Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam. The dam wall was built across the Kariba Gorge to harness the river’s flow to generate hydroelectric power. This endeavour displaced about 57,000 local tribes-people, and over 5000 wild animals. Over the years, several ecological difficulties at Lake Kariba have been researched and documented. And the enormous mass of water (approximately 180,000,000,000,000 kilograms, or 200 billion tons) is believed to have caused induced seismicity in the seismically active region, including over 20 earthquakes of greater than 5 magnitudes on the Richter scale.

Despite this history, Lake Kariba remains a special place of incredible beauty: nestled in mountains with the white limbs of dead trees reaching up from the water, Lake Kariba is a photographer’s dream. The Zimbabwe side of the lake has about 1000 kilometres of shoreline, with sun-baked African hills, placid backwaters and numerous islands. Covering nearly 6 000 square kilometres, Lake Kariba is abundant with life. Game fish, including Tiger Fish thrive in its waters, and Fish Eagle, cormorant and other water birds patrol the shorelines. Elephant, crocodile and hippo are commonly seen as well. Game viewing and fishing can be done by boat.

Along the southern shore of Lake Kariba is the Matusadona Game Reserve, one of the lesser known game reserves in Zimbabwe. One of the most impressive game parks in the world, Matusadona combines the beauty of a lake-setting and its rich and fertile flood plains, with a rising wall of mountains serving as a majestic backdrop. It is one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the endangered black rhino, and is commonly recognized as having the second largest concentration of wild lions in Africa next only to the Ngorongoro Crater. Other wildlife includes white rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyaena, cheetah, and over 240 species of birdlife.


Lake Kariba

  • Zambezi River Lodge Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari – 9 days

    Explore Botswana’s finest National Parks and the true African wilderness – untouched! Start your tour by experiencing the Greater Moremi. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve from your own 4×4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta in traditional dugout canoes and enjoy Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River.

  • Bungee Jump Bungee Jump – Victoria Falls

    Experience the world-famous Victoria Falls in the most adventurous and unique way – with a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge.

  • Chobe Day Trip Chobe Day Trip

    The Chobe Day Trip will allow you to experience one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Southern Africa, near Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

  • Chobe River Chobe Package Botswana

    Experience the splendor of the Chobe National Park with 2 nights at Chobe Safari Lodge, watching wildlife from the water’s edge on sunset boat cruises and experiencing a host of wildlife on game drives in the National Park. This package is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for a short-term Chobe National Park experience with comfortable and luxurious accommodation.

  • Helicopter flight Helicopter Flight – Victoria Falls

    Jenman African Safaris offers you the chance to see the magnificent Victoria Falls by Helicopter flight to experience the ultimate birds-eye view of this breath-taking Natural Wonder.

  • Kruger experience Kruger Experience – Classic Package

    Enjoy a 4-day Kruger experience in one of Africa’s most popular national parks, the Kruger National Park. This adventurous experience offers the best game viewing opportunity possible with game drives through the park and optional bush walks, which allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Kruger National Park.

  • Cape Town experience Cape Town Experience – Classic Package

    The lively city of Cape Town has been named again and again as one of the top cities in the world to visit thanks to its wide range of activities, breathtaking scenery and variety of unique restaurants and markets. Explore all the amazing wonders that the Mother City has to offer this exciting 4 day Cape Town Experience. Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Sweet Ocean View Guest House, situated only 10 minutes away from the beach.

  • Khwai River Bedouin Bush Camp Package

    Experience one of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas in an unfenced, mobile bush camp located on a private concession next to the Moremi Game Reserve, a 2-hour drive from Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta.

  • White Water Rafting White Water Rafting – Victoria Falls

    Enjoy a day filled with of adrenaline and action while white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River within the Batoka Gorge.

  • Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen and Hwange Package

    Experience incredible Zimbabwe in just 7 days; combine extensive wildlife viewing at Hwange National Park with pure relaxation and adventure while on a houseboat – the only way to experience the Chobe River.

  • Zambezi river canoeing Zambezi River Canoeing – Victoria Falls

    Experience a Zambezi River Canoeing adventure just above the Victoria Falls. Canoe with friends and family down the famous Zambezi River, for an exciting day trip!

  • Zambezi river Zambezi River Cruise – Victoria Falls

    Experience Victoria Falls on a sunset Zambezi River Cruise. This Zambezi River Cruise provides great game viewing of the Victoria Falls area!


Lake Kariba

  • Camp Hwange – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Camp Hwange is situated approximately 180km from Victoria Falls and is ideally located on a private concession in the Sinamatella area, in the northern part of Hwange National Park.

  • Elephant’s Eye Eco Lodge – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Elephant’s Eye is a 4-star eco-lodge situated in Hwange National Park. Enjoy game drives in Hwange, explore our concession and enjoy our treehouse chalets.

  • Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, close enough to the falls to be able to see the spray in the distance. The camp offers breath-taking game and bird viewing and each secluded tent has a private deck overlooking the river only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls town.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Club – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls Safari Club is located just 3km from Victora Falls town centre. Situated within magnificent grounds, the Safari Club offers uninterrupted views of the bushveld, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is perfectly situated as it is only 4 km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and year-round game viewing at the on-site waterhole.

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