Kariba Houseboat Safari

This 9 day houseboat safari on Lake Kariba incorporates a cruise on the Lady Jacqueline with world class relaxation at Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls and Elephant's Eye Lodge in Hwange National Park. Combining extensive wildlife viewing at Hwange National Park with pure relaxation and adventure while on a houseboat – the only way to experience Lake Kariba.

Enjoy the adventure capital and home of the magnificent Victoria Falls while residing in luxury at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange and end your day with a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Hwange National Park boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife, which you'll experience on a game drive to view the magnificent wildlife in the area.
From 2 825
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Cruise
  • Lake Kariba
  • Hwange National Park


Victoria Falls
Day 1 and 2
  • On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where you will spend the next two nights at Ilala Lodge. The afternoon will be spent at your leisure. For dinner, we invite you to the famous Boma Restaurant to experience an African feast.
  • Today you will have the opportunity to participate in the various optional activities available or simply explore the wonderful town of Victoria Falls. End your day with a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Bars / RestaurantsWifiSwimming PoolAirport ShuttleAirconSatellite TVHotel / LodgeGame ViewingHikingCultural ExperienceSight Seeing
Ilala Lodge
Half Board
Location Map
Lake Kariba
Day 3 to 5
  • After breakfast a road transfer will take you to Binga, from where you will embark on a 3 night houseboat adventure and a truly unique experience. The fully equipped, luxury houseboat will take you on a cruising journey on Lake Kariba, while you relax and enjoy some activities such as game viewing, fishing and bird watching.

Game Viewing
Lady Jacqueline (Houseboat)
Full Board
Location Map
Hwange National Park
Day 6 to 8
  • After breakfast a road transfer will take you to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Eco-Lodge, which is situated 13 km from the main camp of Hwange National Park. The afternoon is at your leisure, beside the swimming pool, having sundowners on the viewing deck or participating in some of the optional activities on offer.
  • Today is spent on a game drive in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approx. 14 650 km2. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Victoria Falls. Due to its close proximity to the Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded here. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is considered world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world.
  • At dawn you will embark on a game drive to continue your search for the magnificent African wildlife in this area. After lunch and a siesta you will have the option of going on an afternoon game drive, or visit a traditional homestead where the locals will welcome you into their home, and you may experience their lifestyle.
  • Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge before your 2½ hour drive back to Victoria Falls Airport, where you embark on your onward journey.

Bars / RestaurantsSpa / WellnessWifiSwimming PoolAirport ShuttleHotel / LodgeGame ViewingHikingOff Road / 4x4Cultural ExperienceSight Seeing
Elephants Eye, Hwange
Full Board
Location Map
Total package price from: 2 825

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


  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Meals as specified
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Ilala Lodge inclusions:-  Breakfast daily, Boma dinner, Ra-Ikane Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River (which include, drinks, high tea, snacks, transfers and River Usage Fees)
  • Lady Jacqueline Houseboat inclusions:- All meals, limited house wines, beers, soft drinks, water based game viewing and fishing
  • Elephant’s Eye, Hwange inclusions:-  All meals, drinks, Laundry & game drives


  • Visa Fees
  • Optional activities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Meals and drinks not stipulated
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