day you may choose to enjoy cooling off in our pool overlooking the river. The lodge is equipped to run on solar, and is the first lodge in the area to be registered as eco-friendly with EMA ( Enviromental Management Agency).

We have a full compliment of well-trained staff. Our safari bush cooks are available to prepare, breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as snacks for any excursions. Internet Facilities are available at the lodge.

ACTIVITIES:
At Halsted Safaris we pride ourselves in being an upmarket fishing destination, targeting the aggressive tiger fish,
and a wide variety of other species, ( bream, barbel, cornish jack, squeakers).We are well prepared with equipment and vehicles, having three 15ft Fibrecraft Osprey boats each with 60Hp four stroke motors, equipped with all necessary fishing appliances. There is an abundance of wildlife along the banks of the Zambezi which can be viewed by boat. Dining in the wild, boat cruises, fishing, and game viewing, by boat, are activities on offer at Halsted Safaris.

LOCATION:
The camp is approximately 20 km downstream from Chirundu, situated in Mongwe. Mongwe is based in National parks Nyakasanga area, past Mana Pools security road. The access road for Mongwe is on the right hand side of the Main Harare- Chirundu road a few kilometers before reaching Chirundu. GPS co-ordinates are as follows, S15`56. 524`. E 028`59.556`. 

Air transfers can be arranged through Halsted's Aviation Corporation (HAC)Chirundu airstip is approximately 14kms away from camp. We do offer a transfer service to and from the airstrip.

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Email: paulilo@halstedsafaris.com
Web: www.halstedsafaris.com

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Hornbill Lodge

Hornbill Lodge is a small, intimate lodge situated on Mica Point in Kariba.

The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to ten people in A-frame thatch chalet-bedrooms (one double, two twin and one new four-bed family room) - each with ensuite facilities.  A separate satellite thatch bar, lounge and dining area overlooks a lovely plunge pool and offers a panoramic view of Lake Kariba.  Relax in the shade of indigenous trees in the beautiful, landscaped garden.

All meals and local drinks are included and DSTV is available.  Extra activities can include fishing, game viewing by boat, a short drive to the Kariba dam wall and a sundowner up at Kariba Heights.

 

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Email: zulu@junglecomms.com
Web: www.hornbilllodge.com

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Jecha Point Fishing Lodge

At Jecha Point Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, downstream from the border town of Chirundu, we offer exclusive, wild, yet accessible accommodation which is clean and comfortable and set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

The lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in thatched chalets all with en-suite bathroom facilities and fans.  Four chalets sleep two guests each and our family chalet sleeps four adults.  Laundry is done on a daily basis.  Fully catered and semi-self catered options are available.

Jecha Point specializes in offering professional guiding to fly fishing enthusiasts focused on the mighty tiger fish and other exciting species.  We also also cater for conventional fisherman. 

We also offer photographic excursions (day trips) to Mana Pools, birding safaris, game walks, game viewing from an elevated platform and photographic boat cruises.

Our facilities are ideal as a quaint venue for small conferences and weddings and we offer personalised wedding planning and catering.

Guests visiting Jecha can expect to see wild elephants frequenting the camp on a daily basis, especially when the Acacia and Torchwood trees are in fruit.   The lodge is far enough away from Chirundu to have plenty of other game animals visiting the camp surrounds during the day and at night.  These can all be viewed safely from our elevated platform, which can seat up to 12 guests.

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Email: info@jechapoint.com
Web: www.jechapoint.com

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Lokuthula Lodges (Africa Albida Tourism)

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort, Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Lokuthula Lodges 
Lokuthula Lodges are the highest quality and best located self-catering units in all of the Victoria Falls area. Set in a natural bush environment at the edge of the  Zambezi National Park and just 4 kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls, these rustic thatched time-share lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy and are an RCI* Gold Crown Resort (*Resort Condominium International), ranking the resort in the top 5% of 3,000 RCI resorts worldwide. 

The 2 and3-bedroomed lodges sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and are popular with families and groups as an affordable yet high quality accommodation option in Victoria Falls. The award-winning Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant are located on the same resort complex.  

A bed and breakfast option is also available at Lokuthula Lodges. The bed & breakfast units are furnished in a similar style to the rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with breakfast being served at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (located in the central block of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge).  

Facilities at Lokuthula include a residents’ lounge with satellite TV, pool and children’s pool, children’s playground, trampoline and volleyball court.  All lodges are split-level and open-fronted (with blinds) and have fans, direct dial telephones and wonderful views of the surrounding bush area. A nearby waterhole facilitates free movement of wildlife between the national park and the lodges, placing guests in harmony with nature.

Guests staying at Lokuthula have access to facilities at the adjacent Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, including restaurant, bar, internet lounge, activities desk and complimentary coach shuttle service to the town centre and the Victoria Falls Rainforest.

See also:-




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Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Parks and Wildlife, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) is responsible for conserving Zimbabwe's wildlife resources, in National Parks, Protected Areas and on other state-owned land.

ZimParks has basic self-catering tourism lodges/cottages and campsite facilities for visitors in its properties throughout Zimbabwe.  All of these are situated in prime scenic and wildlife areas.  In the Victoria Falls, Kariba and Zambezi area facilities are as follows: 

Zambezi National Park (Vic Falls): lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge  (Direct booking contact:  chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite

Mana Pools National Park: campsite; lodges, cottages, exclusive camps (see maps right)

Chewore North Safari Area: campsite

BOOKINGS: 
Reservations for Parks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents. 
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.  

The correct e-mail address for National Park central reservations is: bookings@zimparks.co.zw   

Tel:  +263 4 706077/8   or  +263 4 707624-9

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.co.zw
Choice Mushunje: cmushunje@zimparks.co.zw

Linked stories:  

Mana Pools camping: some important things to note - June 2014

ZimParks Fees 2014

Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium on development

Boats at Mana Pools: First feedback

Walking in the Wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools

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Email: bookings@zimparks.co.zw
Web: www.zimparks.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
 
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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Zambezi Sands (Imvelo Safaris)

ZAMBEZI SANDS  is a brand new 16-bed tented lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi river, within the western part of the Zambezi National Park,  upstream from Victoria Falls.

Eight double or twin luxury tents have been built into the bush on raised wooden platforms at the water’s edge.    Each has its own private splash pool .  A four-bed family suite is being constructed and will be ready later in the year.  

The centrally-located main camp consists of a dining room, lounge and bar, with a shaded outdoor deck for alfresco dining experiences looking out over the river.

Zambezi Sands offers a wonderful combination of wildlife and river-based activities, whilst being conveniently close to the attractions of Victoria Falls itself.  On offer are game drives, game walks, canoeing and fishing, as well as tours of the Victoria Falls, shopping trips, a sunset cruise among the islands and a village visit and school tour.  Other Victoria Falls activities can be arranged on request.

Transfers from Victoria Falls are either by boat up the Zambezi River (40 mins) or by vehicle (1.5 hours along the Zambezi River, or 45 mins through the forest). 

Imvelo Safari Lodges play a huge role in support of the local communities in the area including:
Employing local staff
Supporting local Primary and Secondary Schools and Clinics
Assisting with drilling wells for clean water supplies
Providing dental health care in the communities adjacent to Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls through an annual mobile Dental Safari, 
Distributing maize-seed and providing feeding programmes in times of drought.  
All this has a tremendous conservation spin off to the  area and wildlife as there is a direct linkage between the tourism benefits to local communities and wildlife conservation.

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Email: reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com
Web: www.imvelosafarilodges.com

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Msuna Island

Variety of fishing lodges (mostly self-catering) on Msuna Island in the Zambezi River upstream from Mlibizi. Fuel available and boats for hire.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Safari Camps (Tented)

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African Bush Camps

Kanga Camp has six tents set in the heart of Mana Pools National Park. The main area of the camp is on decking overlooking the pan. A relaxing lounge area under the shade of large trees overlooks the splash pool and pan. 

There is the choice of taking game drives in open-topped four-wheel drive vehicles or walking with professional guides. The opportunity to leave one's vehicle and track game on foot is an experience rare in the national parks of Africa and in Mana Pools in particular this provides the visitor with the chance to track game in safety with an experienced professional guide. Other activities include night drives as well as canoeing which is organised on request.

Game abounds on the flood plains and in the Mopane woodlands of Mana Pools. Kanga Pan particularly attracts great game in big concentrations as it is the only water found in the floodplain above the river. The predators, including lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted and large concentrations of buffalo can be found in the Mopane woodland and open plains studded with Ilala Palms. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains. Elephant take advantage of the plentiful "albida" trees in the area. Bird watching is also a great attraction of the area.

Zambezi Life Styles is an exclusive, luxury, mobile 8-bedded tented camp on the shores of the Zambezi River.  Open between May and October for a minimum 3-night stay, this camp offers a combination of adventure and elegance for private safaris, with superb walking, canoeing, fishing and game-driving activities.  Visitors can combine this option with a stay at Kanga Camp for a varied experience of the magic of Mana Pools.

African Bush Camps also runs Safari Logistics, a small-aircraft air taxi service linking hotels, lodges, camps and safaris in Victoria Falls, Hwange, Matusadona, Kariba and Mana Pools.  For more information on this see Safari Logistics

Linked stories:

New Air Taxi Service links Vic Fall-Hwange-Bumi-Kariba-Mana Pools

Kanga Bush Camp opens in Mana

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Email: info@africanbushcamps.com
Web: www.africanbushcamps.com

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Changa Safari Camp

Changa Safari camp is situated on a private concession in  the famed Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba.  With its own 4.5 km of lake shore, you can realize the total raw African experience from tastefully furnished, fan cooled, spacious De Luxe East African-style tented suites, each with its own private deck and stunning views of the rugged Matusadona Mountains across the inland sea of Lake Kariba.

The camp consists of 6 double/twin deluxe tents and 2 family deluxe tents and can sleep up to 20.

The central guest area consists of a lounge / library, separate dining room, separate bar, swimming pool and deck, all beautifully appointed around a natural sandy beach. Early morning tea/coffee is delivered to your tent at your appointed time, breakfast is served al fresco, and lunches and dinners are served around private tables or a large table for groups.

Electricity in the camp is delivered by a combination of generator and solar power. Internet service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage. There is a daily laundry service.

Activities and excursions at Changa Safari Camp are focused on a true wilderness and wildlife experience. The National Park is a 'walker's paradise', and an early morning or late afternoon walk in the company of one of the camp's Professional Guides is an experience to savor. Explore the shoreline and the many tributaries and streams that feed the lake, or, for the more adventurous, follow well worn elephant trails into the mountain region. Alternatively opt for the more traditional game drive aboard customised game vehicles, or go fishing with an experienced fishing guide and try your hand at landing Kariba's famous fighting tiger fish. And at the end of the day enjoy a refreshing 'sundowner' whilst you marvel at the unequalled beauty of a lake Kariba sunset.

Changa Safari Camp can be accessed by air, water or road.

Air: Most guests fly into Victoria Falls or Harare International Airports. From there, ' daily on-demand pay-per-seat charter flights' are available into Fothergill Island airfield (minimum 2 persons). The duration of the flights is approx 1hr 30 mins. Guests will be met by a Changa representative who will transfer them into camp with a short 20 min boat transfer.

Road & Water: Self-drivers can access Kariba by tarred road from Lusaka or Harare. They will be met  by a Changa representative at a specified harbour where they can leave their cars in secure parking and embark on a 45 minute boat transfer into camp. Guests may also use their own boats to access Changa.

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Email: reservations@changasafaricamp.com
Web: www.changasafaricamp.com

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Chundu Island

Chundu Island is located in the Zambezi River, 21km upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls and forms part of the Zambezi National Park. The island is over 1km in length and affords fantastic birding and wildlife experiences both on the island and on the mainland.

Transfers are done from Vic Falls town to Chundu island on 4x4 game drive vehicles Transfer times take an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how much wildlife is seen on the way. Guests are then transferred onto a boat for a short trip across the river to the island.

Our 6 chic tented rooms lining the river bank are built on wooden platforms and are made of canvas. All rooms are equipped with extremely comfortable twin beds, fans and a large en suite bathroom with an outdoor rustic shower. Each tent is located under the shade of some of the island’s most magnificent trees, each with its own private deck with a perfect view of the Zambezi River and surrounding National Park. 

The dining area, lounge and bar are a short walk from each room. There is an expansive deck in the midst of a large group of Natal Mahoganies that provides the most glorious shade year-round. A fire pit is nestled in the middle to relax next to in the evenings, where you can enjoy the sounds of the bush and the blanket of stars overhead.

Meals are fully inclusive and are served around a large open-air dining table, where guests and hosts can share adventures of their day.   The bar, made out of exquisite driftwood and carefully constructed around a group of large trees divides the dining room and lounge. Local beverages are inclusive.

Activities at Chundu Island include morning and evening game drives on the mainland, morning and evening river cruises, and fishing either from the river bank or by boat. You can also take a nature walk around the island enjoying our magnificent trees,  our resident bushbuck, and the many bird species found in the area.  Chundu Island is a birders paradise. Without trying very hard one can see up to 120 species in a two-night stay. A few of the Zimbabwe “specials” seen in this area are the Schalow’s Turaco, African Finfoot, Rufous-bellied Heron, Western Banded Snake-Eagle and Rock Pratincole, just to name a few.

Activities in Victoria Falls town can also easily be arranged e.g. bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and helicopter flights over Victoria Falls.

The camp electricity is supplied by generators which are strategically positioned so that there is minimal noise or impact.  The rooms are equipped with LED lighting  which can operate throughout the night as the generator is turned off once all guests have gone to bed.  Charging of cameras, computers and phones can be done at night or in the morning. Pathways are lit all night with an LED system. Solar geysers are used which provide incredibly hot water at any time of the day. 

Being on the river bank winter mornings and evenings can get very cold, so it is advisable to bring the appropriate clothing. 

