Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Lodges - Kariba Safari Lodge & Crowned Eagle Boutique Hotel

Kariba Town, Lake Kariba

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Zambezi Cruise & Safaris add value to their unique luxury boat cruises on Lake Kariba, with two beautiful accommodation options in Kariba Town at the eastern end of the lake, and at Selous, (1 hour's drive outside Harare). 


Kariba Safari Lodge is situated on a mountainside with sweeping views over the water and islands of Lake Kariba’s Eastern Basin.  Seventeen lodges and suites are distributed over 33 acres of a forested hillside which slopes down to the lake shore, with a sandy beach and a large swimming cage that allows you to swim directly in the lake without fear of crocodiles or hippos. 

There are nine open-fronted, en-suite lodges on the property, with twin beds that can be converted into king-size doubles.  There are also eight suites which can sleep 4 guests in king-size double beds and on two Indian day beds.  All the accommodation facilities have ceiling fans, mosquito nets, a mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee facilities.  Travellers enjoy broad views of the lake directly from the comfort of their beds or from their private patios.

The main lodge has an elevated deck set against the mountainside with an expansive open-plan lounge, restaurant, outdoor patio and bar area with awe-inspiring views of the inland sea of Lake Kariba.

Since Kariba Safari Lodge is positioned on a hill guests who may struggle with the steep inclines can be booked into lodges close to the main reception area, if prior notice is given.

Kariba Safari Lodge is an ideal conference and wedding venue as it has a spectacular separate conference/wedding facility and can be used in conjunction with the nearby Crowned Eagle Boutique Hotel. 

Crowned Eagle Boutique Hotel is a charming colonial-style property situated on a hill overlooking Lake Kariba with magnificent views of the Matusadona Mountains beyond.

The hotel offers thirteen en-suite rooms (nine of them with king size beds and four with twin beds).  Each has a private veranda and stunning views over the lake or gardens/pool. All rooms have air-conditioning, televisions with Digital Satellite TV (DSTV), mosquito nets, a mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee facilities.

There is a large open plan lounge-dining-bar area, and a pool set in tropical gardens – all overlooking the lake.

The accommodation facilities at Crowned Eagle Boutique Hotel are ideal for wedding parties, as an add-on to the main wedding venue at Kariba Safari Lodge which is located very close by.


AT SELOUS  (1-hour's drive from Harare)
Pamuzinda Safari Lodge and Chengeta Safari 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. 


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Kariba Safari Lodge - a travel planner reports  (Travel Blog Nov 2020)

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Meet our People (Feature Blog July 2020)

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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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Telephone +263 86 8800 2309
Mobile +263 772 573022 Whatsapp: +263 780 105858
Price Top-end
Full Catering
Honeymoon Suite


Let Kariba Safari Lodge host your conference this winter. Our Full Conference Package includes a rate of US$139 pp per night (valid until 31 July 2024) for accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner, conference stationary, venue hire, wi-fi and parking. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 31 July 2024

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