Lake Kariba Safaris
Lake Kariba is much more than stunning sunsets and spectacular views; this vast expanse of water is home to several species of game fish as well as birdlife and wildlife. Snuggled between mountains, Lake Kariba acts as a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Zimbabwean side of the lakes claims about 1000 kilometers (621 miles) of shoreline and covers nearly 6000 square kilometers (2316 square miles).
On a Kariba safari you can expect fish eagles circling the skies in search of prey, as well as herds of elephants, hippo and basks of crocodiles alongside the bushy shorelines. Fishermen rejoice here also, with species including tigerfish, barbel, labeo, jack, bream, tilapia, catfish and the mighty vundu.
Houseboats are the preferred method of exploring Kariba, and offer fishing and canoeing excursions from the boat as well. Because of its remote location, a safari to Lake Kariba is normally combined with other Zimbabwe safari destinations such as Hwange or Mana Pools on a longer itinerary.