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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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Email: bluewaterskrb@gmail.com

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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
Web: www.dzimbabwelodge.com

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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,



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

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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.  

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 

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
Web: www.zambezitrader.co.zw

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View Zambuka  Houseboat Group Safaris

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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