The sun is up, water is gently lapping the sides of the boat, the day has just started and you are not sure if you want to do some fishing or go closer to shore to have a look at the elephants over there. The yearly Tiger fishing competition is, however, only days away and that settles it, the Tiger technique needs some work.
Lake Kariba is only a few hours’ drive from Victoria Falls. The lake stretches about 300 km eastwards, with Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south of it. From a house boat on Lake Kariba you can do much of nothing, you can do some fishing, you can watch animals on the shore line or you can harbour and go on a game drive.
The capital Harare in the east can be bypassed, rather check out Victoria Falls with Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools in Lower Zambezi National Park.
The Zambezi River, which feeds the Kariba dam, continues flowing eastwards after the dam. It is still the border river between Zambia and Zimbabwe where it cuts the Zambezi Valley in two and from time to time make great floodplains that attract huge amounts of wildlife of all sizes. The river continues its journey eastwards to the next assignment – the Lago de Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique.
Mana Pools National Park in the Zambezi Valley is a phenomenal wilderness area. Canoe safaris and walking safaris are here among the best. This park is however not so easily accessible but it is undoubtedly worth the hardship and the money to get there.
The Victoria Falls, west of Lake Kariba, is enormous, more than double Niagara. Again the Zambezi makes up the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and just below the falls there is a bridge that you can cross on foot or by car. The border post is on the bridge. The area around the falls is teeming with hotels, and tourists from all corners flock to see and experience this wonder. Please also see separate page for Victoria Falls.
Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe, situated a couple of hours driving south of Victoria Falls. It is a beautiful park abundant with wildlife and a safari here can be recommended.
The network of roads in Zimbabwe is fairly good, however not all roads are in sterling condition. The adventurous can do self-driving to Great Zimbabwe south of Victoria Falls. Here you will find ruins of a kingdom said to have been established between the 11th and the 15th century. The ruins are impressive and well worth a visit.
We do not have scheduled departures; all our holidays and tours are tailor-made and unique productions. Please send us an email if you want us to send you suggestions and price estimates. In the meantime have a look at the suggested programs for the various destinations.
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