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Lady Jacqueline

Sleeps 15 in 7 rooms

The lady of the lake, Lady Jacqueline houseboat, is a beautiful 65 ft Cruiser with a cabin capacity of 10 people. She is fully equipped...
The lady of the lake, Lady Jacqueline houseboat, is a beautiful 65 ft Cruiser with a cabin capacity of 10 people. She is fully equipped and furnished with all the comforts that make a trip aboard her one of simple luxury.

Her spacious interior and ample deck area invite you to sit back and enjoy the very best of the “Kariba Experience”. She will take you from Victoria Falls to the sandy beach of Nyembra Island. You end off your journey in the Hwange Nature Reserve in true African style with a game drive to view the Big 5.

There is a spacious upper deck with a fitted bar area and a sunbathing deck with a splash pool. The saloon has a DVD home theatre system, colour TV and video as well a CD player and tape deck. A selection of natural history books and novels, videos, CD's, DVD’s, board games and cards are available.

If you are a keen fisherman, bring your rods, tackle and bait. Kapenta, the bait for tigerfish, can be organized for you from an outlet in Binga. Limited fishing tackle is available for hire from the crew.

Houseboat rentals on Lake Kariba are available for self-catered or fully catered charters. For those who wish to venture off the main houseboat, the tender boat offers the chance to meander through the bays in search of game or that perfect fishing spot. Lady Jacqueline is an ideal boat for the much-needed family getaway.

Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) with limited house wines, local beers, soft drinks and water. All activities including game viewing by boat, fishing and bird-watching. Limited fuel per day: 3 hours cruising time, 8 hours generator time and a caddy tank for the tender boat. Dedicated tender boat and guides
from R6090

What A Pleasure Houseboat

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

What A Pleasure Houseboat is 65-foot pontoon located on the shore of Lake Kariba. It is child friendly and it offers guests a comfortable...
What A Pleasure Houseboat is 65-foot pontoon located on the shore of Lake Kariba. It is child friendly and it offers guests a comfortable and spacious stay.

The houseboat consists of three cabins, two of which offer double beds, while the third has two single beds. The rooms share the use of a bathroom with a shower a separate toilet. The crew consists of a captain, a cook and deckhand who have separate facilities.

Guests need to bring their own food, which the chef will prepare for them, and an all-inclusive option is available on request. The kitchen is equipped with two deep freezers, a microwave, and tea and coffee facilities. The houseboat has a spacious lounge, a dining area and a bar where guests can relax.

There is a splash pool, a Jacuzzi and sunbeds that are not covered. The lower deck has a small chill-out area which is under-cover at the front of the boat and is a great place to have a braai.
from R6267

The Ponty - Binga Kariba

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Roaming the shores of Lake Kariba, this very comfortable pontoon houseboat, with five cabins is moored in Binga and is available for...
Roaming the shores of Lake Kariba, this very comfortable pontoon houseboat, with five cabins is moored in Binga and is available for charter, with or without catering.

Fully equipped, the boat calls one of the world’s largest man-made lakes home and offers guests a quality experience with an on-board plunge pool and tender boats on-hand to further enhance your experience.

A captain and housekeeper are available for catered trips, while self-catering is possible in the galley with fridges and freezers. On deck, the braai offers an authentic appeal that is ideal for warm evenings with the starlit sky lighting your way.
from R8580

The Mermaid Houseboat - Binga

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Moored in Binga, The Mermaid Houseboat offers a quality houseboat experience.

Fully...
Moored in Binga, The Mermaid Houseboat offers a quality houseboat experience.

Fully equipped, the boat is available for either fully catered hires or if you prefer, self-catering is available. The partially covered top deck with garden type furniture is secure behind a mesh railing, making it relatively child friendly. Downstairs the lounge is in an open-plan layout and the kitchen is fully fitted.

Catered options are only available for hires of three nights and above. The houseboat is fully crewed with a captain, chef and gillie as well as two tender boats to enhance your experience. Please note that fuel is not included in the quote.
from R9240

Zambezi Trader

Sleeps 50 in 25 rooms

The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship situated on one of Africa’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River between...
The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship situated on one of Africa’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It can carry up to 200 guests on a day trip, or sleep 50 guests in its 24 cabins.

The vessel comprises 16 twin en-suite cabins with large windows above each bed; two bunk cabins sleeping four guests each; a large double en-suite cabin; two deluxe cabins with large private decks and entertainment areas with minibars; and three double cabins with private side decks.

A spacious pool deck with comfortable lounging has plenty of space for various activities and sunbathing. The infinity pool is situated in the front centre of B deck. There is a small conference and games room equipped with a data projector and a sound system. The lounge and bar are equipped with a decent sound system for the dance floor, spacious bar counters and lots of comfortable seating. The dining room is spacious allowing for at least 60 people with a wraparound veranda that can seat a further 16 people.

The ship is ideal for wedding celebrations and conferences, or just a gathering of friends and family for a fabulous holiday cruise. Lake Kariba provides enthusiasts with phenomenal fishing, with its southern shore offering stunning savannah wilderness thriving with magnificent game, from frisky impala to the indomitable elephant.

