Lake Kariba, Kariba

#4 of 20 in Nature in Zimbabwe
Nestled along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Lake Kariba features several islands and a vibrant wildlife, including the indigenous tigerfish. This artificial lake was created together with the Kariba Dam in the early 1960s. The best way to explore the lake is to board one of the houseboats and spend the night on deck under the safety of a mosquito net. Watch eagles and cormorants patrolling along the shore and look out for an occasional herd of elephants. Plan your Lake Kariba visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kariba using our Kariba route builder.
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  • It’s a beautiful dam wall. All you need is your ID to gain access to the No mans land. The low water level is heart breaking but the views as stunning.  more »
  • We had an enjoyable Cruise at sunset on the river. It was breathtaken. Dinner was great. Saw plenty of hippos in the river. Well worth it  more »
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