Chundu Island is your ideal African hideaway. It is peaceful, intimate  and beautiful, offering all the right elements of a truly African experience – yet the diverse  tourism experiences of the Victoria Falls are just on its doorstep.  

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Email: info@chunduisland.com
Web: www.chunduisland.com

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Goliath Safaris

Goliath Safaris operates a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.

All our walks, game drives and daily canoeing trips are personally guided by Stretch Ferreira, one of Africa's most renowned guides. He has operated in Mana Pools for three decades and his knowledge of and interaction with the animals of the park is legendary.

Our accommodation consists of five large East African ensuite tents with open air dining facilities and a covered lounge/ bar area.

We also offer 3 night/ 4 day canoe trails of the Lower Zambezi.

 

Linked stories:

Walks & White Storks  (April 2014)

The Rain Reigns  (Nov 2012)

Carnivore Carnival (Dec 2011)

Paws for Thought  (Aug 2011)

Into and out of the Blue  (Jan 2011)

Lions' Eyes and Butterflies  (Aug 2010)

Lunar lights and Lion fights  (July 2010)

Once in a Blue Moon  (Jan 2010)

Reigning Cats and  Dogs  (Sept 2009)

Beaks, Butterflies & Behemoths  (June 2009)

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Email: goliath@africaonline.co.zw
Web: www.goliathsafaris.com

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John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa

"John Stevens is a private safari guide like no other, a legend among his peers and a man with an international reputation as a uniquely charming companion and a consummate professional. He is someone who inspires his clients with total confidence, while providing them with the ultimate experience of the African wild.”

Join John Stevens on a unique guided safari or travel independently. John and his wife, Nicci, have nearly three decades of experience designing luxury bespoke safaris especially suited to your needs and they are particularly interested in sharing with you their favourite part of the world – the Zambezi Valley. Prior to setting up his own safari business, John was warden of Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks and built Chikwenya Safari Camp, so he knows the area exceptionally well! The Stevens will ensure that your safari runs smoothly, whether you choose to carry a back pack and walk through the Zambezi Escarpment wilderness sleeping under the stars, or stay in a luxury tented camp or lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Over the years, John has travelled widely throughout Africa, and is able to lead safaris in many countries, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania, although his native Zimbabwe remains his first love.

John gives the gift of his knowledge and experience, inspiring a love of Africa and all she has to offer.

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Email: info@johnstevenssafaris.com
Web: www.johnstevenssafaris.com

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Mana Pools Safari Company

Sarah Stevens and Milo Harrup operate and manage The Mana Pools Safari Company tented camp - a colonial-style safari camp, with a modern touch.

Sarah draws from her experiences growing up with her father, the highly esteemed guide, John Stevens. Together, Milo and Sarah, newly married, have brought a contemporary style to this luxury camp on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, Mana Pools National Park is one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa.   Mana means “four” in one of the vernacular languages in Zimbabwe, and it refers to the four large permanent pools left by the Zambezi River as it flows into this flood plain area. This is one of Africa's best game viewing areas, as many large animals come here in search of water. It is also an excellent area for fishing and bird-watching, rich in vegetation diversity from river frontage to forests of mahogany, wild fig, acacia albida and baobabs. 

Mana Pools Tented Camp, is situated on the southern (Zimbabwean) bank of the Zambezi River, within the National Park and World Heritage Site, and looking out across the natural river boundary towards Zambia. 

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Email: milo@manapoolssafaricompany.com
Web: www.manapoolssafaricompany.com

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Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp, Lake Kariba: The home away from home experience, in a wildlife rich environment. Enjoy the largest selection of activities available in the Country. Capture the essence and ambiance that wild Kariba is so famous for: breath taking scenery, unforgettable photographic opportunities, wildlife experiences second to none, involvement in wildlife research projects, unbeatable fishing opportunities, specialist birding trips with nearly 400 species recorded! Dinosaur fossil sites and early Stone Age tool quarries.
 
Experience the beauty and tranquility of the diverse wildlife from up close in boats, pontoons, canoes, driving or walks.
 
Your guide and host, Steve Edwards, has over 35 years wildlife experience and guarantees you a perfect and enjoyable wildlife adventure!

Easily accessible now via charter flights into Bumi Hills airstrip, or lake transfers by speedboat from Kariba.

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Email: musango@microlink.zm
Web: www.musangosafaricamp.com

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Natureways Safaris

Natureways has been running for more than 20 years and specializes in mobile safaris for small groups of between 6 and 8 guests.
 
Our core product is canoeing down the mighty Zambezi River. We have different canoe safari packages for different tastes and budgets.
 
We also offer very popular mobile tented camps in Mana Pools National Park (our camps are put up and down exclusively for your trip).
 
Natureways also offers ground handling and tour operation services covering the whole of Zimbabwe. Our services are especially suitable for foreign independent travellers who are looking for something extra special.

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Email: reservations@natureways.com
Web: www.natureways.com

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Pioneers Camp

Pioneers Camp is an intimate, beautifully appointed, tented camp. It is located inside the Zambezi National Park, on a lovely quiet stretch of Zambezi River shoreline with a natural spring-line, Mpala Jena, running through the site. This spring-line attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year.

It’s conveniently located close to Victoria Falls – for easy access – but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town.

This area has a healthy, and increasing, game count and with the Zambezi River along the park’s boundary. There are many other activities available such as fishing, canoeing, sunset cruises as well as guided walking along the Mpala Jena springline. It is so close to Vic Falls you can easily go into town to enjoy some ‘adventure’, a game of golf, high tea at the Vic Falls Hotel or anything equally decadent! In the park we will offer game drives, walking, bird-watching, and of course, ‘river’ activities too. The camp is open all year round.

The Camp
Phase one includes six luxury tents, well-appointed and nestled under shady trees – each bragging breathtaking views of the river. There is a central dining and lounge area to mingle and relax in. The camp is eco-friendly, with modern solar lighting, solar geysers for showers, flushing toilets and efficient and correct waste disposal. Meals are prepared from a selection of fresh produce, and are served either al fresco, or in our shady dining tent overlooking the river.
Your comfort and enjoyment is our prime concern and our dedicated team will look after your every whim.

Activities
All activities are run with our professionally trained guides. From this intimate camp you will be able to enjoy both night and day-time game drives, boat cruises (sunset or morning), canoeing, fishing, and we can also arrange a walking safari  for you.  
Pioneers is available either on a fully inclusive basis – including activities and drinks, or full board with activities and drinks extra – which is good for people in their own vehicles.

When to go 
The camp is open all year round, and each season has different attractions. The summer months (October–April) offer migratory birds, ‘baby’ animals, excellent fishing, and great photography with the bush greening up and set off by incredible skies. The winter months are traditionally better 

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Email: operations@wildfrontierszimbabwe.com
Web: www.wildfrontiers.com/?q=con,112,Pioneers%20Camp

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Rhino Safari Camp

An old fashioned bush camp. Luxury rustic, owner managed, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, within the unspoilt wilderness of the Matusadona National Park. No fences - just pure nature.

Enjoy a highly personalised photographic safari experience, guided walks, game drives and evening cruises on the lake. Fishing, birding and superb relaxation, close to nature.

Accommodation is in thatched stilted platforms with en suite facilities, and solar lighting at night.  Freshly prepared homestyle meals, in the double-storey wooden dining/living/bar area.  A small, rustic, splash pool for relief in the heat of summer. 
 
Close encounters with the Big Five and tracking the endangered black rhino, stargazing, dinner beneath the stars. Enjoy a memorable and magical safari with us. We look forward to welcoming you to this stunningly beautiful area.

The camp is accessible via charter flights into Bumi Hills or Rokari airstrips, (with a short boat transfer across to the camp) or by speedboat transfer from Kariba (one and a half hours, weather permitting).

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Email: rhino.safari.camp@mail.com; rhinosaf@mweb.co.zw
Web: www.rhinosafaricamp.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
 
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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Sunpath Safaris

Tented camps, canoe safaris and wilderness walking trails in the Zambezi Valley and houseboats on Lake Kariba.  Our small, hands-on team has been giving lovers of wild places a true wilderness experience for 30 years. Our guides will share their vast knowledge of the flora and fauna with you. We keep wilderness wild and leave a minimal environmental footprint.  

Tented camps - Mana Pools (Camp Zambezi) and Chitake Springs (Camp Chitake).  Fully backed-up, all-inclusive, mobile camps accompanied by professional guides.  An "up close and personal" wildlife experience.  

Self-drive tented camps - We will set up our full tented camp in Mana Pools to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Just bring your own food and drinks. Staff will be on-site to assist. Contact us for more information.

Wilderness walking trails - these are a new introduction in the Mana Pools and Matusadona National Parks.   Enjoy a truly wild experience hiking/backpacking for several days and camping out wild in the Park accompanied by an experienced Pro-Guide.

Canoe safaris - Zambezi River  - Chirundu to Mana Pools, Mana to Chewore - semi-participatory, expeditionary-styled adventures.  The Mana Shoreline combination canoeing and walking trails offer more comfort as the trail is fully backed up and camp is set up at each night stop. 

Houseboat safaris on Lake Kariba:  In partnership with Unique Boat Safaris we have access to two houseboats on Lake Kariba - perfect for fishing, game viewing and walking safaris in the Matusadona National Park. 

Zambezi expedition - Cruise on a houseboat on Lake Kariba, walk in the Matusadona National Park, canoe the Zambezi River, stay in our tented camps on the Zambezi and/or at Chitake Springs and end with a visit to the world renowned Victoria Falls. A tailor-made itinerary can be planned.

Photographic Safaris - Mana Pools offers unique landscape and wildlife photo opportunities.  Join us with a professional Photographic Guide and paddle up close to elephant and hippo or walk up to lion, wild dog, cheetah or elephant.  Spend time in any of our camps or go all out and experience the Zambezi Photographic Expedition


 




 

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Email: sunsafreservations@gmail.com
Web: www.sunpathsafaris.com

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Tailormade Safaris

Tailormade Safaris specialise in putting together individually tailor made, private guided and independent travel safaris for individuals, families or small groups into the wild and remote areas of Southern Africa.

Run by Humphrey Gumpo, an experienced professional safari guide and camp manager,  the company also caters for special interests including birding, photography, filming, walking and canoeing, and has French, German and Portuguese speaking tour leaders.

Tailormade Safaris try to incorporate as many different ways as possible of viewing, experiencing and enjoying interactions with the wildlife encountered.  Accommodation choices range from rustic, explorer experiences in a dome tent to the more luxurious safari camps. Journeys are focused on concentrations of wildlife that are not bombarded by the same concentrations of vehicles or boats.

In choosing their destinations, Tailormade Safaris try as much as possible to venture into remote areas and to stay in camps designed for small groups, thus offering an exclusive and intimate African experience. Sound environmental and nature conservation policies, community involvement and fair trade are also very important factors when they choose camps for their guests.  “We believe by delivering wildlife experiences on the African continent, like no other in the world, we are creating a brighter future for Africa, her people and her wildlife”, says Humphrey.

Safari Options

Tailormade offers a number of sample safari options in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe all designed to create journeys of discovery to the best destinations at the best time of the year.  The focus, within Zimbabwe, is on the wild areas of Mana Pools National Park (walking and canoeing in this magnificent World Heritage Site), Matusadona National Park  and the shores and water wildernesses of Lake Kariba, the rugged escarpment mountains of Chizarira National Park and its neighbouring Tonga communities, the teeming wildlife of Hwange National Park and the spectacular adventure thrill of Victoria Falls.

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Email: info@tailormade-safaris.com
Web: www.tailormade-safaris.com

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The Elephant Camp

Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls' spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

The Elephant Camp is a luxury and intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow closeup encounters with wildlife.

Access is by road transfer from Victoria Falls (15 kilometers from Victoria Falls Airport and 10 kilometers from Victoria Falls town), Livingstone and Kasane.

The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 24 guests in 12 luxury tents. All suites are gorge facing and have:-
• private viewing deck and plunge pool
• private lounge area
• air-conditioning and fans
• bath
• inside and outside shower
• mini bar and tea/coffee stations
• 220V main Electricity

The Elephant Camp offers close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. 
All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants. 
All other activities on offer in Victoria Falls area are available at an additional cost.

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Email: shane@wildhorizons.co.zw
Web: www.wildhorizons.co.za

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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, upstream from the Victoria Falls, the luxury tented Victoria Falls River Lodge is a pioneer in many ways.

As the first privately owned lodge to be situated in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwean side), Victoria Falls River Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls as it combines the African Safari experience with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the spray of which can be seen in the distance! 

The combination of exceptional wildlife viewing, fine dining, personal service, luxurious accommodation, an abundance of nearby adrenaline (and other) activities and several historical attractions ensures an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again.

Accommodation consists of 7 large, luxurious double or twin canvas-under-thatch suites (two have an extra bedroom for two children) each with each with its own bathroom, outdoor shower, large decked verandah, air conditioning, fans, and tea/coffee-making facilities.  A spacious, thatched, central dining, sitting, bar & pool area with Wi-Fi facilities overlooks the Zambezi River.  Transfers to the Falls can be undertaken by river, using the lodge's powerful speedlaunch, or, in a more leisurely fashion by road through the National Park (an enjoyable 10km-long leisurely game-drive). 

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Email: reservations@zambezicrescent.com
Web: www.zambezicrescent.com

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Wilderness Safaris - Ruckomechi Camp

We are a responsible luxury ecotourism company.

The reason we exist is to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna - or biodiversity - that they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. In short, we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind.

Through our unique hospitality, light footprint luxury safari camps and private access to more than three million hectares of Africa's finest wildlife areas, we offer our guests a unique and life-changing experience.


Ruckomechi Camp

On the middle reaches of the Zambezi River, a hundred kilometres below Lake Kariba is the Mana Pools National Park situated in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. Ruckomechi Camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi, shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees and with a superb view of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia.

Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suite tented units, including a honeymoon suite, all of which overlook the Zambezi River. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, and the camp boasts a favourite amongst guests: its outdoor 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded, scenic spot. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas face the escarpment and are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level walkways that minimise our environmental impact. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star gazing deck.

