The Kariba Ferry service operates along the whole of Lake Kariba from Kariba town to Mlibizi and back. The ferry Sea Lion carries up to 70 passengers and 15 vehicles on a full-day and overnight journey lasting 22 hours.
Facilities on board include: chair-beds inside, mattresses for on deck and all bedding (sleeping is communal); toilets and hot showers; three full meals; teas & coffees; a licensed cash bar.
There is a height restriction of 1.95metres for 12 vehicles, and three parking spaces in an open-deck area with no height restriction (ideal for high clearance 4x4s with roofracks or roof-top tents).
Departures are at 9.30a.m.uplake from Andora Harbour, Kariba and downlake from Mlibizi the following day. Passengers are advised to be at the departure /loading point not less than 1 hour prior to sailing.
The ferry operates on a charter basis throughout the year, and on a regular weekly schedule when demand is high (e.g. during peak holiday times). Prior booking is essential.
Check the Ferry Schedule for sailing dates for the year ahead at this link: Kariba Ferries Schedule