Golden Mariner Houseboat

Take a ride on the luxurious Golden Mariner, a spacious, recently renovated 75ft Monohull Houseboat that offers accommodation for 16 guests. Spend your holiday on Lake Kariba, populated by a large array of fish and birdlife, and shorelines teeming with game. Sit back on this relaxing cruise while soaking up the sights and sounds of Africa that surround you.

Golden Mariner can comfortably accommodate 16 passengers (with a total of 4 cabins, all including fans and mosquito nets) and is ideal for family getaways (with child-friendly meshing around the boat) or a trip with friends. There are many activities that can be enjoyed as a group such as fishing, swimming, tender boat rides and sunset cruises.

Please keep in mind that the cost does not include fuel, meals, drinks, fishing equipment, swimming towels, National Park fees, first aid kit and vehicle parking, but everything else is all at your leisure so kick back and enjoy this experience of a lifetime. An added bonus is the plunge pool on the top deck, the perfect spot to relax with a drink in hand whilst cruising around the Lake.
From 450
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Child FriendlySwimming PoolSatellite TVGame ViewingNo WiFiOcean TripsSight Seeing


Golden Mariner Houseboat

Accommodation on the Golden Mariner is comprised of 4 cabins: with 2 bunks in each. All cabins come with mosquito nets and fans powered by generators which run all night to fight the African humidity without making a sound. Want to try something a bit different? There’s extra bedding (8 mattresses) available if you’d like to sleep out under the stars. Stars are best seen in the wild where there is no light pollution so they can shine their brightest.

There’s a fully kitted kitchen on board run by Golden Mariner’s own chef. Dine out in the Open Air Dining area on the Top Deck and whip out your game meat as there’s a full on braai area available on the deck. No African safari is complete without a braai!

There are also the aforementioned activities to take part in. There is a tender boat that comes with the hire of the houseboat, great for game drives and fishing in the vicinity of the houseboat, and are strictly crew driven. Should you require a speed boat for long distance fishing, please either bring your own which will be towed behind the houseboat leaving behind one of the houseboat tenders, (please bring your own rope for towing and fuel) or you can hire a speed boat from Marineland. (Contact us for details). Try your hand at magnificent bird watching. Sound too tiring? relax! There’s a sun deck where you can break out the towel and catch some sun rays, be sure to bring along a nice shady hat and sun screen. After tanning for a little while, you can also choose between either the splash pool on deck or the swimming cage attached to the boat to experience the lake first hand.

Total package price from: 450

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are per person sharing, depending on the season
  • Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
  • Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation
  • To hire a car, drivers must carry a valid driver’s licence and valid credit card


  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Houseboat and Tender boat hire
  • Crew
  • All linen and mosquito nets
  • Toilet Paper, cleaning materials and Ice (provided the boat is not on a back to back charter)
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable Tourism Levies and Value Added Tax


  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals and drinks not specified
  • Any activities not specified
  • Unspecified park and entrance fees
  • Any scheduled flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Fuel
  • Fishing equipment and bait
  • Swimming towels
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