NEW!  Ruckomechi now offers a sleep-out option for adventurous guests on an outdoor deck overlooking the wildlife-rich Parachute Pan, situated about 400m from the main camp.  This offers guests a truly intimate, up-close-and-personal wilderness experience and the unique opportunity of sleeping under the stars in the Zambezi Valley!

Following on from our Zambian camps, Ruckomechi Camp has aimed to be as environmentally friendly as possible - hot water and lighting for each unit is provided by solar power.

The camp vegetation is dominated by broad canopied albida trees, much loved by elephants for their rich nutritious pods; these animals often join visitors in camp for a light meal!

The area is renowned for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland, especially in the winter when they concentrate along the river. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area. Birdlife is superb, particularly for both mopane woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes.

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp include wildlife viewing in open 4x4 vehicles, on motorised pontoon boats, on foot and in canoes.

Air access to Ruckomechi Camp and other Wilderness Safaris properties can be arranged through the company's airline Wilderness Air

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Email: Emmah@wilderness.co.zw
Web: www.wilderness-safaris.com

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Chalet / Cottages

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Baobab Bookings

Baobab Bookings is an agency offering a selection of accommodation, houseboats, transfers and activities in and around Lake Kariba and other areas.

The core business of the company is the self-catering lodges at Charara – on the shores of Lake Kariba, east of Kariba town - Nzou Lodges, Wild Heritage Lodges and Cerruti Lodges.   On offer are 3 or 4 bedroom, fully-equipped, self-catering facilities each with its own chef; most have private swimming pools, some have air-conditioning. Gorgeous lake views; close encounters with wild life (elephant, zebra, hippo, jackal, buffalo, etc graze on the lawns).  Tender boats are available to hire for fishing, game viewing and recreational purposes.  Fishing rod hire is also available. 

Baobab Bookings is also an agent for the hire of houseboats in Binga (at the western end of the lake) and in Kariba town (at the eastern end, near the dam wall).  These include luxury and middle-of-the-range boats accommodating from 4 people up to 50 people.  A huge variety of houseboats is on offer.  Road transfers to or from the houseboats from either Lusaka or Harare can be arranged.

Victoria Falls or Livingstone accommodation at either hotel, lodge, self-catering or budget venues can be organised, including the various activities, airport transfers, etc.

Ferry bookings can be made, with all arrangements, including accommodation the night before, transfer to or from the Ferry etc taken care of.

Baobab Bookings are also agents for Fin's Fishing Safaris, who offer fully guided, fully catered, and personalized fishing safaris anywhere in Zimbabwe, but are specialists on Lake Kariba and the Zambezi River.

Suitable for both novice and seasoned anglers, Fin's Fishing Safaris are tailor-made to suit the client.  All accommodation, boats, drivers, experienced fishing guides, tackle, bait, catering and transfers can be arranged. 

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Email: loraine@baobabzim.com; hilary@baobabzim.com; harland@bsatt.com

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Dzimbabwe Lodge, Kariba

Dzimbabwe Lodge offers fully-catered and/or self-catering accommodation in Kariba town in a relatively tranquil area with great views overlooking the lake.


The Zambian border is 10 minutes away.  Mana Pools is approx 4 hours away depending on road conditions and the Kariba Ferry to Mlibizi is also ten minutes away. 

The lodge currently offers a total of 10 rooms, with 6 new rooms under construction. 

The Main Lodge consists of 6 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, 2 generally equipped kitchens, 4 dining areas and 2 spacious lounges with DSTV. 

The adjacent Cottage has 4 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, a kitchen, lounge and a dining area. 

Dzimbabwe Lodge is very convenient for groups or families who can reserve the whole main lodge or cottage in order to have privacy. Wi-fi, Laundry Service, Secure parking, Room Service and Air- Conditioning are also available.

A resident family of hippos can be seen from the rooms or balconies from time to time.

The Lodge also owns Freestate Houseboat that can take 8-12 guests for charters on Lake Kariba.  For more information see this link  Freestate Houseboat

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Email: tmazvidza@dzimbabwelodge.com
Web: www.dzimbabwelodge.com

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Falcon Lodges & Campsite

We offer self catering double-bedroomed chalets with excellent views over the Zambezi River at Kanyemba, in the extreme northern corner of Zimbabwe.  These have recently been renovated and can accommodate up to 12 visitors in three separate chalets.

The chalets all have two double or twin bedrooms, a bath/shower, separate toilet, kitchen and sitting room. Each is fully furnished and equipped with electricity, utensils, refrigerators etc. Hot water is provided using a generator and boilers. There is DSTV in all the chalets.

A campsite for self-drivers is also available at very favourable rates with a central gazebo with ablutions currently under construction.   

For more information about air charter and Kariba ferry/boat services offered by the same company, see Falcon Air - DDF

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Email: ddffalconair@gmail.com
Web: www.falconair.co.zw

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Gache Gache Lodge

Gache Gache Lodge, Kariba - Photographic, Game Viewing & Fishing.  Gache Gache Lodge is situated across Lake Kariba on the Gache Gache River. The open-sided main building houses the dining room, bar, and bar lounge, all with panoramic views of the Lake. 

Accommodation consists of 10 ethnic chalets, each with en-suite facilities, and stunning views of the Lake. Activities include: Fishing, Game Drives, GameViewing by Boat, Sundowner Cruises, Bird Watching and Game Walks. 

NEW!  The Lodge now offers camping facilites and ablutions for self-drivers, who can either self-cater or have meals/drinks at the lodge.  Activities can be arranged.

Come and immerse yourself in the pleasures of Lake Kariba, surrounded by big game, a variety of bird life and magnificent sunsets. Gache Gache Lodge offers a true wilderness experience - The Real Africa!

Gache Gache lodge runs a hard-working anti-poaching team in partnership with the local community and National Parks, which has been successfully protecting both the fishing in the Gache Gache river and the wildlife in the area since its inception in 2010.  They are constantly in need of help to fund this.   Follow their anti-poaching activities on their Facebook Page: Environment Protection Services

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Email: gachegachereservations@gmail.com; info@chapungusafaris.co.zw
Web: www.gachegachelodge.com

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Gorges Lodge (Imvelo Safaris)

GORGES LODGE  has arguably the most spectacular views in Southern Africa and offers a unique Victoria Falls experience from a peaceful and idyllic base on the edge of the Batoka Gorge.

The main lodge area and the ten stone under thatch chalets are set in a magnificent and lush indigenous garden with stunning views across the gorge and of the pounding Zambezi River 200 metres below - truly breathtaking!

Location: 
• 10km downstream from the Victoria Falls
• 22 km road transfer from Victoria Falls   
• 19 km road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport
 
Accommodation:
• 2 x Single Storey Honeymoon Suites 
• 4 x Single Storey Twin Bedded Suites
• 4 x Double Storey Twin Bedded Suites

All the chalets have thatched roofs, en suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet, overhead fans, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and excellent gorge views.  The double storey chalets have an upstairs bedroom and balcony and a downstairs changing room that can be converted to a child’s room. 

Facilities: 
• Main lodge comprising open-fronted thatch roof building with teak viewing deck in the bar area,  separate lounge with fire place and dining room with fantastic gorge views
• Limited cell phone reception and limited WiFi in public areas
• Swimming pool 

Activities:
All Victoria Falls activities are available upon request.

Activities to choose from at Gorges Lodge include:
A guided gorge walk
Black eagle viewing with sundowners (not guaranteed and limited by rain and/or lack of wind)
Village visit and school tour
Traditional dancing performance 

Guests receive one free complimentary return town transfer per paying night.

Conservation & Social investment:
Birds of Prey: Imvelo’s presence and supervision in the area includes monitoring and protection of all raptor nests along our section of the gorge as well as a serious education program amongst villagers as to the benefits and role of raptors. 

Access:
• 30 minute road transfer from Victoria Falls town or airport – this transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
• 4 ½ hr road transfer from Bulawayo or Bomani – this transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
• Self drive: lodge co-ordinates  s17 59 49 e025 56 36. 
Directions: On the Bulawayo / Victoria Falls tar road- 12 kms out of Victoria Falls town, a turn to the east – marked Deka and Gorges Lodge – turn down this gravel all weather road and drive for 11.2 kilometres. There is a sign marking the turn northwards to Gorges Lodge – 2.4 km. (Gorges Deka road turn off: S 18 degrees 00.336 minutes E 025 degrees 55.565 minutes)
• Victoria Falls Airport - is a 30 minute drive from the lodge.

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Email: reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com
Web: www.imvelosafarilodges.com

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Halsted Safaris

THE LODGE:
Quietly nestled behind indigenous trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, Halsted Safari lodge is the epitome of elegant bush style living, coupled with an unparalled setting and truly luxury finishes.

Four comfortable chalets, each with stylish en-suite bathrooms and private outside seating areas each face over the river. Facilities include hot & cold running water, 12-220v power points, crisp white linen and your laundry done daily. With two ¾ beds in each chalet, the camp caters for a total of eight guests at any one time. The perfect exclusive getaway.
Our central gathering point not only boasts a large lounge and entertainment deck, but also an enclosed family style dining area. During the heat of the day you may choose to enjoy cooling off in our pool overlooking the river. The lodge is equipped to run on solar, and is the first lodge in the area to be registered as eco-friendly with EMA ( Enviromental Management Agency).

We have a full compliment of well-trained staff. Our safari bush cooks are available to prepare, breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as snacks for any excursions. Internet Facilities are available at the lodge.

ACTIVITIES:
At Halsted Safaris we pride ourselves in being an upmarket fishing destination, targeting the aggressive tiger fish,
and a wide variety of other species, ( bream, barbel, cornish jack, squeakers).We are well prepared with equipment and vehicles, having three 15ft Fibrecraft Osprey boats each with 60Hp four stroke motors, equipped with all necessary fishing appliances. There is an abundance of wildlife along the banks of the Zambezi which can be viewed by boat. Dining in the wild, boat cruises, fishing, and game viewing, by boat, are activities on offer at Halsted Safaris.

LOCATION:
The camp is approximately 20 km downstream from Chirundu, situated in Mongwe. Mongwe is based in National parks Nyakasanga area, past Mana Pools security road. The access road for Mongwe is on the right hand side of the Main Harare- Chirundu road a few kilometers before reaching Chirundu. GPS co-ordinates are as follows, S15`56. 524`. E 028`59.556`. 

Air transfers can be arranged through Halsted's Aviation Corporation (HAC)Chirundu airstip is approximately 14kms away from camp. We do offer a transfer service to and from the airstrip.

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Email: paulilo@halstedsafaris.com
Web: www.halstedsafaris.com

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Hornbill Lodge

Hornbill Lodge is a small, intimate lodge situated on Mica Point in Kariba.

The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to ten people in A-frame thatch chalet-bedrooms (one double, two twin and one new four-bed family room) - each with ensuite facilities.  A separate satellite thatch bar, lounge and dining area overlooks a lovely plunge pool and offers a panoramic view of Lake Kariba.  Relax in the shade of indigenous trees in the beautiful, landscaped garden.

All meals and local drinks are included and DSTV is available.  Extra activities can include fishing, game viewing by boat, a short drive to the Kariba dam wall and a sundowner up at Kariba Heights.

 

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Email: zulu@junglecomms.com
Web: www.hornbilllodge.com

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Jecha Point Fishing Lodge

At Jecha Point Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, downstream from the border town of Chirundu, we offer exclusive, wild, yet accessible accommodation which is clean and comfortable and set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

The lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in thatched chalets all with en-suite bathroom facilities and fans.  Four chalets sleep two guests each and our family chalet sleeps four adults.  Laundry is done on a daily basis.  Fully catered and semi-self catered options are available.

Jecha Point specializes in offering professional guiding to fly fishing enthusiasts focused on the mighty tiger fish and other exciting species.  We also also cater for conventional fisherman. 

We also offer photographic excursions (day trips) to Mana Pools, birding safaris, game walks, game viewing from an elevated platform and photographic boat cruises.

Our facilities are ideal as a quaint venue for small conferences and weddings and we offer personalised wedding planning and catering.

Guests visiting Jecha can expect to see wild elephants frequenting the camp on a daily basis, especially when the Acacia and Torchwood trees are in fruit.   The lodge is far enough away from Chirundu to have plenty of other game animals visiting the camp surrounds during the day and at night.  These can all be viewed safely from our elevated platform, which can seat up to 12 guests.

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Email: info@jechapoint.com
Web: www.jechapoint.com

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View Mlibizi/Msuna/Sidinda Accommodation

Mlibizi/Msuna/Sidinda Accommodation

The little village of Mlibizi is the terminus for the passenger and vehicle ferry that plies Lake Kariba.  Link to Kariba from here on a 22-hour overnight journey on Kariba Ferries

The ferry departs at 9.00a.m. and passengers need to embark an hour before this.  It is usually convenient to stay overnight in Mlibizi before catching the ferry to Kariba. 

Mlibizi Resort is conveniently situated right next to the ferry terminus with a variety of basic, self-catering chalets, a campsite and pontoon boats for hire.

Various other privately-owned lodges, self-catering options and houseboats are available.  Recommended is Manzini Lodge.

Upstream from Mlibizi, within the Zambezi River itself, is Msuna Island, where a number of attractive fishing lodges are available on a self-catering basis, including Umfula, Jacana and Ndabiri Lodges.  

Even further upstream from Msuna Island on the downstream end of the Batoka Gorge some 80 kms below Victoria Falls, is Sidinda - a remote fishing location with an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Parks and Wildlife, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) is responsible for conserving Zimbabwe's wildlife resources, in National Parks, Protected Areas and on other state-owned land.

