ABOUT LAKE KARIBA

Lake Kariba is an incredible holiday paradise here in Zambia that is often overlooked and under rated. Lake Kariba is well-known for its spectacular and mesmerizing sunsets, world-class safaris on the Zimbabwe side, to some of the best fishing in Africa and lots of other water activities. Kariba has so much to offer you, read on to find out more!

  WHERE IS LAKE KARIBA ?

Beyond Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi River flows through the breathtaking Batoka Gorge then enters the waters of Lake Kariba. Formed behind the massive Kariba Dam, is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. It's enormous, and a spectacular sight with...Read more

  ATTRACTIONS ON LAKE KARIBA

What to do in lake Kariba? The main draw cards to Kariba are Game viewing, Birdwatching, Fishing and the water activities. In each of these areas it excels beyond normal expectations. These Kariba activities can be done whether you are staying in a fancy safari lodge, on a...Read more

VISIT KARIBA DAM

  VISIT SIAVONGA TOWN, GETTING TO LAKE KARIBA

The extraordinary town of Siavonga lies on the edge of the beautiful Lake Kariba, with stunning panoramic views of the lake, making this a very popular retreat for families, holiday makers and a choice destination for business gatherings and company...Read more

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LAKE KARIBA AT SUNRISE

THE 5 BEST HOTELS (2019) | Lake Kariba Zambia where to stay

You have a choice of around 10 excellent hotels and lodge options in Siavonga, ranging from cheap camping sites with plenty overland vehicle spaces at Eagles Rest or at Sandy Beach. You also have excellent self-catering options. For those of you who prefer a more up market stay, try Lake Kariba Inns with Zebras and Impala roaming the grounds or Lake Safari lodge. Fresh view Hotel is an excellent choice for those who prefer a bit more entertainment, excellent place to listen to live music. The Southern Belle is a floating luxury hotel, it’s a great option for those of you who want to try something different.
1. Eagles Rest
2. Lake Kariba Inns
3. Lake Safari Lodge
4. Fresh view Hotel
5. Southern Belle

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AIRIAL VIEW OF SIAVONGA

  STAYING ON A HOUSE BOAT

Besides from staying in affordable accommodation in lodges or hotel, you can try something different and stay on a house boat. If you are staying on a Houseboat, then activities are not too dissimilar to being at one of the safari lodges....Read more

  VISIT ZIMBABWE SIDE OF LAKE KARIBA

A day trip on the Zimbabwe side is more than worth it. There is a small curio market, where the talented Kariba ladies sell their bright Africa print table cloths, crochet garments, hats and trinkets along with the intriguing and unique...Read more

  KARIBA DAM HISTORY

Kariba Dam is intrinsically linked to the town of Siavonga which lies on its shores. The building of the dam was known as one of the engineering wonders of the world. The concrete dam wall stands at 128 metres above the river bed....Read more

DID YOU KNOW? Intresting Lake Kariba Facts

  • The chief designer of the Kariba Dam Wall, Andre Coyne, was a well-known French engineer and inventor. He went on to design 70 dams in 14 countries globally.
  • It took up to three years for the dam wall to be completed. Construction began on the 6th November 1956, and was finished in 1960.
  • Well over 1 million cubic metres of concrete was poured into the walls to sustain the pressure of nearly ten million litres of water passing through the spillway each second.
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