Malachite Houseboat

Based on the big and beautiful Lake Kariba is the Malachite Houseboat, a vessel which gently drifts down to Matusadona Game Park, Gache Gache Communal Lands, Spurwing Island, Fothergill Island and Charara Bay. Few places in the world can rival the wildlife and natural beauty that hunt and feed all along the shores of Lake Kariba and all viewable right from the comfort of your floating home.

Take part in fun activities such as fishing, game viewing, bird watching, photography, reading, boardgames or just pure good old relaxing under the hot African sun all right from the boat. Experience Lake Kariba in the best way possible.

Please keep in mind that the cost does not include fuel, meals, drinks, fishing equipment, ice, swimming towels, National Park fees, first aid kit and vehicle parking, but everything else is all at your leisure so kick back and enjoy the ride of a lifetime.
From 450
Self Catering
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Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlySwimming PoolGame ViewingNo WiFiOcean TripsSight Seeing


Malachite Houseboat

All 4 cabins on the Malachite Houseboat are on the lower deck, nothing too fancy just good old basics with beds and a simple dresser for storing your clothes and your new locally-made African trinkets. Three of the rooms are twin rooms but the fourth is made up of 3 bunk beds; the houseboat can support a maximum of 14 passengers but a more comfortable number of 12. There are 2 toilets and 2 showers separate from the rooms but easily accessible.

A well equipped kitchen run by their own personal chef is on the boat with two large deep freezers and an abundance of loose cooler boxes for you too slip your drinks into to enjoy next to the splash pool. Didn’t bring your own booze? no sweat! there’s a bar on-board the boat filled with locally made alcohol as well as some soda for the youngsters.

The perfect getaway for winding down and getting away from the hustle and bustle; instead soak up the sights and sounds of the wildlife around you.

Total package price from: 450

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  • 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
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  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Meals as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable Tourism Levies and Value Added Tax


  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified
  • Any activities not specified
  • Unspecified park and entrance fees
  • Any scheduled flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
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