Zambezi Drift - Kingfisher Lodges & Houseboats

Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, Matusadona

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ZAMBEZI DRIFT offer the following self-catering travel options in Kariba:-

a) KINGFISHER LODGES  - 3 x thatched lodges in Charara, Kariba   

b) PEREGRINE & MALACHITE HOUSEBOATS (self-catering houseboats for hire - both sleep max 16).

c) DAY-BOAT HIRE - small boat hire (with skipper) for fishing or sundowner cruises

Here are the details:- 

KINGFISHER LODGES (Previously known as Lambs Lair) are located at Charara at the eastern end of Lake Kariba a few kilometres before Kariba Town.

Lodge 1 – sleeps up to 4 pax maximum
1 double room with en-suite shower / toilet
1 twin room with separate shower / toilet
Air conditioner in both rooms
Mosquito Nets in both rooms
Fully kitted out kitchen for self-catering requirements

Lodges 2 & 3 each sleep up to 8 pax maximum.
2 double rooms
2 twin rooms
En-suite shower / toilet in 1 of the double rooms
Separate shower / toilet for other rooms
Air conditioner in all rooms
Mosquito nets in all rooms
Fully kitted out kitchen for self-catering requirements

For hire on a self-catering basis with crew
Sleeps up to 16 people max
6 double / twin cabins
8 bunks top deck
2 shower / toilets
Ice maker & bar cooler
Splash pool

For hire on a self-catering basis, with crew
Sleeps up to 16 people max
6 double en-suite cabins with air-conditioning and tinted casement windows
4 bunks on large covered top deck
Extra shower / toilet
Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove/freezers/fridge
Ice maker & bar cooler
Splash pool
Gas braai on sun deck
2 x tenderboats (pontoon & motorboat)
Solar-powered with back-up generator

DAY-BOAT HIRE:  We also have two smaller boats for hire for Fishing / Sundownert Cruises (note these are to be driven by our crew only).  Boats MUST BE BACK IN CHARARA HARBOUR BY 5:30pm.


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