ZimParks has basic self-catering tourism lodges/cottages and campsite facilities for visitors in its properties throughout Zimbabwe.  All of these are situated in prime scenic and wildlife areas.  In the Victoria Falls, Kariba and Zambezi area facilities are as follows: 

Zambezi National Park (Vic Falls): lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge  (Direct booking contact:  chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite

Mana Pools National Park: campsite; lodges, cottages, exclusive camps (see maps right)

Chewore North Safari Area: campsite

BOOKINGS: 
Reservations for Parks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents. 
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.  

The correct e-mail address for National Park central reservations is: bookings@zimparks.co.zw   

Tel:  +263 4 706077/8   or  +263 4 707624-9

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.co.zw
Choice Mushunje: cmushunje@zimparks.co.zw

Linked stories:  

Mana Pools camping: some important things to note - June 2014

ZimParks Fees 2014

Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium on development

Boats at Mana Pools: First feedback

Walking in the Wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools

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Email: bookings@zimparks.co.zw
Web: www.zimparks.com

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View Pesha Wildlife Safaris

Pesha Wildlife Safaris

Pesha Wildlife Safaris offer guided tours in and around Kariba and into the Zambezi Valley below the dam wall (including Mana Pools and up to Kanyemba). 
They also offer walking safaris, canoeing trips, camping safaris, self catering lodges, 3-4-day sailing packages, houseboat bookings and boat cruises.

Pesha Safaris' "Kariba Connection"  offers an executive transfer service  between Harare and Kariba and Lusaka and Kariba.  They also offer 4x4 road transfers from both Lusaka and Harare into Mana Pools National Park.  Refreshments on board and a trailer available if required.  Minimum 2 passengers on the Harare or Lusaka route, minimum 4 passengers into Mana Pools.

Pesha Self-Cater Holiday House in Kariba town is available for holiday lets.  Set in the quiet Baobab Ridge residential area, the house sleeps 6 comfortably, with room for 2-3 extra mattresses.   There is a fully-equipped kitchen and open-plan lounge/dining room, a thatched outside gazebo and a swimming pool.  The services of a chef/cook may be hired, if required.

Sail with Elephants - an all-inclusive 3-night/4-day weekend family-fun sailing package on Lake Kariba which includes road transfers from Harare

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Email: pesha@mweb.co.zw
Web: www.pesha.co.zw

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View Sijarira Fishing Camp

Sijarira Fishing Camp

Sijaria Fishing Camp is situated on the southern shores of Lake Kariba about 20 kms east of Binga (Locstat:  South: 17 30 37; East: 27 29 41 )


It is a convenient and comfortable location for visitors to Victoria Falls to experience a few days' tigerfishing on the lake, and for 4x4 self-drivers to stopover along the long southern route linking Victoria  Falls with Kariba town.

The camp consists of beautiful, stilted, waterfront chalets with stunning views of the lake and spectacular sunsets.  There is an elegant dining-bar area, lake shore braai (barbeque) , fire pit and a pool overlooking the lake to cool off in the heat of the day, after battling with the famous tigerfish.   

Visitors can choose between self-catering or full board accommodation.  The cuisine is locally inspired and prepared to the highest standards by a talented chef who has been with the company for over decade. 

Camping facilities are available and boats may be hired for fishing or game viewing.

Hippos commonly visit the camp and can be heard munching around the chalets nightly, along with the other sounds of the night. 

Access is by air charter to a nearby airstrip, or in a 4x4 vehicle. The access road to Sijarira branches off from the "main" Hwange-Karoi gravel road about about halfway between the Binga and Chizarira turnoffs (Locstat South: 17 37 28; East: 27 36 19), and reaches the lake after a distance of approximately 25 kms.    

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Email: wayned@zol.co.zw
Web: www.jimbasafaris.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
 
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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Tiger Safaris

Tiger Safaris is one of the most established camps on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River.  Situated just downstream from the Chirundu border post,  our camp is equipped with everything you need - you won't have to worry about a thing. 

 
We have 6 beautiful chalets set on the banks of the Zambezi River where you will be able to relax, experience frequent visits by our local community (elephants, hippo and many others) and have the opportunity to catch one of the most exciting fresh water fish in the world, the Tiger Fish.

There’s nothing like waking up to a Great Zambezi sunrise or relaxing at the end of the day to the view of the sun stretching across the water. 

Our five thatched, riverside chalets are located approximately 2 km off the main road.  They can accommodate 6 in two bedrooms, each with a bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen.  There are also outside braai (barbeque) facilities and a swimming pool overlooking a waterhole.  Chalet 6 is located about 1 km away, but also right on the river, and is larger, accommodating up to 8 people.
 
We have boats for hire, together with guides, who will take you for a Tiger fishing experience you will never forget. Alternatively the area is wonderful for birdwatching, game viewing and photography.

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Email: travel@gotravel.co.zw
Web: www.tigersafaris.co.zw

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Warthogs Pub & Bushcamp

Nestled among mature Mopane trees on the shores of Lake Kariba, the new Warthogs Bush Camp is a small, friendly and rather unique camp, with beautiful views onto Lake Kariba. Ideally suited for the budget traveller, Warthogs offers its guests camping, tented accommodation and en-suite cabins.

A new addition in 2014, is Dombotombo Cottage" - a basic fisherman's retreat sleeping 6 pax, with 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) kitchen with fridge, freezer, gas cooker and microwave, pots/pans etc; another bathroom and a garden/braai area. It is set slightly away from the rest of the camp, so people staying there have their own “space”. 

The famous Warthogs Pub has been completely rebuilt on the new site.  It is open 24 hours a day for drinks and bar meals; from breakfasts and lunchtime snacks to homely dinners, and there is DSTv and internet access. 

There is plenty of game around, and if visitors want to walk to the shoreline, they might be lucky enough to catch a fish. Warthogs can also arrange canoe trips, game drives and houseboats for guests.  

The camp has its own affordable houseboat option for small groups who just want to spend a night or two on the lake. Wart-a-hogs is a “no frills” houseboat, but is fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen, cabin plus bedding, crockery and cutlery for up to 6 people.

Whether you want to have an offshore base for fishing, head off on a sunset cruise or just get out and relax on the water, Wart-a-Hogs gives you the freedom to enjoy being on the lake.

Warthogs can provide drinks and ice, hire out fishing rods and supply game blocks and worms. Just bring your food. With advance notice groceries can be ordered for you, so all you need to do is turn up with your cooler box ready for packing.

Come and meet real people at Warthogs!  We can take you to real places and show you real life!

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Email: relax@warthogs.co.zw
Web: www.warthogs.co.zw

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Lomagundi Lakeside

Self-catering chalets, camping, harbour facilities, boat hire, restaurant. 

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Email: lomagundi@zol.co.zw

 

MOTH Holiday Resort

Basic chalets, rooms & camping.

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Msuna Island

Variety of fishing lodges (mostly self-catering) on Msuna Island in the Zambezi River upstream from Mlibizi. Fuel available and boats for hire.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Tamarind Lodges

Basic self-catering chalets & cottages set in lush, shady gardens.  Suitable for families or large groups.

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Email: tamarind@zol.co.zw

 

Wild Heritage (Kariba)

Wild Heritage is a complex of attractive  thatched lodges/chalets/cottages situated at Charara on Lake Kariba several kilometers east of Kariba town.  Some of these are privately-owned or time-shared, and some are available for hire to self-catering families or small groups.  Advance booking is essential.

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Email: wildheritage@zol.co.zw

Self-catering

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Baobab Bookings

Baobab Bookings is an agency offering a selection of accommodation, houseboats, transfers and activities in and around Lake Kariba and other areas.

The core business of the company is the self-catering lodges at Charara – on the shores of Lake Kariba, east of Kariba town - Nzou Lodges, Wild Heritage Lodges and Cerruti Lodges.   On offer are 3 or 4 bedroom, fully-equipped, self-catering facilities each with its own chef; most have private swimming pools, some have air-conditioning. Gorgeous lake views; close encounters with wild life (elephant, zebra, hippo, jackal, buffalo, etc graze on the lawns).  Tender boats are available to hire for fishing, game viewing and recreational purposes.  Fishing rod hire is also available. 

Baobab Bookings is also an agent for the hire of houseboats in Binga (at the western end of the lake) and in Kariba town (at the eastern end, near the dam wall).  These include luxury and middle-of-the-range boats accommodating from 4 people up to 50 people.  A huge variety of houseboats is on offer.  Road transfers to or from the houseboats from either Lusaka or Harare can be arranged.

Victoria Falls or Livingstone accommodation at either hotel, lodge, self-catering or budget venues can be organised, including the various activities, airport transfers, etc.

Ferry bookings can be made, with all arrangements, including accommodation the night before, transfer to or from the Ferry etc taken care of.

Baobab Bookings are also agents for Fin's Fishing Safaris, who offer fully guided, fully catered, and personalized fishing safaris anywhere in Zimbabwe, but are specialists on Lake Kariba and the Zambezi River.

Suitable for both novice and seasoned anglers, Fin's Fishing Safaris are tailor-made to suit the client.  All accommodation, boats, drivers, experienced fishing guides, tackle, bait, catering and transfers can be arranged. 

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Email: loraine@baobabzim.com; hilary@baobabzim.com; harland@bsatt.com

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Chewore Lodge and Campsite

Chewore Lodge and Campsite is situated in a beautiful woodland setting at the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers.  This is a prime fishing and wildlife location within the Chewore Safari Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring Sapi Safari Area.   

The Campsite
There are 10 campsites which cater for up to 4 people each.  Campers are limited to bringing one boat per site. Each campsite has its own shower and toilet with an efficient wood-fired boiler for a hot shower in the cooler months. Each site has a braai/kitchen area with a 230-liter "Minus 40" deep freeze and plug point. During the night there are lights over the kitchen area and in the toilet / shower.  These are run by an inverter, so there is complete silence at night. Fuel, ice and firewood can be purchased on site. There is a communal swimming pool for all campsites.

The Lodge
This is an all-inclusive fishing camp for up to 8 guests that caters for your every need. The lodge comprises four double/twin chalets all with en-suite bathrooms, a central lounge, bar, swimming pool and dining area. There are two large, luxury, pontoon fishing boats fully equipped with fishing tackle and experienced drivers to take you out on the river for game viewing, fishing or a sundowner cruise. Game viewing and photographic opportunities are abundant in the area.

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Email: bookings@chewore.com; farida@chewore.com
Web: www.chewore.com

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Dzimbabwe Lodge, Kariba

Dzimbabwe Lodge offers fully-catered and/or self-catering accommodation in Kariba town in a relatively tranquil area with great views overlooking the lake.


The Zambian border is 10 minutes away.  Mana Pools is approx 4 hours away depending on road conditions and the Kariba Ferry to Mlibizi is also ten minutes away. 

The lodge currently offers a total of 10 rooms, with 6 new rooms under construction. 

The Main Lodge consists of 6 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, 2 generally equipped kitchens, 4 dining areas and 2 spacious lounges with DSTV. 

The adjacent Cottage has 4 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, a kitchen, lounge and a dining area. 

Dzimbabwe Lodge is very convenient for groups or families who can reserve the whole main lodge or cottage in order to have privacy. Wi-fi, Laundry Service, Secure parking, Room Service and Air- Conditioning are also available.

A resident family of hippos can be seen from the rooms or balconies from time to time.

The Lodge also owns Freestate Houseboat that can take 8-12 guests for charters on Lake Kariba.  For more information see this link  Freestate Houseboat

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Email: tmazvidza@dzimbabwelodge.com
Web: www.dzimbabwelodge.com

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Falcon Lodges & Campsite

We offer self catering double-bedroomed chalets with excellent views over the Zambezi River at Kanyemba, in the extreme northern corner of Zimbabwe.  These have recently been renovated and can accommodate up to 12 visitors in three separate chalets.

The chalets all have two double or twin bedrooms, a bath/shower, separate toilet, kitchen and sitting room. Each is fully furnished and equipped with electricity, utensils, refrigerators etc. Hot water is provided using a generator and boilers. There is DSTV in all the chalets.

A campsite for self-drivers is also available at very favourable rates with a central gazebo with ablutions currently under construction.   

For more information about air charter and Kariba ferry/boat services offered by the same company, see Falcon Air - DDF

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Email: ddffalconair@gmail.com
Web: www.falconair.co.zw

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Halsted Safaris

THE LODGE:
Quietly nestled behind indigenous trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, Halsted Safari lodge is the epitome of elegant bush style living, coupled with an unparalled setting and truly luxury finishes.

Four comfortable chalets, each with stylish en-suite bathrooms and private outside seating areas each face over the river. Facilities include hot & cold running water, 12-220v power points, crisp white linen and your laundry done daily. With two ¾ beds in each chalet, the camp caters for a total of eight guests at any one time. The perfect exclusive getaway.
Our central gathering point not only boasts a large lounge and entertainment deck, but also an enclosed family style dining area. During the heat of the day you may choose to enjoy cooling off in our pool overlooking the river. The lodge is equipped to run on solar, and is the first lodge in the area to be registered as eco-friendly with EMA ( Enviromental Management Agency).

We have a full compliment of well-trained staff. Our safari bush cooks are available to prepare, breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as snacks for any excursions. Internet Facilities are available at the lodge.

ACTIVITIES:
At Halsted Safaris we pride ourselves in being an upmarket fishing destination, targeting the aggressive tiger fish,
and a wide variety of other species, ( bream, barbel, cornish jack, squeakers).We are well prepared with equipment and vehicles, having three 15ft Fibrecraft Osprey boats each with 60Hp four stroke motors, equipped with all necessary fishing appliances. There is an abundance of wildlife along the banks of the Zambezi which can be viewed by boat. Dining in the wild, boat cruises, fishing, and game viewing, by boat, are activities on offer at Halsted Safaris.

LOCATION:
The camp is approximately 20 km downstream from Chirundu, situated in Mongwe. Mongwe is based in National parks Nyakasanga area, past Mana Pools security road. The access road for Mongwe is on the right hand side of the Main Harare- Chirundu road a few kilometers before reaching Chirundu. GPS co-ordinates are as follows, S15`56. 524`. E 028`59.556`. 

