Lake Kariba Zimbabwe

There is no better time for a holiday than now. Pack your bags and head for the shores of Lake Kariba. Leave behind the pressures of everyday life and enjoy the slow paced tempo of lakeside living. A holiday at Lake Kariba is not just about boating trips and catching tiger fish. Feast your eyes on the beautiful, unspoilt landscapes and the diverse wildlife. Take out your camera and capture the red ball of the sun as it sets in the horizon and observes the regal fish eagles perched on fossilised trees.

  • Lake Kariba is among the world’s four largest man-made lakes and the second largest in Africa.
  • The lake boasts 2,000 km of shoreline with an outstanding variety of estuaries that lead from the surrounding bush.
  • Enjoy hot summers and warm winters, ideal weather conditions for the great outdoors.
  • Choose to stay on either land or water, on a houseboat or in one of the many fine lodges along the shore.

Things to Do in Lake Kariba

Game viewing

Embark on day and night game drives in the Matusadonha National Park which boast the highest number of lion per square kilometre of any reserve on the African continent. Classic Big 5 and other exotic species and eclectic birds abound. The lake has a healthy population of crocodiles which can be seen sunbathing along the shore.


Spend your time on the water, partaking in a range of exciting watersports. Choose from speed boating, canoeing to wakeboarding.


Hooking a tiger fish in these waters is such a thrill. This fish does put up a good fight, making your catch all the more exhilarating.

Local tours

Go see the Kariba Dam wall and explore the town with its craft stalls, small shops and historical chapel that was built as a tribute to the workers who lost their lives during the construction of the dam.

Full-Day Lake Cruises

Enjoy a leisurely cruise into the eastern basin of Lake Kariba, hopping off onto an island for a magical lunch in nature.