Hornbill Lodge

Kariba Town

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Hornbill Lodge is a small, intimate lodge situated on Mica Point Hill in Kariba with breathtaking views over the lake.

The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to 13 people in A-frame tented or thatch chalet-bedrooms (two doubles, one triple and two double Deluxe Suites with an extra divan/bed in each).  All rooms have ensuite facilities, fans and their own verandahs.  The Deluxe Suites have air-conditioning.  A separate satellite bar, lounge and dining area overlooks a lovely plunge pool and offers a panoramic view of Lake Kariba. Relax in the shade of indigenous trees in the beautiful, landscaped garden.

Delicious home-cooked meals and drinks from a fully-stocked bar are available at the lodge. Hornbill does not offer any activities but these can be booked with operators in Kariba town.


Related links:-

Kariba's best-kept secret - Hornbill Lodge  (Travel Blog, May 2018)

Tails from the river - Aug 2013


Reviews 4

Kristin M, Canada 7 January 2022
Hornbill Lodge is a lovely intimate place to spend a few days. The grounds are beautiful with views of the lake and several gorgeous birds. The food was very good, the chef was able to accommodate my pescatarian diet with really tasty dishes. Sunny, the owner/operator was wonderful to work with a very helpful in guiding us through our time in Kariba. If you are lucky enough to meet her dogs, they are also a real treat :) The rooms are lovely with great shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and insect repellent. The bed was very comfy and the veranda was equipped with a mosquito repellent coil! We will be sure to be back the next time we are in town.
clifford747 (via Trip Advisor), UK 31 December 2021
In Zimbabwe it can often be difficult to escape the noise and madness - Hornbill Lodge provided a perfect means of doing so. Stunning setting, clean and outstanding facilities with the best homemade cooking I have ever tasted in Zimbabwe. Small, but perfectly formed. I would highly recommend Hornbill Lodge to anyone who finds themselves fortunate enough to visit Kariba.
Wade V (via Trip Advisor), Thailand 23 December 2021
My four day stay at Hornbill lodge was incredibly restful and the perfect little slice of luxury I needed. Staff were helpful and friendly, the menu quite extravagant and the amenities most satisfactory. Whether you want to lounge by the pool, keep to your room (every one has a view of the lake) or even catch up on current events in the TV lounge Hornbill offers all of that and more. There is a small beach about 30 mins walk downhill (bear in mind walking back up the hill in Kariba heat is no joke), but I found it the perfect place to rest and relax with no plans. Would definitely return for another stay.
Sally Wynn-Pitman, Zimbabwe 21 November 2014
Quite simply the best accommodation in Kariba town. Practical little thatched chalets offer high standards of comfort in a delightful and intimate garden setting with a stunning view. Hands-on owner management and personal service gives this little place a real home-from-home feeling.
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Price Mid-range
Full Catering


Special off-peak rates for overnighting at Hornbill Lodge in Kariba Town. DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST: US$99 ppp night. BED & BREAKFAST: US$80 ppp night. Valid for the whole year (excluding peak periods). Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 31 December 2024

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