Air transfers can be arranged through Halsted's Aviation Corporation (HAC)Chirundu airstip is approximately 14kms away from camp. We do offer a transfer service to and from the airstrip.

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Email: paulilo@halstedsafaris.com
Web: www.halstedsafaris.com

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Jecha Point Fishing Lodge

At Jecha Point Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, downstream from the border town of Chirundu, we offer exclusive, wild, yet accessible accommodation which is clean and comfortable and set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

The lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in thatched chalets all with en-suite bathroom facilities and fans.  Four chalets sleep two guests each and our family chalet sleeps four adults.  Laundry is done on a daily basis.  Fully catered and semi-self catered options are available.

Jecha Point specializes in offering professional guiding to fly fishing enthusiasts focused on the mighty tiger fish and other exciting species.  We also also cater for conventional fisherman. 

We also offer photographic excursions (day trips) to Mana Pools, birding safaris, game walks, game viewing from an elevated platform and photographic boat cruises.

Our facilities are ideal as a quaint venue for small conferences and weddings and we offer personalised wedding planning and catering.

Guests visiting Jecha can expect to see wild elephants frequenting the camp on a daily basis, especially when the Acacia and Torchwood trees are in fruit.   The lodge is far enough away from Chirundu to have plenty of other game animals visiting the camp surrounds during the day and at night.  These can all be viewed safely from our elevated platform, which can seat up to 12 guests.

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Email: info@jechapoint.com
Web: www.jechapoint.com

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Lokuthula Lodges (Africa Albida Tourism)

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) is a hospitality group offering the cream of Southern Africa’s tourism products.  Units include its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club, RCI Gold Crown Resort, Lokuthula Lodges and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe, Botswana).  The luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Suites opened in December 2013.

Lokuthula Lodges 
Lokuthula Lodges are the highest quality and best located self-catering units in all of the Victoria Falls area. Set in a natural bush environment at the edge of the  Zambezi National Park and just 4 kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls, these rustic thatched time-share lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy and are an RCI* Gold Crown Resort (*Resort Condominium International), ranking the resort in the top 5% of 3,000 RCI resorts worldwide. 

The 2 and3-bedroomed lodges sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and are popular with families and groups as an affordable yet high quality accommodation option in Victoria Falls. The award-winning Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant are located on the same resort complex.  

A bed and breakfast option is also available at Lokuthula Lodges. The bed & breakfast units are furnished in a similar style to the rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with breakfast being served at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (located in the central block of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge).  

Facilities at Lokuthula include a residents’ lounge with satellite TV, pool and children’s pool, children’s playground, trampoline and volleyball court.  All lodges are split-level and open-fronted (with blinds) and have fans, direct dial telephones and wonderful views of the surrounding bush area. A nearby waterhole facilitates free movement of wildlife between the national park and the lodges, placing guests in harmony with nature.

Guests staying at Lokuthula have access to facilities at the adjacent Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, including restaurant, bar, internet lounge, activities desk and complimentary coach shuttle service to the town centre and the Victoria Falls Rainforest.

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Email: resweb@saflodge.co.zw
Web: www.africaalbidatourism.com

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Mlibizi/Msuna/Sidinda Accommodation

The little village of Mlibizi is the terminus for the passenger and vehicle ferry that plies Lake Kariba.  Link to Kariba from here on a 22-hour overnight journey on Kariba Ferries

The ferry departs at 9.00a.m. and passengers need to embark an hour before this.  It is usually convenient to stay overnight in Mlibizi before catching the ferry to Kariba. 

Mlibizi Resort is conveniently situated right next to the ferry terminus with a variety of basic, self-catering chalets, a campsite and pontoon boats for hire.

Various other privately-owned lodges, self-catering options and houseboats are available.  Recommended is Manzini Lodge.

Upstream from Mlibizi, within the Zambezi River itself, is Msuna Island, where a number of attractive fishing lodges are available on a self-catering basis, including Umfula, Jacana and Ndabiri Lodges.  

Even further upstream from Msuna Island on the downstream end of the Batoka Gorge some 80 kms below Victoria Falls, is Sidinda - a remote fishing location with an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Parks and Wildlife, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) is responsible for conserving Zimbabwe's wildlife resources, in National Parks, Protected Areas and on other state-owned land.

ZimParks has basic self-catering tourism lodges/cottages and campsite facilities for visitors in its properties throughout Zimbabwe.  All of these are situated in prime scenic and wildlife areas.  In the Victoria Falls, Kariba and Zambezi area facilities are as follows: 

Zambezi National Park (Vic Falls): lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge  (Direct booking contact:  chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite

Mana Pools National Park: campsite; lodges, cottages, exclusive camps (see maps right)

Chewore North Safari Area: campsite

BOOKINGS: 
Reservations for Parks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents. 
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.  

The correct e-mail address for National Park central reservations is: bookings@zimparks.co.zw   

Tel:  +263 4 706077/8   or  +263 4 707624-9

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.co.zw
Choice Mushunje: cmushunje@zimparks.co.zw

Linked stories:  

Mana Pools camping: some important things to note - June 2014

ZimParks Fees 2014

Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium on development

Boats at Mana Pools: First feedback

Walking in the Wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools

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Email: bookings@zimparks.co.zw
Web: www.zimparks.com

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Pesha Wildlife Safaris

Pesha Wildlife Safaris offer guided tours in and around Kariba and into the Zambezi Valley below the dam wall (including Mana Pools and up to Kanyemba). 
They also offer walking safaris, canoeing trips, camping safaris, self catering lodges, 3-4-day sailing packages, houseboat bookings and boat cruises.

Pesha Safaris' "Kariba Connection"  offers an executive transfer service  between Harare and Kariba and Lusaka and Kariba.  They also offer 4x4 road transfers from both Lusaka and Harare into Mana Pools National Park.  Refreshments on board and a trailer available if required.  Minimum 2 passengers on the Harare or Lusaka route, minimum 4 passengers into Mana Pools.

Pesha Self-Cater Holiday House in Kariba town is available for holiday lets.  Set in the quiet Baobab Ridge residential area, the house sleeps 6 comfortably, with room for 2-3 extra mattresses.   There is a fully-equipped kitchen and open-plan lounge/dining room, a thatched outside gazebo and a swimming pool.  The services of a chef/cook may be hired, if required.

Sail with Elephants - an all-inclusive 3-night/4-day weekend family-fun sailing package on Lake Kariba which includes road transfers from Harare

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Email: pesha@mweb.co.zw
Web: www.pesha.co.zw

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Sail with Elephants

Give your family and friends a great new holiday experience.  Take them sailing on Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba!

Sail with Elephants have six yachts and we welcome you aboard!  Slip along on the wind, relax and unwind, enjoy the wild animals on the shore, even fish if you wish!  Make the yacht and the holiday your own for a few lazy days on Africa's most unique and pristine lake.  Nature will never have been so close.

Our comfortable catamaran yachts are perfect for groups, families and those wanting to learn to sail, as they are stable and easy to handle.  Two cabins and a spacious deck sleep four comfortably - six if there are children.  Each boat needs a skipper - either one of you with at least dinghy experience - or we can supply a sailor for you.  We think that sailing and walking is the best combination, and can supply a Professional Guide who can walk with you and teach you a good deal about the bush.  Very often the Guide is a sailor too!

You can choose between a full holiday package (including flights and additional destinations e.g. Victoria Falls) or a self-drive option.  Sailing trips can be fully-catered or you can choose to bring your own food and drink.  The galley has a two-plate stove and there is braai (barbeque) equipment and an ice-locker for cold drinks.  We have a competant chef who can take over all the kitchen work for you - he can be based on a separate support boat - the Mother ship, with a Guide and a Sailor, if you wish.  

Put this together with the wonderful backdrop of Kariba's blue waters and life looks pretty good!  The Mothership crew can be used by several boats that sail together as a flotilla.  

Here's what people have said about their experience:- 

"What I experienced on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe can be described as unique.  We were as close to elephant, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck, hippopotamus and crocodile as I think is humanly possible until Noah returns with his Ark."

"Believe me it is not only the game. Vast stretches of blue water, sandy beaches, snug coves, a multitude of islands, lagoons and fjord-like gorges...."

"The climate is wonderful, ideally suited to life outdoors. Endless blue skies, with a good breeze for enjoyable sailing in the mornings, giving way to afternoons spent watching wildlife ... "  "You really don't need to be an experienced yachtsman."


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Email: sailwithelephants@gmail.com
Web: www.sailwithelephants.com

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Sunpath Safaris

Tented camps, canoe safaris and wilderness walking trails in the Zambezi Valley and houseboats on Lake Kariba.  Our small, hands-on team has been giving lovers of wild places a true wilderness experience for 30 years. Our guides will share their vast knowledge of the flora and fauna with you. We keep wilderness wild and leave a minimal environmental footprint.  

Tented camps - Mana Pools (Camp Zambezi) and Chitake Springs (Camp Chitake).  Fully backed-up, all-inclusive, mobile camps accompanied by professional guides.  An "up close and personal" wildlife experience.  

Self-drive tented camps - We will set up our full tented camp in Mana Pools to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Just bring your own food and drinks. Staff will be on-site to assist. Contact us for more information.

Wilderness walking trails - these are a new introduction in the Mana Pools and Matusadona National Parks.   Enjoy a truly wild experience hiking/backpacking for several days and camping out wild in the Park accompanied by an experienced Pro-Guide.

Canoe safaris - Zambezi River  - Chirundu to Mana Pools, Mana to Chewore - semi-participatory, expeditionary-styled adventures.  The Mana Shoreline combination canoeing and walking trails offer more comfort as the trail is fully backed up and camp is set up at each night stop. 

Houseboat safaris on Lake Kariba:  In partnership with Unique Boat Safaris we have access to two houseboats on Lake Kariba - perfect for fishing, game viewing and walking safaris in the Matusadona National Park. 

Zambezi expedition - Cruise on a houseboat on Lake Kariba, walk in the Matusadona National Park, canoe the Zambezi River, stay in our tented camps on the Zambezi and/or at Chitake Springs and end with a visit to the world renowned Victoria Falls. A tailor-made itinerary can be planned.

Photographic Safaris - Mana Pools offers unique landscape and wildlife photo opportunities.  Join us with a professional Photographic Guide and paddle up close to elephant and hippo or walk up to lion, wild dog, cheetah or elephant.  Spend time in any of our camps or go all out and experience the Zambezi Photographic Expedition


 




 

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Email: sunsafreservations@gmail.com
Web: www.sunpathsafaris.com

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Tiger Safaris

Tiger Safaris is one of the most established camps on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River.  Situated just downstream from the Chirundu border post,  our camp is equipped with everything you need - you won't have to worry about a thing. 

 
We have 6 beautiful chalets set on the banks of the Zambezi River where you will be able to relax, experience frequent visits by our local community (elephants, hippo and many others) and have the opportunity to catch one of the most exciting fresh water fish in the world, the Tiger Fish.

There’s nothing like waking up to a Great Zambezi sunrise or relaxing at the end of the day to the view of the sun stretching across the water. 

Our five thatched, riverside chalets are located approximately 2 km off the main road.  They can accommodate 6 in two bedrooms, each with a bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen.  There are also outside braai (barbeque) facilities and a swimming pool overlooking a waterhole.  Chalet 6 is located about 1 km away, but also right on the river, and is larger, accommodating up to 8 people.
 
We have boats for hire, together with guides, who will take you for a Tiger fishing experience you will never forget. Alternatively the area is wonderful for birdwatching, game viewing and photography.

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Email: travel@gotravel.co.zw
Web: www.tigersafaris.co.zw

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Warthogs Pub & Bushcamp

Nestled among mature Mopane trees on the shores of Lake Kariba, the new Warthogs Bush Camp is a small, friendly and rather unique camp, with beautiful views onto Lake Kariba. Ideally suited for the budget traveller, Warthogs offers its guests camping, tented accommodation and en-suite cabins.

A new addition in 2014, is Dombotombo Cottage" - a basic fisherman's retreat sleeping 6 pax, with 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) kitchen with fridge, freezer, gas cooker and microwave, pots/pans etc; another bathroom and a garden/braai area. It is set slightly away from the rest of the camp, so people staying there have their own “space”. 

The famous Warthogs Pub has been completely rebuilt on the new site.  It is open 24 hours a day for drinks and bar meals; from breakfasts and lunchtime snacks to homely dinners, and there is DSTv and internet access. 

There is plenty of game around, and if visitors want to walk to the shoreline, they might be lucky enough to catch a fish. Warthogs can also arrange canoe trips, game drives and houseboats for guests.  

The camp has its own affordable houseboat option for small groups who just want to spend a night or two on the lake. Wart-a-hogs is a “no frills” houseboat, but is fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen, cabin plus bedding, crockery and cutlery for up to 6 people.

Whether you want to have an offshore base for fishing, head off on a sunset cruise or just get out and relax on the water, Wart-a-Hogs gives you the freedom to enjoy being on the lake.

Warthogs can provide drinks and ice, hire out fishing rods and supply game blocks and worms. Just bring your food. With advance notice groceries can be ordered for you, so all you need to do is turn up with your cooler box ready for packing.

Come and meet real people at Warthogs!  We can take you to real places and show you real life!

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Email: relax@warthogs.co.zw
Web: www.warthogs.co.zw

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Wild Dog Tours

Wild Dog Tours is a booking agency for self catering accommodation, houseboat bookings and management in and around Kariba.  

We are also agents for Nyamoumba Fishing & Birding Lodge on the Zambezi River just outside the Kariba Gorge.

There are 6 self catering houses available varying in size.  Wild Dog Tours manages 5 houseboats, however, bookings for other boats can be done at the same rates offered by service providers.

Wild Dog Tours offers a professional and personal service to its clients and can assist in all kinds of requests, including 
organising

Catering
Drinks, ice & bait orders
Fishing rod hire

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Email: nixblyth@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/Wild Dog Tours

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Zim 4x4

ZIM4X4 provides a range of services to responsible, wilderness-sensitive 4x4 owners who wish to visit the Kariba and Zambezi Valley region of Zimbabwe.
 
