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cruising Lake Kariba
at anchor in Marineland, Kariba

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Normally based in Binga but cruising the whole of lake Kariba between the towns of Kariba and Mlibizi, the Ponty Houseboat offers a simple yet very comfortable option to discover the beauty of a safari cruise. While cruising the western basin would focus mainly at enjoying the landscapes, fishing the rich waters and discovering the culture of the Batonka people, the eastern basin offers great wildlife opportunities through game cruises and game walks.

Being a flat bottom ship, the Ponty can access areas even in very shallow waters which adds to the discovery. Cruising at about 8 knots it is not the fastest boat on the lake but will give you pleasure as you cruise along the shoreline.
The boat is perfectly equipped offering 4 cabins sleeping 2 people and a 5th cabin sleeping 3. Obviously it has the needed mattresses and mosquito nets for those who would rather sleep in the open on the upper deck. One cabin is privately en suite while 2 other cabins share a bathroom. The last double and triple cabins make use of a common bathroom.
A sheltered carré is located at the back of the ship on the lower deck directly opposite the kitchen while the upper deck offers a sun roof for 2/3 of the area and accommodates a lounge, a bar, the dining area and a jacuzzi.
The Ponty comes standard with 2 tender boats for the various game viewing excursions and activities such as fishing. Additional boats can be provided if requested.
The crew consist of a captain, a cook and 1 or 2 deck hands.

Reasons to cruise Lake Kariba:

  • One of the most scenic lakes in Africa, known for its sunsets and tree fringed landscapes

  • The only lake in Africa offering a real full scale safari experience thanks to its wildlife rich shores on Zimbabwean side

  • Great fishing waters

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