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Lake Kariba

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Address: Kariba, Zimbabwe
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Nice climate at lake kariba

👍👍 We stayed at least 3 weeks at lake kariba as the climate was much dryer during this very rainy season of 2017 Camping was not always fun in the rest of simbabwe or sambia :-))

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Edafric
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

👍👍 We stayed at least 3 weeks at lake kariba as the climate was much dryer during this very rainy season of 2017 Camping was not always fun in the rest of simbabwe or sambia :-))

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

It is just an amazing place. We did several boat cruises on this lake, and the scenery was simply wonderful and you can enjoy the wildlife surrounding you. Also, the best sunset you can ever see. It's really one of our favourite places in Zimbabwe.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is the biggest man-made lake in Zimbabwe and Zambia which generates electricity for both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Its known for fishing and sailing too! Its a nice place to visit once you are in Kariba

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Edenvale, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

If you're looking for tranquility and excitement at the same time the Wild Heritage Lodges overlooking Lake kariba at Charara is the place to go. You have a house boy who looks after you from morning till night. All your cooking laundry and anything else you need he takes care of. In the evening the hippos come and feed literally... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to visit a must. One problem is that there isn't luxury in Kariba. Boat rides for fun & game viewing, fishing, loads & loads of elephants. Crocodile farming & bream fish farming. Great views around. Kariba DAM wall visit a must.

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Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

If you need a break where you sit and read or play board games all day- this is the place for you. Where you wake up with the sunrise over the vast expanse of water and marvel at the colours enveloping the sky as the sun disappears again. Then lie on your back and look up at the huge African... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited lake kariba on the way to Harare from Zambia. The level is very low so the immediate surroundings are very bear. However once in the lake it is truely beautiful. The ghost forrests of dead tees are really spooky. Lots of crocodiles, hippos and elephants. Fish eagles are numerous as well as king fishers. Kapenta boats fishing for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

I visited this lake in November 2016. The lake is a marvel to the eyes, a veritable inland freshwater sea. It is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The length of the lake is 220 km and the width is 40 km. The lake was filled between 1958 and 1963... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Amazing sunsets and perfect company, Friendly locals, Lake Kariba is perfect. Houseboats can be very hot and sometimes a shoreside lodge with a boat is the better option as you can retreat to a pool when it's too hot on the lake.

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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Chill out looking at the Lake and its boats or enjoy a boat trip for fishing, relaxing or partying...

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