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Lake Kariba

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Address: Kariba, Zimbabwe
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Watery Paradise

Lake Kariba is massive. It is more like an inland sea than a lake or dam and it is hard to believe that it is man-made. Nearer the Kariba town itself the lake is quite busy with... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Lake Kariba is massive. It is more like an inland sea than a lake or dam and it is hard to believe that it is man-made. Nearer the Kariba town itself the lake is quite busy with business and commercial activities such as kapenta fishing. Once you are across the lake you can enjoy the true beauty of the lake... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing experience; didn't expected to have that much fun... We enjoyed fullest; soon will make plan to go on this trip again ...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Beautiful setting although can't swim in water because of schistosomasis. Not a massive amount to do in the village bit a nice break from busyness of Lusaka

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Sanliurfa Province, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Cruise on the Lake is very good. The water offers a wide range of wild animals ie crocodiles, hippos and on the shores you can see elephants, hippos. Best for tiger fishing I think best in the world. Also fished for bream and squeker.Various houseboats which can be hired

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to visit - it is beautiful and tranquil, with plenty of adventure thrown in. Boat trips, wildlife, island visits, stunning sunsets, balmy evening breezes, great hospitality everywhere. Can't wait to go back!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I learnt about Kariba Dam but I did not know that more 30 years later I will get to see this imposing piece of engineering. A lot of sacrifice went into the construction of the dam wall but it worth it as it supplies Zambia and Zimbabwe with electricity. The ride around Kariba is also quite exciting.

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London
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

My lovely family and I went to Kariba and stayed on house boat " Unique" in January 2016. The boat exceeded all our expectations from the introduction to the boat, staff and history of the boat and all health and safety aspects. The four rooms were most comfortable with mosquito nets, fans and air conditioning and exceptional quality bed linen... More 

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Iran
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Its a beautiful place with a great surrounding. A bit difficult to get there with the public transport but its doable.

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Durban, South Africa
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Our family came from all the corners of the world to meet at what we have always treasured as 'our little piece of heaven'.... that being Lake Kariba. As seasoned Southern African travelers, we had all been on Kariba houseboats many times before and Zambuka was our first time. We were not disappointed! Zambuka which is the perfect family houseboat... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

On a trip all around the Country, we took the ferry from Binga to Kariba. The lake is really impressive and romantic, especially the sunset. Such a scenic view and atmosphere. The Kariba-Ferry Team was kind and always helpful. We stayed at the Milibizi Resort the night before our departure and the place was so run down and dirty! Horrible!... More 

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