Kariba House boats

Kariba House boats

A houseboat holiday on Lake Kariba is a great way to spend a few days under the sun, and the best time to plan it is over a full moon. The twilight atmosphere between sunset and full moon rise on this lake is quite magical.

Houseboats come in all different sizes and shapes but the purpose is the same, to provide a relaxing and comfortable few days, suntanning, game viewing along the Kariba shore or trying your hand at outwitting the ferocious tiger fish.

All boats come with Captain and crew who are at your beck and call 24 hours a day. These are the “professional guides of the lake” They not only take you to the best places but also cook your food, clean your air-conditioned cabins and make your cruise unforgettable. For someone who wants to spend 3 or 4 days just chilling out with family or  group of friends – this is decadence of the supreme order.

Matusadona Luxury Safari Cruiser

Matusadona Houseboat

Painstakingly built over a number of years, with all imported materials and finishes, “Matusadona” is the epitome of style and comfort on the lake. With a length of 28.6 meters, 6.85 meters jacuzzi. Finished in African hardwood timbers and furnished with rich fabrics, leather and Egyptian cottons, Matusadona has been described as “an intimate luxury lodge on the water”.

It has spacious air-conditioned cabin accommodation for up to seven passengers. The gentle lapping of waves, the frequent grunt of hippos, the distant lion’s roar, the cough of a leopard, the eerie cry of the Fish Eagle and all the attendant sounds of Africa – you’re in the real bush whilst cocooned in the lap of luxury.

On sweltering summer evenings, sip on refreshing cocktails in the Jacuzzi under the stars, or at the bar, and on the odd chilly African evening, warm up with a Cognac in the cosy saloon. Travelling to a different and secluded mooring every day, you will always awaken to a new experience, be it on one of the numerous islands, up one of the rivers, or in the Matusadona National Park, these are experiences that many can only dream about.

Matusadona is perfect for an amazing family holiday, a romantic honeymoon or simply a break from ‘real’ life.

Shikra Houseboat

Shikra Houseboat

Shikra Houseboat consists of 10 en-suite air-conditioned cabins. The cabins are display as: 2 single beds that can be converted to a Queen Size double and 1 fold away bunk bed. All bathrooms are equipped with shower, toilet and a hand basin.

The middle deck is comprised of a spacious lounge & dining area tastefully furnished with a beautiful teak & granite bar. The lounge is equipped with a TV for DVD only with full modern music system.

The guests can enjoy the shaded plunge pool, with a sun lounge and situated at the front part of the boat, on the second deck.

The vessel benefits of different shaded areas on the decks where the guests can relax and enjoy the scenic view of Kariba Lake.

Karabezi Houseboat

Karabezi Houseboat

Karabezi houseboat is a newly refurbished, five star, air conditioned pontoon style houseboat that sleeps 14. The main deck is the cabins. The second deck is centred on a large air conditioned lounge, dining and main bar area and has glazing all round. There are 6 fold out beds creating a total of 20 beds on the boat. There is a further third deck for sleeping out under the stars on 6 daybeds under mosquito nets. Alternatively during the day this area is great for private sun tanning as well as a spectacular game viewing platform being nearly 10meters above the shore line.

Accommodation is over a range of options, both in cabins and on deck. There are two double en-suite cabins with air-conditioning. These two double bedrooms can be turned into family rooms through an adjoining door leading to twin bunk cabins. These bunk cabins can also be closed off from each other for privacy.

2017 set sailings