Baobab Bookings

Binga, Chizarira, Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Matusadona, Mlibizi & Msuna, Victoria Falls

Baobab Bookings – a Zimbabwean based agency offering a selection of accommodation, houseboats, transfers and activities throughout Zimbabwe, but specialising in and around Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, BingaMlibizi and other areas, including Victoria Falls, Hwange, Matopos, Mana Pools, Eastern Highlands area, Gonarezhou, Chimanimani. 

We also offer a selection of activities in the Vic Falls and Livingstone areas and destinations in the Chobe area.

The core business of the company is the self-catering lodges at Charara - on the shores of Lake Kariba, east of Kariba town - Wild Heritage, Nzou and Cerruti Lodges.   On offer are 3 or 4 bedroom lodges, fully-equipped for self-catering, each with its own cook/houseman; most have private swimming pools, and air-conditioning. Gorgeous lake views; close encounters with wild life (elephant, zebra, hippo, jackal, buffalo, resident leopard in the area; waterbuck; etc.). Tender boats are available to hire for fishing, game viewing and recreational purposes.  Fishing rod hire is also available.

Baobab Bookings also specialise in the hire of houseboats in Binga (at the western end of the lake) and in Kariba town (at the eastern end, near the dam wall).  These include luxury and middle-of-the-range boats accommodating from 4 people up to 50 people.  A huge variety of houseboats on offer. Road transfers; charter flights or commercial flights to or from the houseboats can be arranged.

Victoria Falls or Livingstone accommodation at either 3-5 star hotels, lodge accommodation or self-catering venues are offered, including the various activities, airport transfers, etc.

Kariba Ferry bookings can be made, with all arrangements, including accommodation the night before, transfer to or from the Ferry etc. taken care of.

Baobab Bookings are also agents for Fin's Fishing Safaris, who offer fully guided, fully catered, and personalized fishing safaris anywhere in Zimbabwe, but are specialists on Lake Kariba.

Suitable for both novice and seasoned anglers, Fin's Fishing Safaris are tailor-made to suit the client.  All accommodation, boats, drivers, experienced fishing guides, tackle, bait, catering and transfers can be arranged.

Reviews 62

Gary Fraser, Macau SAR, China 19 August 2015
Baobab looked after our hotel bookings and activities for the first part of our fantastic trip to Zimbabwe. There were of course so many things we wanted to squeeze in to the trip and Loraine made sure it was done efficiently and with fantastic locations, the wonderful Vic Falls Safari Lodge and professional companies. Thanks Loraine!
Brian, Zambia 19 August 2015
Thank you Lorraine for organizing the House boat trip on Tantalika. We had 5 nights from 7 th August 2015. We were well looked after by the Captain and crew on board the boat. We had excellent meals prepared by Mike. Fishing was hard due to the cold nights, but we eventually caught some good bream . Caught too many squeaker's. Saw 200 buffalo drinking at Fothergill Island followed by lions and Hyena roaring during the night. Will be back for another visit . Thank you Lorraine.
Sarah Sullivan, UK 7 August 2015
We had a great trip on the houseboat What a Pleasure. The crew were very competent and helpful and we caught a lot of fish too!
Roy Ludick, Zimbabwe 17 July 2015
We had an exceptional trip. Loraine from the beginning was as professional and efficient as we could wish for! The staff on the boat (the Lady May) were outstanding. The food was exceptional and the boat was incredibly comfortable. I will definitely be using Loraine again for future bookings for my clients. It is a pleasure to guide knowing all logistics are taken care of so professionally. Thank you again!
Russ, Laurian, Kirst, Jaryd and kids, Zambia 15 July 2015
We all had the most wonderful time at Wild Heritage (Out of Africa). The place was great and William our cook was the best. Saw lots of wild life and even had a visit at our window by one of the good old regular elephants. Will definitely be back!!!
Francois van Wyk, South Africa 1 June 2015
I was very ably assisted in securing overnight accomodation at Mlibizi and Antelope Park at Gweru on our recent overland trip through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, and I can highly recommend their services.
Irene , Zimbabwe 7 May 2015
We had a wonderful 5 night stay at Nzou Lodge 20 in April school holidays. The staff were so helpful and cooked us delicious meals. We enjoyed the visits from the Elephants every day and the fishing was fantastic. The kids enjoyed the pool which was very refreshing after a morning fishing. This is our second trip to that lodge and I definitely think we will be back again. Thanks to Hilary for organizing our booking for us. Always a pleasure to work with. If you want a fantastic holiday phone Baobab Bookings - they can make it happen!!!
Andrew Davison, ZW 18 April 2015
We are all still talking about our Kariba holiday to all our friends and what we did, where we stayed and the help you all gave us. The boat hire and staff were second to none, the fishing, fantastic all round. The staff from OH to the boats, spot on ! In the words of someone on the big screen, we shall be back
Cherrie Hapelt, Zimbabwe 18 April 2015
Nine of us, all family members spent a week at Hornbill's Haunt (Wild Heritage) from the 20th to the 28th March, 2015. We so enjoyed our visit, we will be back next year. Your staff are so ever helpful, we were very well looked after, thanks to you all for such wonderful service
Sally MacKay, South Africa 11 April 2015
We were fortunate to have 5 wonderful days on the gorgeous Philadelphia houseboat over Easter 2015. The boat is a wonderful design with lovely rooms and very comfortable beds, the entertainment area on top consists of a dip pool, bar area, dining area and general seating area. The crew on board were exceptionally helpful and professional. Special mention to Pilot the cook who produced the most fantastic food for the entire trip! Thanks to Loraine and her team for the great organisation and assistance. Highly recommended!
shannon rodgers, zimbabwe 6 March 2015
As always everything was wonderful. Help was great. And the cooking was on point. Thanks to the Wild Heritage team.
Whaley, Zimbabwe 24 February 2015
A wonderful Half Term weekend spent @ Wild Heritage! A lovely lodge, complete with Air Con, with stunning views was our home for the weekend! We had excellent fishing - thanks to Taffy, who was the captain of our hired boat! Such a convenient service! He knew the good spots to take us to and my 2 sons (aged 7 & 3.5) were in heaven - as were their parents! Looked after at the Lodge by the friendly and willing Crispen, we could not have asked for more. Time was spent either in the pool, on the boat or simply relaxing! We will definitely be returning! Thanks to Hilary of Baobab Bookings for all her organisation!
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Telephone +263 4 494751 or +263 261 2146505
Mobile (Loraine) +263 773 263671 or (Hilary) +263 738 003386
Skype loraine.finaughty ; hilary.gerber31
Price Mid-range
Self Catering
Full Catering

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