Handpicked by a Zimbabwe Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Luxury Houseboats'.

Kariba is one of the foremost tourist destinations in Zimbabwe and it is the launch pad for vacations on the Lake’s waters. A cruise experience is relaxing, as it is a form of old fashioned therapy; just allowing yourself to unwind while taking in beautiful surroundings. Spoil yourself with a unique experience on a houseboat. 

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African Dream



The Zambezi Cruise and  Safaris fleet provides fully catered vessels that will be your home as you glide over the waters.  The houseboats are Shikra, Karibezi, Sovereign, and Umbozha. All the boats are equipped with air-conditioned, luxurious cabins and other facilities to ensure guests are comfortable. The boats provide a unique way to enjoy the beauty of the gorgeous Lake Kariba








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From the incredibly comfortable beds, impressive bathrooms, Fans which are strategically placed above the beds everything is 5star standard. Hot showers are provided and all the cabins come with power points (round & square plug points.   This is it also has a well adorned dining area and lounge space, guests need not feel cramped; they can watch television while sitting on the leather...

African Dream

Set in the prestigious Princes Grant Golf Estate, overlooking the 6th fairway, is African Dream, a 4 star luxurious self catering villa, capable of accommodating 12 guests and ensuring one of a truly memorable holiday!...

Sahwira Leisure

It has 11 cabins located on the bottom deck and 2 executive cabins on the Topdeck, all of which are ensuite. There is impressive wooden detailing throughout the boat which gives it a very sophisticated finish. All the beds in the cabins can be converted from double to twin beds and vice versa.  It has the following facilities for guests, air-conditioned cabins, a splash pool and a Gym room...

The Sovereign

Sovereign is a luxury pontoon houseboat that accommodates 20 passengers. It is large, spacious, and uniquely adorned with clean modern fittings and features. It has ten fully air-conditioned cabins, four Twin bed cabins, and 6 doubles, all of which are ensuite. Sovereign comes with a pool, a sun deck, some tender boats for fishing and game viewing. Aboard the boat guests can relax in the lounge...



The Umbozha is an extremely spacious and luxurious houseboat ideal for large groups who would like to celebrate special occasions.  It is fully air-conditioned throughout and has stunning views out onto Lake Kariba. There is a pool for you to cool off in with a sun deck and shade plus tender boats for fishing and game viewing. There are 2 Master cabins with queen-size beds Then there are ...



2 x twin bedded cabins  en-suite 1 x twin-bedded cabin with bathroom opposite 2 x double bedded cabins en-suite 2 x double bunk children's cabins, these branch off from the main double en-suite cabins creating family cabins. Fully air-conditioned throughout Total in cabins: 14 pax Other sleeping possibilities for a family group traveling together who don't mind using the reception are...



Shikra is a neat pontoon houseboat that can accommodate up to 20 people. It has ten luxurious cabins; all of them are ensuite and air-conditioned. Six cabins are doubles and four cabins have twin beds that can be converted to queen size. Each cabin comes with a Pullman bunk that can sleep an adult or child (additional bedding). The boat is equipped with a bar, swimming pool, a braai stand, a la...

Caribbea Bay Camping

Caribbea Bay Resort in Kariba has opened a Camping facility on their grounds. Luxury camping at its best with serviced tents and excellent facilities, the campsite can accommodate 72 guests.  Come and enjoy the beauty of Kariba in this laid back environment. Guests also have access to a variety of facilities that are offered at the Hotel. Gorgeous lake views, a serene environment and the o...

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