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Beyond the Lodge, Lake Kariba

Kariba Safari Lodge is the ultimate relaxation station; the perfect reprieve for before or after your safari. Situated on a mountainside with panoramic views over the vast waters of Lake Kariba, the property and its surroundings encompasses a very special and unique Zimbabwean experience.

Lake Kariba is an invitation for exploration. Set in the largely unknown eastern basin of the lake, Kariba Safari Lodge offers excursions and experiences distinctive to the area. From exploring its waterways on speed boats, accessing remote islands and areas unfathomed, to fishing, to simply sipping the sundown at the end of the day – the lake caters to a variety of travel desires.

In our latest Beyond the Lodge episode, Managing Director Garth Jenman and Travel Expert Kim Sparrow discuss the oasis that is Kariba Safari Lodge. Speaking into access options, activities, facilities and history, the conversation highlights and celebrates Kariba as a destination.

The episode also launches a competition to win 2 nights at Kariba Safari Lodge and 2 nights at Mana Pools Safari Lodge, for 2 people. In order to enter, one must watch the live below to find the answer to the question posed, sending your submissions in through this form. Good luck – a getaway worth USD $4020 awaits, along with adventure upon Lake Kariba!

Spend two days exploring the wild and untamed landscapes of Mana Pools National Park. Animals move freely in and around the lodge, heading to the Zambezi River in front of the lodge to quench their thirst. Game drives and walking safaris lead you into the belly of the bush, gifting up close and personal encounters with wildlife. Fall asleep to the sound of hippos in the distance, the wild orchestrating the night.

Move on to Kariba Safari Lodge to surrender to relaxation, sipping, dipping and exploring Lake Kariba. Relax on the shoreline, upon the wild sandy beach, or perhaps just lie by the pool at the lodge. The panoramic view  of the lake is breathtaking. Dark blue waters stretch to the horizon, a scene akin to the ocean. To satiate your cultural and historical curiosity, one may take a day trip into town. Excursions to the dam wall, learning of the construction of this feat of engineering, a visit to the chapel as well as time with local residents in the township; a day out providing understanding and perspective of the area and its people. Head back to the lodge late afternoon to embark on a catamaran cruise, literally sailing into the sunset.

Answer to the call of exploration and embark upon an experience of wild Zimbabwe. Kariba Safari Lodge is adventure cushioned in comfort, fulfilling your appetite for Africa from dawn until dusk.

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