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Easy access to dam from Zambian side. Probably the friendliest customs and border staff I have... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Dirk P
Lusaka, Zambia

The dam wall is a must-visit if you are in Siavonga or Kariba town. The scale of it is simply... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Светлана О
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Siavonga, Zambia
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Easy access to dam from Zambian side. Probably the friendliest customs and border staff I have ever seen. Quick paperwork, leave your passport at customs, get entry permit and drive through. Collect your passports when returning. A must see sight.

Thank Dirk P
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

The dam wall is a must-visit if you are in Siavonga or Kariba town. The scale of it is simply striking! The view downstream is marred a bit by the ongoing construction work but the hills on Zim side are as picturesque as ever!

Thank Светлана О
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

To visit the dam wall from the Zimbabwe side you need to get a gate pass at immigration with your passport as the dam wall is a international border. It is worth the trouble to see the dam from close, read about it’s history and...More

Thank Fkafrica
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Walking along Karina bridge was refreshing, went in the morning before the sun was too hot, I managed to walk to the middle of the bridge and took a few photos. But I appreciate the importance of the dam and is major supplier of electricity...More

Thank shostito
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful views and sunsets. You can go onto dam wall at border if you hand in passports at customs and pick them up on return.

Thank Leonpotgieter
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I am always amazed whenever I hear from people that Kariba Lake is man-made due to the construction of the Kariba Dam. It's even more amazing to finally see the dam and connect the story, the view of the lake and the view of the...More

Thank DringD2
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Just cool to see a big dam :) Pro's: - just cool Con's: - you need to drop off your passport at the main gate

Thank JfromG
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Truly a beautiful location for a relaxing holiday. Sadly the locals are fishing the lake dry so fishing is not as good as it used to be

Thank Jenny i
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Awesome view from the wall, can get quite hot due to all the concrete and tar so try get there before 10am or after 3pm for best experience.

Thank siavongaboy
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Impressive dam in spectacular countryside. Need to leave passport at security before driving down to dam. Can cross over into Zimbabwe.......well 300m in.

Thank RSD78
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Jeremiah M
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Response from KennyFP | Reviewed this property |
Roads are not bad, but some parts you just need to drive carefully and slow, especially mountains area. Sedan will be fine if driving during the day