Overview

Situated on a mountain side with panoramic views over the vast waters of Lake Kariba, this safari lodge encompases a very special and unique Zimbabwean experience. Set amidst 33 acres of forest hillside with a beach area below, Kariba Safari Lodge offers encounters with uncharted wild waters, fringed in luxury.

 

Each of the 9 open-fronted lodges and 8 suites boast a private and sweeping view of the lake. To be greeted simultaneously by sunrise and Lake Kariba is a start to the day like none-other; a gift of untamed Africa waiting to be discovered.

 

LODGE FACT SHEET

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  • Location

     

    Kariba Safari Lodge is a beautiful lakeside resort situated on a mountainside with sweeping views over

    both the blue water and the islands in the Eastern basin of the lake. The Lodges and Suites are distributed

    over 33 acres of forested hillside, sloping down to the lakeshore and beach area. The lodge may be

    accessed by air or road transfers. With private light air charters from Harare, Mana Pools or Hwange, one

    may fly in with convenience to Kariba Airport, gifted with a bird’s eye view of the area. The transfer from

    the airport is between 20 – 30 minutes. Alternatively, embark on a 5-hour drive from Harare, 370 km away.

    GPS CO-ORDINATES:

    Kariba Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba – 16.537100, 28.763548

  • Accommodation

     

    Kariba Safari Lodge was built with the vision of providing a holistic African experience, with the dramatic backdrop of the lake itself, a panoramic vista from each room. Being set above Lake Kariba on a forested hillside, the views are spectacular from the 9 open-fronted en suite rooms, as well as from the private patios of our 8 suites.

     

    Kariba Safari Lodge was built with the vision of providing a holistic African experience, with the dramatic backdrop of the lake itself, a panoramic vista from each room. Being set above Lake Kariba on a forested hillside, the views are spectacular from the 9 open fronted ensuite lodges, as well as from the private patios of our 8 suites. Every lodge has twin beds that convert into king-size doubles, and each suite is able to sleep 4 guests in king-size double beds and on 2 Indian day beds. Each room has a coffee station to accompany sunrise, as well as a minibar to accompany sunset. Private, spacious and scenic, our rooms encourage distant daydreaming, witnessing the wild while encased in comfort.

     

    *As the lodges are positioned on a hill, please advise us in advance of any guests who may struggle with the steep inclines and we will book them into lodges close to the main reception area.

    • En suite bathrooms
    • King Size beds
    • Private patios
    • Mosquito nets
    • Ceiling fans
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee and tea station
    • Wifi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Dining Area
    • Sandy beach and built in swimming cage in the lake
    • Safe

     

    Every room has twin beds that convert into king-size doubles, and each suite can sleep 4 guests in king-size double beds and on 2 Indian day beds. Each room has a coffee station to accompany sunrise, as well as a minibar to accompany sunset. Private, spacious and scenic, our rooms encourage distant daydreaming, witnessing the wild while encased in comfort.

     

    *As the lodge is positioned on a hill, please advise us in advance of any guests who may struggle with the steep inclines, and we will book them into rooms close to the main reception area.

     

    Lake View Lodge (9 ROOMS)

     

    Lake View Suite (8 ROOMS)

     

  • Facilities

     

    The main lodge area boasts a panoramic view of the lake. An open aired dining area invites meals beneath the African sky, with an enclosed option for rainy season. Comfortable couches offer a space for relaxation as well as easy access to the pool bar around the corner.

     

    A large swimming pool encourages time out on the loungers as well as a dip in the cool waters as a reprieve from the Kariba heat. A fire pit with cushioned seats is the perfect spot to sit and reflect on the adventures of the day.

     

    We operate completely off the grid using 100% renewable solar energy systems, with power being generated by solar panels.

     

    All guest amenities include shampoo, conditioner, liquid gel and soaps and sourced from eco-friendly suppliers, using organic ingredients which are biodegradable, where possible.

     

    Water is supplied from Lake Kariba and treated through water filters for showering. Drinking water is treated through reverse osmosis.

     

     

     

  • Activities

     

    Hikes & Bush Walks:

    Allowing guests to get more intimately acquainted with the finer details of the bush. Feet rooted to the earth with eyes to the blue Lake Kariba horizon, a walking expedition in the Kariba surrounds provides a closer look into the ecology and life; the area’s heartbeat. Spend time immersed in the bush, led by a professional guide, learning of the intricacies of life around the lake.

