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Kariba Safari Lodge

Kariba Safari Lodge

Situated on a mountain side with panoramic views over the vast waters of Lake Kariba, this safari lodge encompases a very special and unique Zimbabwean experience. Set amidst 33 acres of forest hillside with a beach area below, Kariba Safari Lodge offers encounters with uncharted wild waters, fringed in luxury. 

Each of the 9 open-fronted lodges and 8 suites boast a private and sweeping view of the lake. To be greeted simultaneously by sunrise and Lake Kariba is a start to the day like none-other; a gift of untamed Africa waiting to be discovered.

Your 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 sun down at the end of the day – the lake caters for a variety of travel desires.

Relax on the shoreline, upon the wild sandy beach, or perhaps just lie by the pool at the lodge, surrendering to relaxation.

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 provides understanding and perspective of the area and its people.

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.


The lodge may be accessed by air or road transfers. With private light air charters from Harare, Mana Pools or Hwange, one may fly in with convenience to Kariba Airport, gifted with a bird’s eye view of the area. The transfer from the airport is between 20 – 30 minutes. Alternatively, embark on a 5 hour drive from Harare, 370 km away.


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.

Kariba Safari Lodge

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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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Catamaran Experience

The catamarans at Kariba Safari Lodge provide a unique and immersive sunset experience. Powered by the wind, with a backup motor for quieter days, sail into the sunset, feasting on the view as well as delicious snacks prepared by the lodge. Dare to take a dip in the safety net attached to the boat, glass of wine and courage in hand as you cool off in Lake Kariba waters.

Half Day Town Excursion

Kariba town is a bustling hub of Zimbabwean arts, culture and history. Taking time to explore the foundations of local people and culture, while learning about the foundations and engineering of the Kariba Dam Wall, a day trip to town fulfils historical curiosity. A tour of the wall itself and the dedicated museum is a journey into the history of its construction as well as the effect on the area, people and wildlife alike. 

Game Drives

The surrounding area of the lodge holds unique ecosystems of wildlife specific to life on the lake. Take a drive to explore the wildlife within and around the town, experiencing the interconnectedness of human and animal existence, sharing our wild spaces and living in harmony on the shores of Lake Kariba.

Hikes & Bush Walks

Feet rooted to the earth with eyes to the blue Lake Kariba horizon, a walking expedition in the Kariba surrounds provides a closer look into the ecology and life; the area’s heartbeat. Spend time immersed in the bush, led by a professional guide, learning of the intricacies of life around the lake.