Accompanied self-drive tours are led by Dick Pitman, former Director of The Zambezi Society and an experienced 4x4 driver, author and wilderness photographer.  Tours can also include walking, canoeing, sailing and houseboating using qualified professional guides and other specialists as required.

A reliable 4x4 vehicle fully-kitted for camping is available for hire to clients wishing to take a ZIM4x4 tour, but who do not have their own vehicle.

The World Heritage Safari - includes Mana Pools and other, less well-known parts of the 6000 sq.km UNESCO Middle Zambezi World Heritage Site.

 

Videos: 

Mana in April


Linked news stories:

Putting Zim back on the Map

Zim4x4 Code of  Conduct for driving in wild areas

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Email: info@zim4x4.co.zw; pitman@zol.co.zw
Web: www.zim4x4.co.zw

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Msuna Island

Variety of fishing lodges (mostly self-catering) on Msuna Island in the Zambezi River upstream from Mlibizi. Fuel available and boats for hire.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Tamarind Lodges

Basic self-catering chalets & cottages set in lush, shady gardens.  Suitable for families or large groups.

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Email: tamarind@zol.co.zw

 

Wild Heritage (Kariba)

Wild Heritage is a complex of attractive  thatched lodges/chalets/cottages situated at Charara on Lake Kariba several kilometers east of Kariba town.  Some of these are privately-owned or time-shared, and some are available for hire to self-catering families or small groups.  Advance booking is essential.

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Email: wildheritage@zol.co.zw

Campsites

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Chewore Lodge and Campsite

Chewore Lodge and Campsite is situated in a beautiful woodland setting at the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers.  This is a prime fishing and wildlife location within the Chewore Safari Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring Sapi Safari Area.   

The Campsite
There are 10 campsites which cater for up to 4 people each.  Campers are limited to bringing one boat per site. Each campsite has its own shower and toilet with an efficient wood-fired boiler for a hot shower in the cooler months. Each site has a braai/kitchen area with a 230-liter "Minus 40" deep freeze and plug point. During the night there are lights over the kitchen area and in the toilet / shower.  These are run by an inverter, so there is complete silence at night. Fuel, ice and firewood can be purchased on site. There is a communal swimming pool for all campsites.

The Lodge
This is an all-inclusive fishing camp for up to 8 guests that caters for your every need. The lodge comprises four double/twin chalets all with en-suite bathrooms, a central lounge, bar, swimming pool and dining area. There are two large, luxury, pontoon fishing boats fully equipped with fishing tackle and experienced drivers to take you out on the river for game viewing, fishing or a sundowner cruise. Game viewing and photographic opportunities are abundant in the area.

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Email: bookings@chewore.com; farida@chewore.com
Web: www.chewore.com

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Falcon Lodges & Campsite

We offer self catering double-bedroomed chalets with excellent views over the Zambezi River at Kanyemba, in the extreme northern corner of Zimbabwe.  These have recently been renovated and can accommodate up to 12 visitors in three separate chalets.

The chalets all have two double or twin bedrooms, a bath/shower, separate toilet, kitchen and sitting room. Each is fully furnished and equipped with electricity, utensils, refrigerators etc. Hot water is provided using a generator and boilers. There is DSTV in all the chalets.

A campsite for self-drivers is also available at very favourable rates with a central gazebo with ablutions currently under construction.   

For more information about air charter and Kariba ferry/boat services offered by the same company, see Falcon Air - DDF

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Email: ddffalconair@gmail.com
Web: www.falconair.co.zw

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Gorges Lodge (Imvelo Safaris)

GORGES LODGE  has arguably the most spectacular views in Southern Africa and offers a unique Victoria Falls experience from a peaceful and idyllic base on the edge of the Batoka Gorge.

The main lodge area and the ten stone under thatch chalets are set in a magnificent and lush indigenous garden with stunning views across the gorge and of the pounding Zambezi River 200 metres below - truly breathtaking!

Location: 
• 10km downstream from the Victoria Falls
• 22 km road transfer from Victoria Falls   
• 19 km road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport
 
Accommodation:
• 2 x Single Storey Honeymoon Suites 
• 4 x Single Storey Twin Bedded Suites
• 4 x Double Storey Twin Bedded Suites

All the chalets have thatched roofs, en suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet, overhead fans, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and excellent gorge views.  The double storey chalets have an upstairs bedroom and balcony and a downstairs changing room that can be converted to a child’s room. 

Facilities: 
• Main lodge comprising open-fronted thatch roof building with teak viewing deck in the bar area,  separate lounge with fire place and dining room with fantastic gorge views
• Limited cell phone reception and limited WiFi in public areas
• Swimming pool 

Activities:
All Victoria Falls activities are available upon request.

Activities to choose from at Gorges Lodge include:
A guided gorge walk
Black eagle viewing with sundowners (not guaranteed and limited by rain and/or lack of wind)
Village visit and school tour
Traditional dancing performance 

Guests receive one free complimentary return town transfer per paying night.

Conservation & Social investment:
Birds of Prey: Imvelo’s presence and supervision in the area includes monitoring and protection of all raptor nests along our section of the gorge as well as a serious education program amongst villagers as to the benefits and role of raptors. 

Access:
• 30 minute road transfer from Victoria Falls town or airport – this transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
• 4 ½ hr road transfer from Bulawayo or Bomani – this transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
• Self drive: lodge co-ordinates  s17 59 49 e025 56 36. 
Directions: On the Bulawayo / Victoria Falls tar road- 12 kms out of Victoria Falls town, a turn to the east – marked Deka and Gorges Lodge – turn down this gravel all weather road and drive for 11.2 kilometres. There is a sign marking the turn northwards to Gorges Lodge – 2.4 km. (Gorges Deka road turn off: S 18 degrees 00.336 minutes E 025 degrees 55.565 minutes)
• Victoria Falls Airport - is a 30 minute drive from the lodge.

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Email: reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com
Web: www.imvelosafarilodges.com

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Mlibizi/Msuna/Sidinda Accommodation

The little village of Mlibizi is the terminus for the passenger and vehicle ferry that plies Lake Kariba.  Link to Kariba from here on a 22-hour overnight journey on Kariba Ferries

The ferry departs at 9.00a.m. and passengers need to embark an hour before this.  It is usually convenient to stay overnight in Mlibizi before catching the ferry to Kariba. 

Mlibizi Resort is conveniently situated right next to the ferry terminus with a variety of basic, self-catering chalets, a campsite and pontoon boats for hire.

Various other privately-owned lodges, self-catering options and houseboats are available.  Recommended is Manzini Lodge.

Upstream from Mlibizi, within the Zambezi River itself, is Msuna Island, where a number of attractive fishing lodges are available on a self-catering basis, including Umfula, Jacana and Ndabiri Lodges.  

Even further upstream from Msuna Island on the downstream end of the Batoka Gorge some 80 kms below Victoria Falls, is Sidinda - a remote fishing location with an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
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Parks and Wildlife, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) is responsible for conserving Zimbabwe's wildlife resources, in National Parks, Protected Areas and on other state-owned land.

ZimParks has basic self-catering tourism lodges/cottages and campsite facilities for visitors in its properties throughout Zimbabwe.  All of these are situated in prime scenic and wildlife areas.  In the Victoria Falls, Kariba and Zambezi area facilities are as follows: 

Zambezi National Park (Vic Falls): lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge  (Direct booking contact:  chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite

Mana Pools National Park: campsite; lodges, cottages, exclusive camps (see maps right)

Chewore North Safari Area: campsite

BOOKINGS: 
Reservations for Parks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents. 
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.  

The correct e-mail address for National Park central reservations is: bookings@zimparks.co.zw   

Tel:  +263 4 706077/8   or  +263 4 707624-9

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.co.zw
Choice Mushunje: cmushunje@zimparks.co.zw

Linked stories:  

Mana Pools camping: some important things to note - June 2014

ZimParks Fees 2014

Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium on development

Boats at Mana Pools: First feedback

Walking in the Wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools

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Email: bookings@zimparks.co.zw
Web: www.zimparks.com

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Sijarira Fishing Camp

Sijaria Fishing Camp is situated on the southern shores of Lake Kariba about 20 kms east of Binga (Locstat:  South: 17 30 37; East: 27 29 41 )


It is a convenient and comfortable location for visitors to Victoria Falls to experience a few days' tigerfishing on the lake, and for 4x4 self-drivers to stopover along the long southern route linking Victoria  Falls with Kariba town.

The camp consists of beautiful, stilted, waterfront chalets with stunning views of the lake and spectacular sunsets.  There is an elegant dining-bar area, lake shore braai (barbeque) , fire pit and a pool overlooking the lake to cool off in the heat of the day, after battling with the famous tigerfish.   

Visitors can choose between self-catering or full board accommodation.  The cuisine is locally inspired and prepared to the highest standards by a talented chef who has been with the company for over decade. 

Camping facilities are available and boats may be hired for fishing or game viewing.

Hippos commonly visit the camp and can be heard munching around the chalets nightly, along with the other sounds of the night. 

Access is by air charter to a nearby airstrip, or in a 4x4 vehicle. The access road to Sijarira branches off from the "main" Hwange-Karoi gravel road about about halfway between the Binga and Chizarira turnoffs (Locstat South: 17 37 28; East: 27 36 19), and reaches the lake after a distance of approximately 25 kms.    

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Email: wayned@zol.co.zw
Web: www.jimbasafaris.com

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Warthogs Pub & Bushcamp

Nestled among mature Mopane trees on the shores of Lake Kariba, the new Warthogs Bush Camp is a small, friendly and rather unique camp, with beautiful views onto Lake Kariba. Ideally suited for the budget traveller, Warthogs offers its guests camping, tented accommodation and en-suite cabins.

A new addition in 2014, is Dombotombo Cottage" - a basic fisherman's retreat sleeping 6 pax, with 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) kitchen with fridge, freezer, gas cooker and microwave, pots/pans etc; another bathroom and a garden/braai area. It is set slightly away from the rest of the camp, so people staying there have their own “space”. 

The famous Warthogs Pub has been completely rebuilt on the new site.  It is open 24 hours a day for drinks and bar meals; from breakfasts and lunchtime snacks to homely dinners, and there is DSTv and internet access. 

There is plenty of game around, and if visitors want to walk to the shoreline, they might be lucky enough to catch a fish. Warthogs can also arrange canoe trips, game drives and houseboats for guests.  

The camp has its own affordable houseboat option for small groups who just want to spend a night or two on the lake. Wart-a-hogs is a “no frills” houseboat, but is fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen, cabin plus bedding, crockery and cutlery for up to 6 people.

Whether you want to have an offshore base for fishing, head off on a sunset cruise or just get out and relax on the water, Wart-a-Hogs gives you the freedom to enjoy being on the lake.

Warthogs can provide drinks and ice, hire out fishing rods and supply game blocks and worms. Just bring your food. With advance notice groceries can be ordered for you, so all you need to do is turn up with your cooler box ready for packing.

Come and meet real people at Warthogs!  We can take you to real places and show you real life!

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Email: relax@warthogs.co.zw
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Chinhoyi

Town en route to Kariba/Chirundu/Mana Pools.  115 kms from Harare, 425 kms from Bulawayo.

Fuel, supermarkets, ice, fishing worms, Chinhoyi Caves - National Park property (limestone caves with deep blue underground pool)

Accommodation options: 

Chinhoyi Caves Hotel:  A few kms outside Chinhoyi town towards Chirundu.  Basic but clean and comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, restaurant, bar. E-mail: gmusimwa@gmail.com Tel: +263 67 27779 or Cell: +263 772 658558 

Orange Grove Motel:  Just outside Chinhoyi town towards Chirundu.  Basic but clean and comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, restaurant, bar.   Motel Mobile:  +263 772 695426  or +263 782 004126   E-mail: marketing@orangegrove.co.zw

Chinhoyi Caves National Park campsite: basic camping facilities next to main road and caves.  Contact: bookings@zimparks.co.zw 

Chinhoyi University of Technology Hotel:  accommodation and conference facilities available.  Contact hotel@cut.ac.zw  or cuthotel@gmail.com  





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Lomagundi Lakeside

Self-catering chalets, camping, harbour facilities, boat hire, restaurant. 

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Email: lomagundi@zol.co.zw

 

Mopani Bay Campsite

Kariba lakeside camping ground with bar

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MOTH Holiday Resort

Basic chalets, rooms & camping.

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Caravan Sites

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Parks and Wildlife, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) is responsible for conserving Zimbabwe's wildlife resources, in National Parks, Protected Areas and on other state-owned land.

ZimParks has basic self-catering tourism lodges/cottages and campsite facilities for visitors in its properties throughout Zimbabwe.  All of these are situated in prime scenic and wildlife areas.  In the Victoria Falls, Kariba and Zambezi area facilities are as follows: 

Zambezi National Park (Vic Falls): lodges, fishing camps, campsites and picnic sites

Kariba Nyanyana: campsite and 6-bed lodge  (Direct booking contact:  chararasafari@gmail.com )

Matusadona National Park : campsite and two exclusive lodges 

Chizarira National Park: campsites

Marongora: campsite

Chinhoyi Caves: campsite

Mana Pools National Park: campsite; lodges, cottages, exclusive camps (see maps right)

Chewore North Safari Area: campsite

BOOKINGS: 
Reservations for Parks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents. 
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.  

The correct e-mail address for National Park central reservations is: bookings@zimparks.co.zw   

Tel:  +263 4 706077/8   or  +263 4 707624-9

You can also contact the following reservations clerks direct:
Christina Mhuriro: cmhuriro@zimparks.co.zw
Choice Mushunje: cmushunje@zimparks.co.zw

Linked stories:  

Mana Pools camping: some important things to note - June 2014

ZimParks Fees 2014

Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium on development

Boats at Mana Pools: First feedback

Walking in the Wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools

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Email: bookings@zimparks.co.zw
Web: www.zimparks.com

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Houseboats

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Binga Accommodation

Recommended accommodation options for visitors to Binga: 

Masumu Lodge: Lakeside lodge and camping with beautiful lakeside setting.  Simple catering or self-catering options available. Fishing boats for hire.  Access road requires sturdy 4x4 for the last 4 kms

Private House: self-catering lakeside lodge - sleeps 8.

