Tour of Kariba Dam Wall and Town

Learn more about the arts, culture and history of this Zimbabwe tourism hotspot with a tour of the Kariba Dam wall and Kariba town.

Lake Kariba is a destination that holds a myriad of fascinations. An engineering feat, the lake was built in the 1950s out of necessity for hydroelectric energy for Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Kariba dam wall was built to harness the power of the mighty Zambezi River.

Get better acquainted with the local people while learning more about the engineering of Lake Kariba and its dam wall with a visit to the dedicated museum and Santa Barbara Chapel during a half-day Kariba town tour. The chapel was built in memory of the workers that died during the construction of the dam. The museum boasts a panoramic view of the impressive Kariba dam wall, an awe-inspiring site during your cultural excursion.

Led by a private guide, you will also hear more about Operation Noah. This was when more than 6 000 animals, including iconic species like lions, elephants and rhinos, were safely relocated to Matusadona National Park after they were threatened by the rising waters when the dam was built.

Fulfill your historical curiosity about Kariba, browse and purchase souvenirs at a number of craft shops and then venture further to explore this vast inland sea during your tour of the Kariba Dam wall and Kariba town.

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