Explore Zambezi Cruise Safari’s on Lake Kariba

Zambezi Cruises define the intersection between luxury and adventure. With the largest fleet of privately owned and varying themed river ships, venturing down the Zambezi has never been more desirable. Take in the exquisite scenery, wildlife and tranquillity of Lake Kariba whilst enjoying traditional dishes created by an on-board chef and a multitude of beverages including South African wine. Accompanying a chef are a number of attentive staff, including your host – a skilled, local tour guide informing cruise participants of the area, culture, wildlife and activities available on the lake. Each houseboat boasts either a pool or jacuzzi as well as spacious, air-conditioned cabins for maximum relaxation. There are 7 different boat types catering for a variety of occasions and group sizes allowing your holiday expectation to be exceeded.

The Umbozha Cruise Boat

This luxury cruise boat has a maximum capacity of 28 people split between 9 spacious cabins all with en suite showers & WC. Each cabin is air-conditioned and offers guests expansive lake views. The spacious lounge and dining room allow guests to congregate for evening meals and onboard activities with a staircase connecting these areas to the open-top deck offering sprawling views of the lake below. The houseboat features a pool for guests wishing to cool off whilst it further offers both a sun and shade deck for those wishing to escape the midday sun.

The Shikra Cruise Boat

The Shikra boat is aptly named after the Banded Goshawk, a bird of prey widespread around Asia and Africa. The ship sleeps 20 guests in 10 cabins, each with an en suite shower and WC. Similarly, to the Umbozha, the Shikra offers guests an on-bored pool with sun loungers for the optimum cruise experience. The Shikra’s stand-out feature is the lounges panoramic views of the lake; relax in an air-conditioned and luxury furnished setting without missing the beautiful surrounding scenery. Visit the top deck for an insight into how the captain controls the ship and discover birds-eye views of the lake below.

The Sovereign Cruise Boat

Another 10 cabin 20 guest houseboat with en suite showers and WCs. This luxurious floating vessel differs from the Shikra due to its unique wide windows offering expansive views of the Kariba Lake. Moreover, the opulence continues throughout the ship with a large lounge, dining room, and bar, giving guests the ultimate indulgence. As well as an on-board pool and spacious sundeck, the top deck gives guests a 360-viewing experience of the stunning lake, scenery, and wildlife below.

The MV Karabezi Cruise Boat

The Karabezi obtained its name through the combination of the Kariba Lake it sails on and the Zambezi river. This houseboat offers guest a unique experience with 5 cabins and a maximum capacity of 14 (10 adults & 4 children) this river ship is ideal for medium size groups travelling together. Instead of an on-board pool, this floating vessel offers guests a 6-seater jacuzzi for sumptuous moments of relaxation. Additionally, the top deck offers stand-out views, day beds and sun loungers for soaking up oodles of vitamin D.

The MV Catalina Motor Yacht

The Catalina Motor Yacht seems like a smaller option with its 5-cabin offering, but do not be fooled. This spacious houseboat has a maximum capacity of 18, with 4 staterooms containing 2 double beds and an on-board pool! Similarly, to the other cruise boats and motor yachts, the Catalina has the sun-seekers dream upper deck with amble space and daybeds for catching those rays.