Lake Kariba although not as easy to access as Victoria Falls or Chobe National Park, is one of Zimbabwe's prime destinations and well worth the effort in getting there. The world's largest man-made lake, at one time, is home to phenomenal wildlife and the scenery on and around the lake is breath-taking. Its wildlife and safari opportunities cannot be overstated and now you can embark on a luxury cruise safari on one of Zambezi Cruise Safari's vessels. Either traverse the lake completely from Kariba to Binga or enjoy two and three night circular cruises (see itineraries below).
The fundamental difference between these cruises and other Kariba houseboat safaris are the set departure dates that individuals, couples or small groups can join without having to hire the entire houseboat, much like an ocean going cruise liner. Although private hire for larger groups can also be arranged.
The Zambezi Cruise Safaris' three floating hotels are of different sizes to cater for varying groups and cruises (see below). They are fully air-conditioned with mostly en-suite bathrooms, covered lounge, dining area, bar and fully equipped kitchen. The facilities and rooms are beautifully designed to make you feel at home and although they're not "Luxury Cruise Ships" in a first world sense (possible 3-4 star) they are without doubt the best Lake Kariba has to offer.
Lake Kariba is all about relaxing in the sun whilst cruising the lake and taking in the remarkable scenery, sundecks and jacuzzi pools make these boats ideal. Morning and afternoon activities included in the Zambezi Cruise Safaris are fishing, game viewing and bird watching on the accompanying tender boats. For those wanting a walking safari, this can also be arranged on demand.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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