Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Lodges - Kariba Safari Lodge, Masumu Lodge, Mana Pools Safari Lodge

Binga, Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools

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Zambezi Cruise & Safaris add value to their unique luxury boat cruises on Lake Kariba, with a portfolio of beautiful lodges around Zimbabwe. 

Visitors embarking on a Lake Kariba cruise, may also enjoy the luxury of an overnight stop on land at either end of their cruise - at Kariba Safari Lodge in Kariba Town (at the eastern-Mana Pools end of the lake) or at Masumu River Lodge in Binga (at the western-Victoria Falls end of the lake).  


LODGES AT KARIBA TOWN (eastern (Mana Pools) end of Lake Kariba

a) Kariba Safari Lodge - the latest addition to the Zambezi Cruise & Safaris portfolio, is located on Mica Point in Kariba Town.

Situated on a forested mountainside with sweeping views over the blue water and the islands in the eastern basin of the lake, this newly built Safari Lodge offers individual Lodges and Suites that are distributed over 33 acres of woodland hillside sloping down to the lake shore and beach area.

The lodge comprises nine individual lodges and eight suites set on various levels amongst the tropical forest – all have en-suite bathrooms and private lake view patios. 

Each lodging has ceiling fans, mosquito nets, a mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee facilities.

The main lodge has been built with an elevated deck set against the mountainside where the open-plan lounge, restaurant, outdoor patio and bar is located -  all of which claim immediate attention to the awe-inspiring views of the “ocean-like” Lake Kariba.

Additional facilities include a swimming pool and casual bar with a communal boma area.  Free Wi-Fi is available to guests. 

Kariba Safari Lodge is an ideal conference and wedding venue as it has a spectacular separate conference/wedding venue, also with Lake vistas.

Activities to be enjoyed are either a half–day tour of Kariba to the Dam Wall, Santa Barbara Chapel, Kariba Heights and Mahombekombe Township, a sunset cruise or a half-day guided fishing expedition to catch the famed Tiger or African indigenous Bream (Tilapia) fish.

Access is via the main road from Harare-Makuti for the self-drive or 4x4 enthusiasts and is only 5 minutes from Kariba Dam Wall for those travelling the 3-hour drive from Lusaka. 

Road transfers are available when combining the Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Lodges and Cruise Boats circuits or a private aircraft charter can be organized from Victoria Falls or Harare Airports.

b) Crowned Eagle Boutique Hotel - currently under construction. Opening in 2019


LODGES AT BINGA: (western (Victoria Falls) end of Lake Kariba

c) Masumu River Lodge is the base for arrivals and departures at the western (Victoria Falls) end of Lake Kariba for Zambezi Cruise Safaris' lake cruises.  

The Lodge has a spectacular location on top of a hill 10 kms from Binga Town in the heart of the Tongan Tribal area, some 310 km from Victoria Falls and 209 km from Hwange National Park main gate.

It has a magnificent view over the islands and waters of Lake Kariba’s western side.  The main building is built on two levels into the slope of the hill hence both the dining room and the bar below have stunning views out over the water.  The glittering swimming pool offers and opportunity to cool off on hot afternoons.

There are nine en-suite lodges each with private balcony.  Each lodge has twin beds that can be converted into king size doubles.

Also, two family lodges, can accommodate up to 4 adults in twin beds that can be converted, each have private verandas offer beautiful views of the lake.

All lodges have air conditioning, mosquito nets, mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee facilities.

Optional activities include cultural village tours, fishing and sunset cruises.  

d) Kulizwe Marina Lodge - Binga: 30 Bedrooms   – currently under construction.  Opening soon.


Mana Pools Safari Lodge nestles in thick woodland at the western end of the Mana Pools National Park  "floodplain" area.  Set amongst riverine figs, African mango and Apple-ring Albida trees, the thatched chalets enjoy commanding views of the sweeping flood plains and mighty Zambezi River. 

The lodge is frequented daily by majestic elephant, secretive kudu, buffalo, painted dogs and even lion – all of which often pass through the camp.

As the only permanent luxury lodge within Mana Pools, the facility offers unparalleled comfort, game viewing and photographic opportunities, with Mana’s light and beauty unmatched anywhere on the African continent.

12 thatched chalets and the main lodge have been tastefully built around many wild and ancient trees,  A giant African Mango takes centre stage in the main dining/lounge/reception area.

AT SELOUS  (1-hour's drive from Harare)
Pamuzinda Safari Lodge , Chengeta Safari Lodge & Shumba Guest Lodge, are surrounded by a game park and boast tranquil and relaxing environments for their guests. Conveniently close to Harare town and the international airport, and just off the Bulawayo Road, they make an excellent stopover point for guests taking tours further afield. 

AT MATOBO HILLS (1-hour's drive from Bulawayo)
Shashani Lodge is situated on a private game reserve on the border of Matobo National Park.  It consists of 10 invididual en-suite lodges and a main living/dining/bar area with spectacular views over the surrounding rocky landscapes.


Related articles:

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris expands with 7 new set-departure circuits for 2020  (Oct 2019)

Making the most of taking photographs at Mana Pools (April 2019)

Kariba Safari Lodge:  introducing the WOW factor (Feb 2019)

Reviews 3

Constance R, Zimbabwe 27 November 2019
Zambezi Cruise & Safaris' Kariba Safari Lodge has very good standard of hospitality. The rooms are neat, comfortable and cool. The staff was very polite and helpful. Vipers and Pritchard get special mention. The Hot breakfast was one you seldom find.. .. we loved the quiet location which overlooks part of the Lake and the pool area as well. We enjoyed our 3 nights stay (21-24 Nov 2019) at this place. I particularly thank Janice for making our vacation lovely. To you and your staff I am eternally grateful. My guests and I cant wait to return. Thank you!! Thank You! Thank You!! Constance
Kevin Chidas, Zimbabwe 4 November 2019
Fantastic 3 night stay at Kariba Safari Lodge. Beautiful surroundings and well trained, caring staff. Viper was amazing and really knows the area and his job. The rooms are brilliant and the views simply breath-taking. The two giant fans in the bedrooms are life savers. Very nice indeed
Tendayi , Zimbabwe 24 April 2019
Hello. I would like to thank Zambezi Cruise & Safaris for the superb services you offered us during our 3 nights stay at Kariba Safari lodge. The reception was superb and the hospitality was very nice. We enjoyed everything. Thanks to Shinga for making sure that we get there everything in place; and also Janice and team who often checked on us. We will definitely visit you again!! Next stop is Pamuzinda!!!
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