Also available are Kulizwe and Chilila self-catering chalet resorts and Binga Rest Camp and campsite near the Binga hotsprings. 

Various houseboats are also available for hire in Binga e.g. Catalina, Mermaid, Ponty and Abangane.

Fuel is generally available in Binga.  

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Email: afspec@yoafrica.com
Web: www.africa-spectacular.com

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Blue Water Charters

Blue Water Charters is situated in Andora Harbour, Kariba, and offers houseboat charters, ice, beers, minerals, fishing bait and kapenta on a delivery and sale or return basis.  We also offer boat storage, slip and launching, boat maintenance and repairs.

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View Dunhu Ramambo & Umbohza Houseboats - The Chief's Collection

Dunhu Ramambo & Umbohza Houseboats - The Chief's Collection

Dunhu Ramambo - The Chief's Collection is the name given to a group of Zimbabwe's most prestigious safari options - Umbozha Houseboats on Lake Kariba.  

These houseboats are owned by Dunhu Ramambo, the Chief’s Collection along with 3 lodges, Pamuzinda, Chengeta and Shumba situated in Selous about 80kms south-west of Harare.

Umbohza   This large boat which has cabin-space for 28 people in cabins (34 max) is the flagship of this fleet.  Newly completed, it has been  fitted to the highest standards of luxury, with 5 x family cabins (each with a double bed & 2 bunk beds); 2 x twin bedded cabins and 2 master suites with queen-size beds.   All rooms are air-conditioned.  There is a large, central lounge/bar/dining area with a flat-screen TV and two outside deck areas, a pool and an upper deck.  There are two tender boats and four crew members.

The Karabezi is one of the largest pontoons on Kariba.  Facilities include 5 rooms en suite, sleeping up to 20 people comfortably, two family / executive suites, a large bar area and TV lounge and a Jacuzzi.  There are two tender boats and four crew members.

The Liberty Bell is a smart steel Catamaran that is beautifully furnished and practically fitted out.  This vessel can sleep eight guests in two front cabins with double beds and two rear cabins with single beds.  There is a sun deck, Jacuzzi and air conditioned main area.

Take it Away is a large, pontoon-style boat, sleeping eight guests in four double cabins, with space to sleep four more people on the expansive upper deck.  She is currently undergoing refurbishment to match the same standards as the other boats in the fleet.

Another pontoon houseboat Shikra (up to 40 pax) is currently being refurbished.

These housboats are owned by Chengeta Safari Lodge an exclusive 16- roomed safari hideaway situated on a 7800-acre wildlife sanctuary near the town of Selous some 80 kms south-west of Harare.  Situated at the foot of a granite kopje, admist indigenous trees and a tropical landscaped garden, this makes an excellent stop-over for self-drive visitors from South Africa who do not wish to stop in Harare.   

Similarly, Pamuzinda Safari Lodge, run by the same company, boasts 12 individual lodges that look out onto lush riverine woodland overlooking the Serui River some 8 kms from Selous on the Ngezi Mine Road.

For more information about Shumba Guest Lodge, follow our website link.

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Email: reservations@dunhuramambo.com
Web: www.dunhuramambo.com

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Freestate Houseboat

Freestate Houseboat is berthed at Chawara Harbour in Kariba, and sleeps 8-12 people sharing.


The boat has 2 x double bedded air conditioned cabins, 1 x double bedded cabin with fan, 1 x twin bedded cabin with fan, 2 separate showers and 2 separate toilets.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove and 2 deep freezers that run on a generator. 

There is a spacious top deck with dining area, bar, braai stand, splash pool and wheel house which can sleep 4 guests.
 
The boat and comes with a crew of 3 comprising a cook, deckhand and the Captain. A 5m tender boat is available for fishing and game viewing, captained by a crew member.

Freestate runs on 2 x 87HP Perkins Diesel engines with a cruising speed of 8-10 knots. She has freshwater tanks that are adequate for a ten day cruise. 

The owners of Freestate Houseboat also offer accommodation in Kariba at Dzimbabwe Lodge.  For more info, see this link: Dzimbabwe Lodge 

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Email: tmazvidza@dzimbabwelodge.com
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Marineland

Marineland is the largest single marina and harbour facility in Kariba town, with a customer friendly environment and service orientated attendance open from 7.30am to 5pm daily.

It has a portfolio of more than 30 houseboats available for chartering and provides a full range of all boating related facilities within its harbour to make your planning and lake experience a pleasure.  Harbour facilities include:

mooring and storage of houseboats and speedboats,

chartering of all types of houseboats,

boat launching, 

hire of fishing boats and rods,

all types of fishing bait,

bottle store and ice supplies,

basic supplies shop for all essentials and gas,

fuel jetty with oils,

secure overnight guarded vehicle parking,

lake transfers to the various hotels and resorts,

laundry,

catering,

boat repairs

Marineland also offers an efficient road transfer service from Lusaka or Harare to Kariba on comfortable air conditioned buses, with refreshments on board.

With this comprehensive selection of services on offer to Kariba visitors, Marineland describes itself as "Your Gateway to Kariba".

In addition to the booking contact details below, please note the following e-mail addresses:-

General Manager: gm@marineland.co.zw

Accounts: accounts@marineland.co,.zw 

Harbourmaster: harbourmaster@marineland.co.zw   ( all info regarding mooring )

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Email: bookings@marineland.co.zw; bookings2@marineland.co.zw
Web: www.marineland.co.zw

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Mlibizi/Msuna/Sidinda Accommodation

The little village of Mlibizi is the terminus for the passenger and vehicle ferry that plies Lake Kariba.  Link to Kariba from here on a 22-hour overnight journey on Kariba Ferries

The ferry departs at 9.00a.m. and passengers need to embark an hour before this.  It is usually convenient to stay overnight in Mlibizi before catching the ferry to Kariba. 

Mlibizi Resort is conveniently situated right next to the ferry terminus with a variety of basic, self-catering chalets, a campsite and pontoon boats for hire.

Various other privately-owned lodges, self-catering options and houseboats are available.  Recommended is Manzini Lodge.

Upstream from Mlibizi, within the Zambezi River itself, is Msuna Island, where a number of attractive fishing lodges are available on a self-catering basis, including Umfula, Jacana and Ndabiri Lodges.  

Even further upstream from Msuna Island on the downstream end of the Batoka Gorge some 80 kms below Victoria Falls, is Sidinda - a remote fishing location with an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River.

Contact the following agent for more information and bookings:-

Africa Spectacular

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Rhino Rendezvous

Established in 1992 Rhino Rendezvous is the leading Boat Chartering Agency in Zimbabwe.
 
We offer self catering or all inclusive boat charters on Lake Kariba from top luxury to family boats and can cater for corporate trips.
 
All our boats come with fully trained crew and tender boats for fishing and game viewing. Lake Kariba is known for its abundance of wildlife and famous for its Tiger Fishing.
 
From the luxury of your own boat watch the elephants, antelope, hippos and even experience a lion kill. Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets where the sublime peace and tranquility is broken only by the plaintive calls of the wild.
 
The memories will linger with you....

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Email: rhinoren@junglecomms.com
Web: www.houseboatsonkariba.com

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Sunpath Safaris

Tented camps, canoe safaris and wilderness walking trails in the Zambezi Valley and houseboats on Lake Kariba.  Our small, hands-on team has been giving lovers of wild places a true wilderness experience for 30 years. Our guides will share their vast knowledge of the flora and fauna with you. We keep wilderness wild and leave a minimal environmental footprint.  

Tented camps - Mana Pools (Camp Zambezi) and Chitake Springs (Camp Chitake).  Fully backed-up, all-inclusive, mobile camps accompanied by professional guides.  An "up close and personal" wildlife experience.  

Self-drive tented camps - We will set up our full tented camp in Mana Pools to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Just bring your own food and drinks. Staff will be on-site to assist. Contact us for more information.

Wilderness walking trails - these are a new introduction in the Mana Pools and Matusadona National Parks.   Enjoy a truly wild experience hiking/backpacking for several days and camping out wild in the Park accompanied by an experienced Pro-Guide.

Canoe safaris - Zambezi River  - Chirundu to Mana Pools, Mana to Chewore - semi-participatory, expeditionary-styled adventures.  The Mana Shoreline combination canoeing and walking trails offer more comfort as the trail is fully backed up and camp is set up at each night stop. 

Houseboat safaris on Lake Kariba:  In partnership with Unique Boat Safaris we have access to two houseboats on Lake Kariba - perfect for fishing, game viewing and walking safaris in the Matusadona National Park. 

Zambezi expedition - Cruise on a houseboat on Lake Kariba, walk in the Matusadona National Park, canoe the Zambezi River, stay in our tented camps on the Zambezi and/or at Chitake Springs and end with a visit to the world renowned Victoria Falls. A tailor-made itinerary can be planned.

Photographic Safaris - Mana Pools offers unique landscape and wildlife photo opportunities.  Join us with a professional Photographic Guide and paddle up close to elephant and hippo or walk up to lion, wild dog, cheetah or elephant.  Spend time in any of our camps or go all out and experience the Zambezi Photographic Expedition


 




 

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Email: sunsafreservations@gmail.com
Web: www.sunpathsafaris.com

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Warthogs Pub & Bushcamp

Nestled among mature Mopane trees on the shores of Lake Kariba, the new Warthogs Bush Camp is a small, friendly and rather unique camp, with beautiful views onto Lake Kariba. Ideally suited for the budget traveller, Warthogs offers its guests camping, tented accommodation and en-suite cabins.

A new addition in 2014, is Dombotombo Cottage" - a basic fisherman's retreat sleeping 6 pax, with 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) kitchen with fridge, freezer, gas cooker and microwave, pots/pans etc; another bathroom and a garden/braai area. It is set slightly away from the rest of the camp, so people staying there have their own “space”. 

The famous Warthogs Pub has been completely rebuilt on the new site.  It is open 24 hours a day for drinks and bar meals; from breakfasts and lunchtime snacks to homely dinners, and there is DSTv and internet access. 

There is plenty of game around, and if visitors want to walk to the shoreline, they might be lucky enough to catch a fish. Warthogs can also arrange canoe trips, game drives and houseboats for guests.  

The camp has its own affordable houseboat option for small groups who just want to spend a night or two on the lake. Wart-a-hogs is a “no frills” houseboat, but is fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen, cabin plus bedding, crockery and cutlery for up to 6 people.

Whether you want to have an offshore base for fishing, head off on a sunset cruise or just get out and relax on the water, Wart-a-Hogs gives you the freedom to enjoy being on the lake.

Warthogs can provide drinks and ice, hire out fishing rods and supply game blocks and worms. Just bring your food. With advance notice groceries can be ordered for you, so all you need to do is turn up with your cooler box ready for packing.

Come and meet real people at Warthogs!  We can take you to real places and show you real life!

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Email: relax@warthogs.co.zw
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Wild Dog Tours

Wild Dog Tours is a booking agency for self catering accommodation, houseboat bookings and management in and around Kariba.  

We are also agents for Nyamoumba Fishing & Birding Lodge on the Zambezi River just outside the Kariba Gorge.

There are 6 self catering houses available varying in size.  Wild Dog Tours manages 5 houseboats, however, bookings for other boats can be done at the same rates offered by service providers.

Wild Dog Tours offers a professional and personal service to its clients and can assist in all kinds of requests, including 
organising

Catering
Drinks, ice & bait orders
Fishing rod hire

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Email: nixblyth@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/Wild Dog Tours

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Zambezi Trader

The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship based on Lake Kariba.  The ship can carry up to 150 people on a day trip or sleep 50 guests in its 23 cabins which all have air con or fans.   

The Trader is ideal for wedding celebrations and conferences or just the gathering of friends and family for a fabulous holiday cruise. We have joint venture arrangements with lodges along the lake in the Bumi and Matusadona areas, to accommodate large numbers.  Guests can also take advantage of the many activities that the lake has to offer: fishing, game viewing, sailing, house-boating, walking and photographic safaris.   The ship has 4 top class tender boats which will accommodate 50 passengers. We offer flexible packages including transfers, day cruises, and corporate excursions.

The ship will run the full length of the Lake between Kariba and Msuna, should visitors wish to come from or go to Hwange or the Victoria Falls.

The Zambezi Trader's excellent facilities will ensure that passengers have a wonderful cruise while enjoying some of Africa's most spectacular destinations. Our staff are friendly and helpful and make sure that your every need is taken care of. Come and relax while enjoying an exhilarating holiday on board the Zambezi Trader!

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Email: info@zambezitrader.co.zw
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Zambuka Houseboat Group Safaris

Fun-filled family holidays on four great air-conditioned pontoon houseboats:-

Karibeer  - 6 in cabins and max 14
Tantalika - 8 in cabins and max 12
Sundowner - 8 in cabins and max 20
Zambuka - 8 in cabins max 16

Staff take the clients game viewing and fishing.  There are two pontoon tender boats. 

All the houseboats are available on a self-cater or fully-catered basis. Chefs prepared delicious meals.

Every boat is equipped with a splash pool to cool down. Tantalika, Sundowner and Zambuka also have swimming cages.

Catering, drinks, ice, bait, and fishing rods and tackle can be arranged.

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Email: zambukaboat@gmail.com
Web: www.karibahouseboat.co.za

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Sailboats

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Sail with Elephants

Give your family and friends a great new holiday experience.  Take them sailing on Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba!

Sail with Elephants have six yachts and we welcome you aboard!  Slip along on the wind, relax and unwind, enjoy the wild animals on the shore, even fish if you wish!  Make the yacht and the holiday your own for a few lazy days on Africa's most unique and pristine lake.  Nature will never have been so close.

