Game viewing cruises on Kariba
Game viewing and birdwatching on Lake Kariba are two of the best Lake Kariba activities. The south-western shores of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, where the Sovereign Houseboat operates, is a paradise for observing the local wildlife and birds on a game viewing cruise. Embark on either morning or afternoon game cruises where we explore the many bays and inlets of the Sengwe Basin.
Both times of day hold equal potential for viewing Lake Kariba wildlife. The morning boasts an array of birdlife, some finding perch on the branches of the drowned trees that fringe the shores of Lake Kariba. During a game viewing cruise on Kariba, marvel at the wildlife coming down to the sandy beaches for a drink as the sun is sinking lower on the horison. The lake’s fertile shores attract species like crocodiles, hippos, elephants and buffalos and other large game that graze on the flood plains.
For avid birdwatchers, the Sengwe Basin is known for its great birding and lends itself perfectly for a game viewing cruise on Lake Kariba. Herons, egrets, kingfishers and storks are just some of the birds regularly seen while the call of the African fish eagle is a common occurrence. Large numbers of water birds and many raptors including the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl and Black Eagle will delight you during your game viewing cruise on Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba.
Nature Walks on Kariba
Participating in a nature walk on Lake Kariba during your houseboat safari offers a unique and wonderful alternative to the more traditional land-based safari in Zimbabwe. Around 220 kilometres long and in places up to 40 kilometres wide, Kariba’s scenery is simply spectacular.
Embrace the option of an early morning guided nature walk on Kariba, lasting approximately two hours. The southern shore of Lake Kariba provides excellent opportunities for observing the local fauna and flora from a different perspective. Get better acquainted with the stunning blue and green panorama of Kariba, with trees stretching skywards dotting the landscape while on foot.
Kariba is a paradise for safari-goers wishing to observe the numerous species while on a nature walk. Observe the local wildlife like crocodiles, hippos, elephants and buffalos going about their natural business, obviously from a safe distance and in the company of our qualified guides. Point the binoculars skywards during your nature walk on Kariba to scan for the presence of the more than 250 bird species that call the area home.
Leaving the Sovereign Houseboat at the break of dawn for a nature walk on Lake Kariba is the best time for birding as well as game viewing. After immersing in the wild on foot, head back to your Lake Kariba houseboat for a scrumptious breakfast.