Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Kafue Region (106.9 km from Lake Kariba)
KaingU Safari Lodge boasts a stunning location on the Kafue River and is able to offer a variety of river based activities. With the opening of the new Spinal Road in the Kafue National Park, KaingU has added a whole new range of activities and services including walking and driving loops with overnight stays on the banks of the river at their...
Lusaka (132.5 km from Lake Kariba)
This is an old feature of Lusaka's craft scene, where woodcarvers live in the village. Interestingly the houses were some of the first houses provide by the government. You can buy a range of gifts from Zambia and these days Zimbabwe. More interestingly you can talk to the craftsmen and watch them at work.
Lusaka (135.4 km from Lake Kariba)
Arcades Shopping Centre is Lusaka's premier one-stop shopping and entertainment mall housing a casino, nightclubs, cinemas, cafes, restaurants, Internet cafés, bars and fast-food outlets. And there's an enormous Spar supermarket.
Lusaka (135.8 km from Lake Kariba)
Manda Hill is Lusaka's first official mall and is the place to shop in Zambia. GAME Stores, the South African version of Walmart, is the anchor, and the mall also features some upmarket boutiques, Woolworths (yes!), Shoprite, PEP, Mr Price, book stores, restaurants, coffee shops, curio shops, some clothing stores and an ATM. There's even a great...
Sinazongwe (169.1 km from Lake Kariba)
Zongwe is Zambia's largest commercial Nile crocodile farm, and one of the biggest in Africa. The crocodiles are bred on the farm for their meat and skins.
Here you can view the breeder’s dam, home to very large crocodiles, some of which are over 5m long.
Fascinating tours allow you to get up close to these prehistoric reptiles and understand...
Siansowa (188.8 km from Lake Kariba)
Zambia's largest Nile crocodile farm, offering tours to the public.
Deka (290 km from Lake Kariba)
Experience authentic local village life in the Deka area (1.5 hours from Victoria Falls). Visit a homestead, the village market, school and clinic. Close to Sundowner Zambezi Lodge.
Deka (308.5 km from Lake Kariba)
They once ranged through 39 countries - a population of 500,000 Painted Dogs that thrived through the turn of the twentieth century. Today, their numbers hover at 3,000 individuals in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Their shrinking world has been impacted by unfounded myths leading to human persecution, and tragic injuries when...
Hwange (372.7 km from Lake Kariba)
Game drives can be ventured in Hwange National Park from 6 am to 6 pm. Hwange National park is home to the Big 5 and you are assured to the see at least three, if not all five, of the Big 5.
This is the largest park in Zimbabwe and covers about 14 650 square-kilometers. The park is home to over 100 mammal species and close to 400 bird species. ...
Bulawayo (407.2 km from Lake Kariba)
This lovely recreational park in the hillside area offers wonderful walking opportunities, botanical gardens, dams, amazing bird life, and the Bean There Restaurant.
Kasane (425.1 km from Lake Kariba)
Ko Letswaing is situated next to the Chobe River. Hot water surfaces from the ground and a variety of animals including Cape buffalo, elephant and sable antelope are often seen drinking water next to the springs. Ko Letswaing can be found next to the Chobe Farms on the road from Kazungula to Kasane.
Kasane (426.6 km from Lake Kariba)
The Caracal Biodiversity Centre is an NGO promoting and developing conservation and research programs. Their Environmental Education Centre allows tourists and community members to get an up close encounter with snakes, other reptiles, birdlife, small mammals and insects. The main focus is to promote sustainable wildlife utilization, wildlife...
Chingola (453.7 km from Lake Kariba)
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage lies 60 km west of Chingola on the Kafue River. Along with chimpanzees, Chimfunshi is a sanctuary for numerous other animals under the care of David and Sheila Siddle.
Chimfunshi is a one-hour drive from Hibiscus Guest House.
Open 09:00 – 16:30. Feeding times are 11:30 and 13:30.
Chingola (454.2 km from Lake Kariba)
Nchingola Golf Club is renowned as Zambia’s premier golf course and is home to the Zambia Open. The 18-hole Woodlands/Parklands course is well maintained and offers a driving range, clubhouse and practice facilities. It’s also a great place to stop for lunch.
Nyanga (475.6 km from Lake Kariba)
Up for a soul stirring experience on foot? Far and Wide Adventure Centre on one of Zimbabwe's most beautiful multi-day wilderness hiking trails.