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Lake Kariba

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Address: Kariba, Zimbabwe
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Fishing

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The lake should be appreciated for being the largest manmade reservoir in the world. The dam is nice and is in the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The lake should be appreciated for being the largest manmade reservoir in the world. The dam is nice and is in the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

great to go and see, such a small piece of concrete holding back all that water from the mighty zambezi

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New Delhi, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The lake has amazing views from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides, must visit the Sandy Beach Lodge. There is a man made beach here which is clean, calm and very relaxing.

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I liked the hospitality of the Caribbea Bay staff and I didn't like the absence of special dietary needs for meals e.g. halaal, vegan etc

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Hampshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed on Lake Kariba with my Zimbabwean daughter-in-law and her family, who have a time share chalet at Charara. It was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. We had a small boat and went out onto the lake most days to watch game or to fish. A truly wonderful experience. This is a high risk malaria... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family and I spent the Easter Weekend on Unique - a houseboat on lake Kariba, and all experienced a trip of a life-time. From boarding to departure we were welcomed, treated and pampered by the four crew members, with lavish servings of well prepared food, exceptionally clean and comfortable en-suite bedrooms & living areas, and overall friendliness that we... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

enjoyed sailing on the lake interactions had a great exeperience of waves on the lake had never experienced that before it was adventurous though too bad for kids

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Beautifull area and facilities. Remote with lots of peace and quite. Wish we had seen some lion and not just their tracks, but I guess the area is not a zoo.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

At the last minute I visited Kariba with no planning and I was really surprised at how little tourism there is in the area. I think if you've booked to go to one of the luxury lodges then everything would work really smoothly but my friend and I visited Kariba more 'bit by bit'. So, here are some things I... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Take a houseboat out on the lake for a few days, soak up the sunshine, peace and tranquillity while spotting wildlife on the islands or docking spots. Go fishing, play board games, read, read and read more books. Rejuvenating for the soul and for the family. Visit the town on the top of the hill with quirky little shops and... More 

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