Lake Kariba 365

A natural geographic boundary separating Zimbabwe and Zambia, Lake Kariba spans about 1 000 kilometers of shoreline and covers nearly 6 000 square kilometers (on the Zimbabwean side). 

Home to a broad array of game and other fish (fisherman will revel in the variety which includes tigerfish, barbel, labeo, jack, bream, tilapia, catfish and the mighty vundu), this vast expanse of water attracts a plethora of bird and wildlife, and also sets the scene for iconic sunsets and spectacular views. 

On a Kariba safari you can expect fish eagles circling the skies in search of prey, as well as herds of elephants, hippo wallowing and crocodiles sunning themselves along the bushy shorelines. Houseboats are the preferred mode of travel to explore Kariba, and offer the opportunity for fishing and canoeing excursions from the boat. Because of its remote location, a trip here is best combined with other safari destinations such as Hwange or Mana Pools.