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Lake Kariba is a place of outstanding beauty and scenery. This vast man-made lake is surrounded by excellent national parks. The lake has a wide range of excitement and wonder to offer the traveller. It is an ideal place to take a safari, view game, fish or just soak up the African sun. There really is something for everyone. Bird watching and fishing are very popular on and around the lake.


Bird Watching

Lake Kariba  is a birding destination for birding enthusiasts and avid birdwatchers. The area has more than 240 bird species recorded and is particularly rich in waders and other water-associated birds. The dead mopane trees on the lakeshore are covered by large numbers of perched birds, including cormorants, darters and many fish eagles – their cries regularly filling the air.



Lake Kariba is well known for its fishing and especially sport-fishing! This vast expanse of fresh water is home to some fantastic species of fish including the Tiger fish, Bream, Tilapia, Catfish, Barbel, Labeo, Jack and the mighty Vundu, that commonly attains the size of a fully grown man.


Game Viewing

There are game reserves in the area which have large concentration of wild lions. Other wildlife includes white rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyaena, cheetah, and over 240 species of birdlife. Hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile are frequently seen and if you are lucky, a variety of small mammals can be spotted.


Photography and Videography

Lake Kariba is a special place of incredible beauty that is a nature lover’s dream. The scenery at this African holiday spot also makes it a photographer’s paradise. It offers scenery and wildlife photography at its best.

african sun


UNIQUE has a spacious upper deck with a bar area and dining area. If you’re not after adventure, then simply unwind and soak up the great African sun.