Most of our activities occur in the Matusadona National Park which is teeming with wildlife including elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, an abundance of various antelope and an exceptional variety of bird life.
from R74932

Meremaid Houseboat

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

The Meremaid is a large, fully air-conditioned pontoon houseboat moored at Binga on the Victoria Falls side of Lake Kariba.
The Meremaid is a large, fully air-conditioned pontoon houseboat moored at Binga on the Victoria Falls side of Lake Kariba.

There are six double air-conditioned bedrooms and three full bathrooms with modern showers, baths, toilets and basins. There is a fully equipped galley with three fridges, one huge deep freezer, a microwave, a gas stove, and a bread-making machine. There is also a laundry room.

On the top deck is a Jacuzzi, loungers and a fully equipped air-conditioned bar and lounge area. There is a CD player and satellite TV. Guests need to bring their own DStv smart card. We have an under-cover dining area and some gym equipment and an internal telephone system.

On the bottom deck of the boat are the deck crew quarters and the storage rooms. The crew comrises a captain, a cook and two deckhands.

The fishing is very good on this side of Lake Kariba. The best tiger fishing is at Sengwe River which is a good days cruise from Binga. Relax and enjoy the vastness of the Sengwa Basin and the contrasting narrowness of the Chete Gorge.
from R12262

Unique House Boat

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

This luxury pontoon house boat has undergone a full refurbishment in November 2009 and can accommodate up to 12 people.

The...
This luxury pontoon house boat has undergone a full refurbishment in November 2009 and can accommodate up to 12 people.

The house boat offers four luxurious en-suite cabins accommodating eight people, and a top deck with a teak bar and plunge pool, accommodating an additional four people with an extra shower and toilet.

Accommodation can be provided on an all-inclusive or self-catering basis, and the boat is fully staffed. Two tender boats are also provided - perfect for tiger fishing or a sundowner cruise.
from R6662

O B Joyful

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

O B Joyful houseboat is a pontoon boat based at Binga on Lake Kariba and is fully equipped for 14 passengers.

On the bottom...
O B Joyful houseboat is a pontoon boat based at Binga on Lake Kariba and is fully equipped for 14 passengers.

On the bottom deck there are two air-conditioned cabins with double beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers. There are two air-conditioned cabins on the top deck with double beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers. The Ntoshona Sunset bar is situated on the top deck affording passengers a delightful view. The deck is very spacious and for the open-air sleepers, there are six three-quarter mattresses and the area has drop-down blinds making one large sleeping area. There is also an additional bathroom with a bath and shower situated on the port side.

There is a Jacuzzi in the stern of the houseboat and a cold water shower on the Bermuda Deck to cool off under. There are three tender boats all with 40hp Yamaha outboard motors for fishing and game viewing. The galley leads onto a lounge and dining area where air-conditioning is available during dinner, and then out onto the deck for early morning teas and breakfast. There is one deep freeze in the galley and various other cooler boxes.
from R7000

Catalina Houseboat

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Catalina is a very popular luxury catamaran houseboat, berthed at Binga on the Victoria Falls side of Lake Kariba.

There are...
Catalina is a very popular luxury catamaran houseboat, berthed at Binga on the Victoria Falls side of Lake Kariba.

There are four double air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one air-conditioned room with two bunk beds with an en-suite bedroom, and two fold-out couches in the lounge area. The air-conditioned lounge is on the middle deck with a multi-system TV with DStv. Guests to bring their own DStv smart cards.

On the top deck is a swimming pool with sun loungers and a fully equipped air-conditioned bar and lounge area. There are fridges, an ice machine, a stereo and a CD player. There is a bathroom and a semi-covered dining room with a barbecue area, a gas weber and a fully equipped galley.

On the bottom deck is the Captain’s cabin and the crew's quarters, as well as the laundry room and generator room. Great fishing opportunities are to be found at Binga. The islands are home to plenty of game and the lake is not as busy as the more popular Kariba town side.
from R73570

Abangane Houseboat

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

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.
from R10450

The Phillipa

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

The Phillipa is an upmarket pontoon that accommodates guests in four double cabins and two bathrooms with showers. For a more rustic...
The Phillipa is an upmarket pontoon that accommodates guests in four double cabins and two bathrooms with showers. For a more rustic experience, additional guests are accommodated on mattresses with mosquito nets on the deck.

The spacious upper deck comprises of a gas braai, splash pool and lounge area with comfortable seating and ice maker.

Self-catering or catering is optional with a captain and housekeeping crew provided. The galley is well equipped, and all linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware and kitchen utensils are provided.
from R8580

Lady May

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

The true lady of the lake, the Lady May speaks of sleek, beautiful and spacious houseboat accommodation, set along the waters of the worlds...
The true lady of the lake, the Lady May speaks of sleek, beautiful and spacious houseboat accommodation, set along the waters of the worlds largest artificial lake.

Below deck four air-conditioned cabins accommodate eight guests, while upstairs the deck provides a vast space with sheltered lounge area, glass-fronted bar fridge, open-air Jacuzzi and lush loungers.

Two tender boast are always available for up close and personal viewing, with an expert field guide. The boat has an experience crew of four, that will ensure your journey along the lake's legendary waters is one of complete peace, relaxation and adventure, of course.
from R23161
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