     

    Half Day Town Excursion:

    Kariba town is a bustling hub of Zimbabwean arts, culture and history. Taking time to explore the foundations of local people and culture, while learning about the foundations and engineering of the Kariba Dam Wall, a day trip to town fulfills historical curiosity. A tour of the wall itself and the dedicated museum is a journey into the history of its construction as well as the effect on the area, people and wildlife alike.

     

    Catamaran Experience:

    The catamarans at Kariba Safari Lodge provide an extremely unique and immersive sunset experience. Powered by the wind, with a backup motor for quieter days, sail into the sunset, feasting on the view as well as delicious snacks prepared by the lodge. Dare to take a dip in the safety net attached to the boat, glass of wine and courage in hand as you cool off in Lake Kariba waters.

     

    Game Drives

    The surrounding area of the lodge holds unique ecosystems of wildlife specific to life on the lake. Take a drive to explore the wildlife within and around the town, experiencing the interconnectedness of human and animal existence, sharing our wild spaces and living in harmony on the shores of Lake Kariba.

     

    Kariba Town Tour

    Lake Kariba dam wall

    This wonderful Kariba Town Tour will take you to see the Kariba dam wall, Santa Barbara Chapel, Kariba Heights and the Mahombekombe township. Dam wall. This wonderful Kariba Town Tour will take you to see the Kariba dam wall, Santa Barbara Chapel, Kariba Heights and the Mahombekombe township. Dam wall

     

     

    Boating Safari on Lake Kariba

    Fish Eagles of Lake Kariba

    For an unforgettable adventure during your stay at the breathtaking Fothergill Island, we highly recommend embarking on a boating safari on Lake Kariba. This unique

     

     

    Fishing on Lake Kariba

    Fothergill Island, Zimbabwe

     

    Avid fishers must experience fishing on Lake Kariba, which offers unparalleled fishing opportunities in a pristine environment. The lake has a worldwide reputation for excellent

     

     

  • Your Experience

    Lake Kariba is an invitation for exploration. Set in the largely unknown eastern basin of the lake, Kariba Safari Lodge offers excursions and experiences distinctive to the area. From exploring its waterways on speed boats, accessing remote islands and areas unfathomed, to fishing, to simply sipping the sun down at the end of the day – the lake caters for a variety of travel desires.

    Relax on the shoreline, upon the wild sandy beach, or perhaps just lie by the pool at the lodge, surrendering to relaxation.

     

    To satiate your cultural and historical curiosity, one may take a day trip into town. Excursions to the dam wall, learning of the construction of this feat of engineering, a visit to the chapel as well as time with local residents in the township, a day out provides understanding and perspective of the area and its people.

     

    Answer to the call of exploration and embark upon an experience of wild Zimbabwe. Kariba Safari Lodge is adventure cushioned in comfort, fulfilling your appetite for Africa from dawn until dusk.

  • Safari Collection

     

    Each of our Hideaways collections have been designed to deliver an extraordinary safari experience, in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique conservation areas. With over 30 years of travel experience, unprecedented hospitality and the finest bespoke eco-offering, we ensure that our guests experience the best of Southern Africa in absolute comfort and style.

  • Best time to visit

    April to May are the cooler months and June to October is the best time to visit for wildlife viewing. October and November are the hottest months.

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    SAFARI PACKAGES

  • Highlights of Zimbabwe Superior Package, 9 Nights -PRICE US$7069 PP

     

    1 Night Ilala Lodge Hotel, Victoria Falls | 3 Nights Camp Mana, Mana Pools National Park | 2 Nights Fothergill Island, Matusadona | 3 Nights

     

    sunset by the water Mana Pools National Park

     

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  • Other offers available

     

     

    Festive Freebie

    Summer Festive Freebie

    Book 3 nights and only pay for 2!

    Enjoy your safari adventure with a festive freebie! When you book a stay of three nights or more at either Nantwich Lodge or Mogotlho Safari Lodge, you only pay for 2 nights!! Experience the untamed beauty of Botswana or Zimbabwe, where the wonders of wildlife and nature are ready to be discovered. It’s the perfect opportunity to extend your visit, soak in summer sun, and create lasting memories in the heart of the African wilderness. As you venture on your safari adventure, be sure to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

    The Festive Freebie Special Includes

     

    • Accommodation
    • Meals as per property booked.
    • Selected drinks
    • Activities as per property booked.
    • Laundry

    Please take note of our terms and conditions:

     

    • Book and confirm by 31 December 2023
    • Valid for stays from November 2023 to March 2024 only
    • Applicable season rates apply
    • Only available for international rates
    • Subject to availability
    • Cannot be combined with another special

     

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