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Being booked on an exclusive basis, the luxurious Kariba Houseboats are some of the largest houseboats in Southern Africa. They sail around the Lake Kariba, which is the largest human-made lake in the world. Lake Kariba is beautifully located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa.

The houseboat offers three decks with comfortable en-suite cabins, as well as a conference room for up to 30 guests, a lobby, a sundry shop, a restaurant and bar, a top deck with bar, and a swimming pool. Ideal for both leisure and business guests who enjoy exclusivity by booking the entire ship, travellers on these cruises enjoy spectacular views, stunning sunsets and a range of activities.

This houseboat is booked on an exclusive basis whereby all 21 cabins are reserved for one group of friends or family. The standard cabins on the boat provide either a double bed, twin beds or three single beds for three guests sharing one room.

Cabin amenities on the boat:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi access
  • Reading lights
  • Satellite TV

Conference facilities

The houseboat offers a conference venue that can accommodate up to 30 delegates. The conference venue provides a patio overlooking the lake, which is the perfect place for a tea break.

Conference facilities include:

  • Writing pads and pens
  • Mints
  • Cordials
  • Water
  • Whiteboards
  • Soft boards
  • Screen
  • Markers
  • Flip charts
  • Paper
  • Data projector


The Restaurant is found on the middle level of the boat where guests dine while enjoying the beautiful views overlooking the Lake Kariba. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and light meals are available during the late afternoon. The Restaurant also offers a bar, along with the bar on the games deck and the bar by the swimming pool, where guests can relax.


  • Fishing: the houseboat offers three tender boats for fishing enthusiasts to access some of the best fishing areas on the lake; Lake Kariba is renowned for tiger fishing
  • Cultural tour: guests are taken to a village where they can interact with the locals and experience their way of life
  • Bushwalks: some of the islands on Lake Kariba offer bushwalks and trekking
  • Games on the game deck
  • Delicious meals and fine wine
  • Swimming in the pool on the houseboat
  • Movies can be watched in the evening

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