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  • Lake Kariba
  • Lake Kariba
  • Lake Kariba


Lake Kariba

Along the Zambezi River lies Lake Kariba, created when a dam was built across the Zambezi in the early sixties to provide hydro-electric power was controversial as many people lost their homes and thousands of animals had to be rescued, in something called Operation Noah organised by a man named Rupert Fothergill.

The lake covers an area of 5,000 square kilometres and is a wildlife paradise for crocodile and hippo as well as some of the world’s best fishing, especially tiger fish.  On the lakes shore, the Matusadona Wildlife Reserve has the highest number of lions per square kilometre of any reserve in the African continent. The most iconic is the fish eagles, who sit in the fossilised trees hunting for fish and whose haunting cry is a sound you will never forget.


Lake Kariba Hotels

$$$$ Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Lake Kariba

Set on a range of remote hills in one of Zimbabwe’s most exceptional wilderness locations, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is utterly captivating. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, this haven of...

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