Abangane Houseboat is an 18-metre twin hulled houseboat moored at Kulizwe Lodge harbour in Binga, which is on the Zimbabwean south-western...
Abangane Houseboat is an 18-metre twin hulled houseboat moored at Kulizwe Lodge harbour in Binga, which is on the Zimbabwean south-western shore of Lake Kariba. The boat is powered by two 85 HP Cummins diesel engines.
Generators provide 220 volt electrical power to operate fridges, freezers, a hot water geyser, a washing machine, fans and plug points, and charges the batteries to service the 12 volt lighting system. An inverter ensures that the supplied iPod dock and fans work when the generators are switched off.
The lower deck facilities consist of crews' quarters, storerooms, two cabins or changing rooms with four bunks, two shower rooms, two separate toilets and a fully equipped kitchen, which includes electrical appliances, a gas stove, two fridges and three deep freezers. A shower is situated on the Bermuda deck.
The spacious upper deck is mostly under cover and contains a bar with bottle cooler and ice-making machine and the counter doubles as a cosy meal table. Most passengers sleep under mosquito nets on the upper deck. Two freezers are situated on the deck and a large gas braai unit complements the cooking facilities and provides sociable meal preparation.
The boat is registered to accommodate 12 visitors plus a crew of three to four. A captain, cook and one or two crew members will attend to all your needs.