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Kariba Safari Lodge

Kariba Safari Lodge

Situated on a mountainside with panoramic views over the impressive body of water, Kariba Safari Lodge ensures a unique Zimbabwe safari experience. All of the lodges and suites at our Lake Kariba accommodation open up to the sights and sounds of the eastern basin of the lake. The picture-postcard setting of Kariba Safari Lodge, one of the top safari lodges in Kariba, guarantees the most pleasant of holiday experiences, with the legendary sunsets over the shoreline a definite highlight. It is indeed an adventure cushioned in comfort, fulfilling your appetite for Africa from dawn until dusk.


Best Time to visit Lake Kariba Safari Lodge

The best time of the year to book your stay at our safari lodge on Lake Kariba is between June and October. This is when dry and sunny weather prevails with daytime temperatures averaging around 25 degrees Celcius. Evenings are chilly so remember to pack some warmer clothes for when the sun sets. The summer months, specifically October and November.

Your Experience

Lake Kariba is an invitation for exploration and Kariba Safari Lodge offers excursions and experiences distinctive to this holiday destination in Zimbabwe. From exploring its waterways on speed boats, accessing remote islands and areas, to fishing for tiger fish, bream, tilapia, catfish, barbel and vundu, the lake caters to a variety of interests. For complete rest and relaxation, sit back and enjoy the Kariba shoreline or simply make use of the inviting swimming pool at the lodge. To satisfy your cultural and historical curiosity, take a day trip into town. Gain insight into Lake Kariba’s fascinating history with an excursion to the dam wall to learn more about the construction of this feat of engineering.

Lake Kariba Bush Walk

Lake Kariba Bush Walk

Lake Kariba Game Drive

Lake Kariba Game Drive

Kariba Town Tour

Half Day Kariba Town tour

Lake Kariba Catamaran cruise

Lake Kariba Catamaran Cruise

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Kariba Safari Lodge is accessible by either air or road transfers. The lodge’s superb position on the northern end of the lake, a mere 30-minutes from Kariba Airport, means private light air charters from Harare, Hwange or Mana Pools can easily be arranged. For those inclined to make their own way to this lodge in Kariba, it will be a 5-hour drive. The setting of Kariba Safari Lodge makes it ideal for an all-encompassing African safari experience.

Kariba Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba – 16.537100, 28.763548


From USD 240 per person sharing. (Green Season)

All meals, water, soft drinks, beers, ciders, mixers and house wine, 2 activities per day (hikes, bush walks, half-day tour of Kariba, half-day fishing tour or sunset cruise), laundry.

Transfers, game drives, imported and premium brand drinks.


SADC* rates are available. Please contact us to enquire.

*Southern African Development Community

Meet The Team

Safari Collection

Each of our Hideaways collections have been designed to deliver an extraordinary safari experience, in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique conservation areas. With over 30 years of travel experience, unprecedented hospitality and the finest bespoke eco-offering, we ensure that our guests experience the best of Southern Africa in absolute comfort and style.

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Kariba Safari Lodge was built with the vision of providing a holistic African experience, with the dramatic backdrop of the lake itself, a panoramic vista from each room. Being set above Lake Kariba on a forested hillside, the views are spectacular from the 9 open fronted ensuite lodges, as well as from the private patios of our 8 suites. Every lodge has twin beds that convert into king-size doubles, and each suite is able to sleep 4 guests in king-size double beds and on 2 Indian day beds. Each room has a coffee station to accompany sunrise, as well as a minibar to accompany sunset. Private, spacious and scenic, our rooms encourage distant daydreaming, witnessing the wild while encased in comfort. 

*As the lodges are positioned on a hill, please advise us in advance of any guests who may struggle with the steep inclines and we will book them into lodges close to the main reception area.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • King Size beds
  • Private patios
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee and tea station
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Area
  • Sandy beach and built in swimming cage in the lake
  • Safe

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