Catalina Houseboat, Kariba

Kariba Town, Lake Kariba

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Catalina Houseboat is a luxury Catamaran cruise boat moored at Pama Harbour (formerly I & J Harbour) in Kariba.

On board are 5 fully air-conditioned ensuite cabins, 4 of which have two double beds each and the 5th cabin has one double bed and a private lounge.  All the cabins are fully air conditioned and have amazing views of the lake. The boat runs off solar, in addition  there is a fully air-conditioned bar and lounge with DSTV and the boat now has unlimited WiFi.

The top deck has a splash pool complimented by sun loungers for relaxation and admiring the lake views and game.

The Houseboat can accommodate up to 12pax in luxury, either on a fully-catered basis or self-catering.

Catalina offers you the opportunity to experience Lake Kariba's amazing natural scenery.  Wake up to an unforgettable African sunrise and wind down the day with a breath-taking sunset, the reflections of the sun on the waters of Lake Kariba. Sit back and relax in our tender boats, watching the spectacular wildlife as they come to drink and cool down at the lake.

Lake Kariba is well known for its fishing - Bream and Tigerfish being the main catches. The Captain will take you to fishing hotspots, and our Chef will be only too happy to grill or braai your catch of the day!!! 
Catalina Houseboat charter includes: 
1 x Raft 
1 x Volvo speed boat 
1 x Dory boat 


Reviews 6

Joseph, South Africa 24 December 2023
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible experience my family and I had during our stay at Catalina Houseboat over Christmas. From the moment we stepped aboard, the warmth of your hospitality was evident. The attention to detail in ensuring a festive atmosphere added a special touch to our holiday celebrations. The accommodations were not only comfortable but also exuded a unique charm that made our stay truly memorable. Your team's dedication to customer service was exceptional, and we felt well taken care of throughout our time on the houseboat. The scenic views, coupled with the tranquility of the surroundings, provided a perfect backdrop for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. I would like to extend our appreciation for the seamless coordination and the thoughtful gestures that made our Christmas celebration on Catalina Houseboat a highlight of our year. Please convey our thanks to the entire staff for their efforts in making our stay so delightful. We look forward to the possibility of returning to Catalina Houseboat in the future and creating more cherished memories. Thank you very much Joseph. We are glad you had a memorable experience with us.
Michelle, Zimbabwe 21 October 2022
By far the best house boat experience in Zimbabwe. Extremely luxurious- absolutely beautiful, very very very clean. The ever smiling Captain Howard and his crew took very good care of us. The meals were well cooked and delicious- we took the catered option . We used the small boats for fishing and exploring - it was amazing- even if you can't fish- the crew will teach you, they will also skillfully gut all your fish! The thrill of the speed boats was an amazing experience. The house boat is spacious- the lounge and eating deck are tastefully decorated. The rooms are very spacious and very clean - they were cleaned every day during our stay. Each room has air conditioning - which is great given the temperatures on the Zambezi. I absolutely enjoyed my stay on the Catalina! I would definitely do it again. I'd recommend it many times over.
Gcinumuzi Viki, Zimbabwe 20 October 2022
This is a must experience . 5 star experience from the moment you step in. The crew, the rooms, the meals, the evening views on the deck. All was magnificent. The atmosphere gave relaxation time and family bonding which is priceless.
Vainah , Zimbabwe 20 October 2022
I remember the first time I laid my eyes on the Catalina, I was in love. The staff were friendly and they just knew all the perfect spots to catch a good sunrise and sunsets. Loved the fishing trips on the small boat and spotting the hippos on the banks. The fish mornay I tasted on that boat stays undefeated! Can't wait for another cruise! Catalina stays my number one house boat experience in Zimbabwe!!Absolutely splendid experience!!
Sean , Zimbabwe 20 October 2022
This houseboat is a delight! The food is delicious, the staff is very pleasant, and the houseboat itself is absolutely gorgeous. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.It is worth every penny. I have been on the boat twice between 2019 and 2021 and I am so ready to go again as soon as I can. Wish I could put pics.
Tonderai , Zimbabwe 19 October 2022
Catalina is one of a kind !!! We were able to totally relax and let the world go by due to the lovely boat, the brilliant house crew looked after our every wish ,very professional . 5 star service ***** . One of the best house boats in Zimbabwe.. Can't wait for another Catalina experience.
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