At over 140 miles long and up to 220 miles wide, Lake Kariba is (by volume) the largest artificial lake and reservoir in the world. It is located about halfway between the source and the mouth of the Zambezi River along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. With a shoreline of over 2000 km, it is easy to mistake it for an inland sea.
Home to a number of islands (some with permanent lodges), there is a fantastic range of experiences to be enjoyed both on the water and on land.
Exploring the lake, its creeks and inlets and discovering its inhabitants is easiest (and most popular) on a live-aboard houseboat. Fully staffed vessels (across all pricing categories) ensure that everything is taken care of while the visitor need only focus on relaxation and immersing themselves in the changing scenery.
Up-close-and-personal game viewing opportunities abound. From the water (whether from a houseboat or a canoe) visitors get a birds-eye view of the animals coming in to shore for a drink, and with the lake being adjacent to the Matusadona National Park, another dimension is added with game drive and walking safari excursions into the Park.
Lake Kariba is especially popular amongst anglers (amateurs and professionals) thanks to its world-wide reputation for superb fishing experiences, most notably for tiger fishing enthusiasts.