Our comfortable catamaran yachts are perfect for groups, families and those wanting to learn to sail, as they are stable and easy to handle.  Two cabins and a spacious deck sleep four comfortably - six if there are children.  Each boat needs a skipper - either one of you with at least dinghy experience - or we can supply a sailor for you.  We think that sailing and walking is the best combination, and can supply a Professional Guide who can walk with you and teach you a good deal about the bush.  Very often the Guide is a sailor too!

You can choose between a full holiday package (including flights and additional destinations e.g. Victoria Falls) or a self-drive option.  Sailing trips can be fully-catered or you can choose to bring your own food and drink.  The galley has a two-plate stove and there is braai (barbeque) equipment and an ice-locker for cold drinks.  We have a competant chef who can take over all the kitchen work for you - he can be based on a separate support boat - the Mother ship, with a Guide and a Sailor, if you wish.  

Put this together with the wonderful backdrop of Kariba's blue waters and life looks pretty good!  The Mothership crew can be used by several boats that sail together as a flotilla.  

Here's what people have said about their experience:- 

"What I experienced on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe can be described as unique.  We were as close to elephant, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck, hippopotamus and crocodile as I think is humanly possible until Noah returns with his Ark."

"Believe me it is not only the game. Vast stretches of blue water, sandy beaches, snug coves, a multitude of islands, lagoons and fjord-like gorges...."

"The climate is wonderful, ideally suited to life outdoors. Endless blue skies, with a good breeze for enjoyable sailing in the mornings, giving way to afternoons spent watching wildlife ... "  "You really don't need to be an experienced yachtsman."


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Email: sailwithelephants@gmail.com
Web: www.sailwithelephants.com

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Zim 4x4

ZIM4X4 provides a range of services to responsible, wilderness-sensitive 4x4 owners who wish to visit the Kariba and Zambezi Valley region of Zimbabwe.
 
Accompanied self-drive tours are led by Dick Pitman, former Director of The Zambezi Society and an experienced 4x4 driver, author and wilderness photographer.  Tours can also include walking, canoeing, sailing and houseboating using qualified professional guides and other specialists as required.

A reliable 4x4 vehicle fully-kitted for camping is available for hire to clients wishing to take a ZIM4x4 tour, but who do not have their own vehicle.

The World Heritage Safari - includes Mana Pools and other, less well-known parts of the 6000 sq.km UNESCO Middle Zambezi World Heritage Site.

 

Videos: 

Mana in April


Linked news stories:

Putting Zim back on the Map

Zim4x4 Code of  Conduct for driving in wild areas

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Email: info@zim4x4.co.zw; pitman@zol.co.zw
Web: www.zim4x4.co.zw

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Honeymoon Suites

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Changa Safari Camp

Changa Safari camp is situated on a private concession in  the famed Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba.  With its own 4.5 km of lake shore, you can realize the total raw African experience from tastefully furnished, fan cooled, spacious De Luxe East African-style tented suites, each with its own private deck and stunning views of the rugged Matusadona Mountains across the inland sea of Lake Kariba.

The camp consists of 6 double/twin deluxe tents and 2 family deluxe tents and can sleep up to 20.

The central guest area consists of a lounge / library, separate dining room, separate bar, swimming pool and deck, all beautifully appointed around a natural sandy beach. Early morning tea/coffee is delivered to your tent at your appointed time, breakfast is served al fresco, and lunches and dinners are served around private tables or a large table for groups.

Electricity in the camp is delivered by a combination of generator and solar power. Internet service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage. There is a daily laundry service.

Activities and excursions at Changa Safari Camp are focused on a true wilderness and wildlife experience. The National Park is a 'walker's paradise', and an early morning or late afternoon walk in the company of one of the camp's Professional Guides is an experience to savor. Explore the shoreline and the many tributaries and streams that feed the lake, or, for the more adventurous, follow well worn elephant trails into the mountain region. Alternatively opt for the more traditional game drive aboard customised game vehicles, or go fishing with an experienced fishing guide and try your hand at landing Kariba's famous fighting tiger fish. And at the end of the day enjoy a refreshing 'sundowner' whilst you marvel at the unequalled beauty of a lake Kariba sunset.

Changa Safari Camp can be accessed by air, water or road.

Air: Most guests fly into Victoria Falls or Harare International Airports. From there, ' daily on-demand pay-per-seat charter flights' are available into Fothergill Island airfield (minimum 2 persons). The duration of the flights is approx 1hr 30 mins. Guests will be met by a Changa representative who will transfer them into camp with a short 20 min boat transfer.

Road & Water: Self-drivers can access Kariba by tarred road from Lusaka or Harare. They will be met  by a Changa representative at a specified harbour where they can leave their cars in secure parking and embark on a 45 minute boat transfer into camp. Guests may also use their own boats to access Changa.

Twitter Handle: @ChangaSafCamp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Changa-Safari-Camp/306052149444188

Google Maps: http://bit.ly/1lDwxbV

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Email: reservations@changasafaricamp.com
Web: www.changasafaricamp.com

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Cutty Sark Hotel

Situated in a wildlife area on the shores of Lake Kariba, Cutty Sark Hotel offers spectacular views of the lake, islands, and Matusadona Mountains.
 
The hotel is set in extensive, lush, tropical gardens and offers a swimming pool, TV on the terrace, tennis court, pool table, darts and children's playground as well as an internet cafe.

Accommodation consists of : Honeymoon Suites, Family rooms, Deluxe & Standard Rooms which are en-suite, air conditioned and lake facing.

Cutty Sark is a popular wedding venue, with its ideal location and spacious lawns leading down to the lakeshore making the perfect setting for large gatherings.

The hotel also hosts conferences, offering air-conditioned facilities - a boardroom for 20, or a larger conference room which can seat 250 - 300 guests "theatre-style".  

Access to the hotel is by road, air or lake. The Hotel is situated close to Kariba airport.

 

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Web: www.cuttysarkhotel.com

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Dzimbabwe Lodge, Kariba

Dzimbabwe Lodge offers fully-catered and/or self-catering accommodation in Kariba town in a relatively tranquil area with great views overlooking the lake.


The Zambian border is 10 minutes away.  Mana Pools is approx 4 hours away depending on road conditions and the Kariba Ferry to Mlibizi is also ten minutes away. 

The lodge currently offers a total of 10 rooms, with 6 new rooms under construction. 

The Main Lodge consists of 6 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, 2 generally equipped kitchens, 4 dining areas and 2 spacious lounges with DSTV. 

The adjacent Cottage has 4 double or twin rooms with comfortable beds, a kitchen, lounge and a dining area. 

Dzimbabwe Lodge is very convenient for groups or families who can reserve the whole main lodge or cottage in order to have privacy. Wi-fi, Laundry Service, Secure parking, Room Service and Air- Conditioning are also available.

A resident family of hippos can be seen from the rooms or balconies from time to time.

The Lodge also owns Freestate Houseboat that can take 8-12 guests for charters on Lake Kariba.  For more information see this link  Freestate Houseboat

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Email: tmazvidza@dzimbabwelodge.com
Web: www.dzimbabwelodge.com

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Gache Gache Lodge

Gache Gache Lodge, Kariba - Photographic, Game Viewing & Fishing.  Gache Gache Lodge is situated across Lake Kariba on the Gache Gache River. The open-sided main building houses the dining room, bar, and bar lounge, all with panoramic views of the Lake. 

Accommodation consists of 10 ethnic chalets, each with en-suite facilities, and stunning views of the Lake. Activities include: Fishing, Game Drives, GameViewing by Boat, Sundowner Cruises, Bird Watching and Game Walks. 

NEW!  The Lodge now offers camping facilites and ablutions for self-drivers, who can either self-cater or have meals/drinks at the lodge.  Activities can be arranged.

Come and immerse yourself in the pleasures of Lake Kariba, surrounded by big game, a variety of bird life and magnificent sunsets. Gache Gache Lodge offers a true wilderness experience - The Real Africa!

Gache Gache lodge runs a hard-working anti-poaching team in partnership with the local community and National Parks, which has been successfully protecting both the fishing in the Gache Gache river and the wildlife in the area since its inception in 2010.  They are constantly in need of help to fund this.   Follow their anti-poaching activities on their Facebook Page: Environment Protection Services

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Email: gachegachereservations@gmail.com; info@chapungusafaris.co.zw
Web: www.gachegachelodge.com

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Gorges Lodge (Imvelo Safaris)

GORGES LODGE  has arguably the most spectacular views in Southern Africa and offers a unique Victoria Falls experience from a peaceful and idyllic base on the edge of the Batoka Gorge.

The main lodge area and the ten stone under thatch chalets are set in a magnificent and lush indigenous garden with stunning views across the gorge and of the pounding Zambezi River 200 metres below - truly breathtaking!

Location: 
• 10km downstream from the Victoria Falls
• 22 km road transfer from Victoria Falls   
• 19 km road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport
 
Accommodation:
• 2 x Single Storey Honeymoon Suites 
• 4 x Single Storey Twin Bedded Suites
• 4 x Double Storey Twin Bedded Suites

All the chalets have thatched roofs, en suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet, overhead fans, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and excellent gorge views.  The double storey chalets have an upstairs bedroom and balcony and a downstairs changing room that can be converted to a child’s room. 

Facilities: 
• Main lodge comprising open-fronted thatch roof building with teak viewing deck in the bar area,  separate lounge with fire place and dining room with fantastic gorge views
• Limited cell phone reception and limited WiFi in public areas
• Swimming pool 

Activities:
All Victoria Falls activities are available upon request.

Activities to choose from at Gorges Lodge include:
A guided gorge walk
Black eagle viewing with sundowners (not guaranteed and limited by rain and/or lack of wind)
Village visit and school tour
Traditional dancing performance 

Guests receive one free complimentary return town transfer per paying night.

Conservation & Social investment:
Birds of Prey: Imvelo’s presence and supervision in the area includes monitoring and protection of all raptor nests along our section of the gorge as well as a serious education program amongst villagers as to the benefits and role of raptors. 

Access:
• 30 minute road transfer from Victoria Falls town or airport – this transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
• 4 ½ hr road transfer from Bulawayo or Bomani – this transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
• Self drive: lodge co-ordinates  s17 59 49 e025 56 36. 
Directions: On the Bulawayo / Victoria Falls tar road- 12 kms out of Victoria Falls town, a turn to the east – marked Deka and Gorges Lodge – turn down this gravel all weather road and drive for 11.2 kilometres. There is a sign marking the turn northwards to Gorges Lodge – 2.4 km. (Gorges Deka road turn off: S 18 degrees 00.336 minutes E 025 degrees 55.565 minutes)
• Victoria Falls Airport - is a 30 minute drive from the lodge.

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Email: reservations@imvelosafarilodges.com
Web: www.imvelosafarilodges.com

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Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp, Lake Kariba: The home away from home experience, in a wildlife rich environment. Enjoy the largest selection of activities available in the Country. Capture the essence and ambiance that wild Kariba is so famous for: breath taking scenery, unforgettable photographic opportunities, wildlife experiences second to none, involvement in wildlife research projects, unbeatable fishing opportunities, specialist birding trips with nearly 400 species recorded! Dinosaur fossil sites and early Stone Age tool quarries.
 
Experience the beauty and tranquility of the diverse wildlife from up close in boats, pontoons, canoes, driving or walks.
 
Your guide and host, Steve Edwards, has over 35 years wildlife experience and guarantees you a perfect and enjoyable wildlife adventure!

Easily accessible now via charter flights into Bumi Hills airstrip, or lake transfers by speedboat from Kariba.

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Email: musango@microlink.zm
Web: www.musangosafaricamp.com

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Zambezi Trader

The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship based on Lake Kariba.  The ship can carry up to 150 people on a day trip or sleep 50 guests in its 23 cabins which all have air con or fans.   

The Trader is ideal for wedding celebrations and conferences or just the gathering of friends and family for a fabulous holiday cruise. We have joint venture arrangements with lodges along the lake in the Bumi and Matusadona areas, to accommodate large numbers.  Guests can also take advantage of the many activities that the lake has to offer: fishing, game viewing, sailing, house-boating, walking and photographic safaris.   The ship has 4 top class tender boats which will accommodate 50 passengers. We offer flexible packages including transfers, day cruises, and corporate excursions.

The ship will run the full length of the Lake between Kariba and Msuna, should visitors wish to come from or go to Hwange or the Victoria Falls.

The Zambezi Trader's excellent facilities will ensure that passengers have a wonderful cruise while enjoying some of Africa's most spectacular destinations. Our staff are friendly and helpful and make sure that your every need is taken care of. Come and relax while enjoying an exhilarating holiday on board the Zambezi Trader!

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Email: info@zambezitrader.co.zw
Web: www.zambezitrader.co.zw

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Ferry

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Kariba Ferries

The Kariba Ferry service operates along the whole of Lake Kariba from Kariba town to Mlibizi and back.  The ferry Sea Lion carries up to 70 passengers and 15 vehicles on a full-day and overnight journey lasting 22 hours. 

Facilities on board include: chair-beds inside, mattresses for on deck and all bedding (sleeping is communal); toilets and hot showers; three full meals; teas & coffees; a licensed cash bar. 

There is a height restriction of 1.95metres for 12 vehicles, and three parking spaces in an open-deck area with no height restriction (ideal for high clearance 4x4s with roofracks or roof tents).   

Departures are at 9.00a.m.uplake from Andora Harbour, Kariba and downlake from Mlibizi the following day.  Passengers are advised to be at the departure /loading point not less than 1 hour prior to sailing.

The ferry operates on a charter basis throughout the year, and on a regular weekly schedule when demand is high (e.g. during peak holiday times). 

Check the Ferry Schedule for sailing dates for the year ahead at this link:  Kariba Ferries Schedule

 


 

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Email: reservations@karibaferries.co.zw
Web: www.karibaferries.com

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