Chirundu, Southern, Zambia Accommodations

Accommodations in Chirundu

houseboat
4br houseboat
    This houseboat sleeps 16 it is licensed for 12 passengers plus crew. It has 4 comfortable double bed cabins, 2 of which have en-suite shower/toilet facilities, with a further 2 separate shower toilet facilities. These rooms are carpeted and fitted out with double bed white duvets. They are air conditioned and have fans (aircons run on generator which will only run at controlled times and have to be switched off by 8pm). For those that appreciate the outdoors, the top deck has mattresses/ linen and mozzi nets to accommodate 10 people very comfortably. The energy source is run on invertor batteries. The generator is only necessary for air conditioners. Therefore this is a fairly silent facility. If hot water is required there are gas heaters and a pressure pump to ensure very comfortable showers (inform staff as they switch these facilities on when needed). The houseboat comes with 2 tender boats. Firstly a spacious raft with a shelter and driven by a 25 HP mercury engine. Secondly a 18 foot wolf speed boat with a 115 evinrude also with a shade facility. (only to be driven by licensed staff members) if you desire the freedom of your own boat that is to be organized so as leave the necessary tender. Top deck has a central bar / eating facility where your food is served. Top deck also includes a Jacuzzi splash pool and a gas braai.
    Boat
    1br Boat
    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceOften houseboats on Kariba only cater for large parties this little boat allowed a small group or couple to enjoy Kariba at a fraction of the cost of bigger houseboats Guest AccessFishing game viewing sunsets Interaction with Gueststhe captain which is myself will have 100% interaction with guests Getting AroundTransport to Kariba may be arranged assistance with the shopping and drinks procurement may be arranged
    Hotel
    Nice
    4 reviews
    3-star Hotel
    Situated on a lake, this resort is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Kariba Dam and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kaliolio Crocodile Farm and Siavonga Market.
    houseboat
    4br houseboat
      We have houseboats in kariba for family get-aways , honeymoon or fishing get-aways. There is a choice of three comfortable houseboats to suit your needs for that unforgettable experience.be you a gang of fisherman wanting to take on the ferocious tiger fish or a nature lover wanting to view game up close and safe .. come to kariba Great food cold beverages , magnificent sunrise and sunsets coupled with amazing weather , Our expert crew on hand to pamper you and take you from kariba mainland to Sanyati bay ,Elephants points to the Ume where if you lucky you may catch a glimpse of the king of the jungle.......... ALL SEASONS HOUSEBOATS .... The Legend of Nyaminyami and the Kariba Story The Nyaminyami (Zambezi River God) is a Zimbabwean legendary creature believed in by the Tonga people. The Nyaminyami is a dragon like creature with a snake's torso and the head of a fish.The Nyaminyami is said to reside in the Zambezi River and control the life in and on the river. The spirits of Nyaminyami and his wife residing in the Kariba Gorge are God and Goddess of the underworld. Over the years there have been several sightings of the Nyaminyami by local people but there has never been an official, recorded sighting of the creature. "The BaTonga People lived in the Zambezi Valley for centuries in peaceful seclusion and with little contact with the outside world. They were simple folk who built their houses in kraal along the banks of the great river and believed that their gods looked after them supplying them with water and food. But their idealistic lifestyle was to be blown apart. In the early 1940s a report was made about the possibility of a hydro-electric scheme to supply power for the growing industry that colonialism had brought to the federation of countries that were known as Northern Rhodesia on one side of the river and Southern Rhodesia on the other, now Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 1950 the Kariba Dam project was started. Heavy earth-moving equipment roared into the valley and tore out thousands of hundred-year-old trees to build roads and settlements to house the workers who poured into the area to build a dam that would harness the powerful river. The BaTonga's peace and solitude was shattered and they were told to leave their homes and move away from the river to avoid the flood that the dam would cause. The name Kariba comes from the word Kariva, meaning trap, which refers to a rock jutting out from the gorge where the dam wall was to be built. It was believed by the BaTonga to be the home of Nyaminyami, the river god, and they believed that anyone who ventured near the rock was dragged down to spend eternity under the water. Reluctantly they allowed themselves to be resettled higher up the bank, but they believed that Nyaminyami would never allow the dam to be built and eventually, when the project failed, they would move back to their homes. In 1957, when the dam was well on its way to completion, Nyaminyami struck. The worst floods ever known on the Zambezi washed away much of the partly built dam and the heavy equipment, killing many of the workers. Some of those killed were white men whose bodies disappeared mysteriously, and after an extensive search failed to find them, Tonga elders were asked to assist as their tribesmen knew the river better than anyone. The elders explained that Nyaminyami had caused the disaster and in order to appease his wrath a sacrifice should be made. They weren't taken seriously, but, in desperation, when relatives of the missing workers were due to arrive to claim the bodies of their loved ones, the search party agreed in the hope that the tribesmen would know where the bodies were likely to have been washed to. A white calf was slaughtered and floated on the river. The next morning the calf was gone and the workers' bodies were in its place. The disappearance of the calf holds no mystery in the crocodile infested river, but the reappearance of the workers' bodies three days after they had disappeared has never been satisfactorily explained. The Ba Tonga smiled knowingly at each other and waited for the final blow that would send the intruders scurrying back to wherever they came from. After the disaster, flow patterns of the river were studied to ascertain whether there was a likelihood of another flood and it was agreed that a flood of that intensity would only occur once every thousand years. The very next rainy season, however, brought further floods even worse than the previous year. Nyaminyami had struck again, destroying the coffer dam, the access bridge and parts of the main wall. But the project survived and the great river was eventually controlled. In 1960 the generators were switched on and have been supplying electricity to Zimbabwe and Zambia ever since. The BaTonga still live on the shores of Lake Kariba, and many still believe that one day Nyaminyami will fulfill his promise and they will be able to return to their homes on the banks of the river. They believe that Nyaminyami and his wife were separated by the wall across the river, and the frequent earth tremors felt in the area since the wall was built are caused by the spirit trying to reach his wife, and that one day he will destroy the dam." All our houseboats come with a full crew, usually comprised of a Captain, Chef and Deckhand. The crew will prepare all meals and take you on fishing and game viewing excursions. Please discuss with the Captain as to what you would like to achieve on your charter. Lake Kariba is a special place of incredible beauty that is a nature lover's dream. T
      houseboat
      6br houseboat
        Welcome to a charter of a lifetime. Return to Eden houseboat offers the beauty of the African wild, combined with all the comforts of home. All this on the Return to Eden, Houseboat on Lake Kariba This 6 double en-suite cabin houseboat, boasts a crew who are renowned for pampering their guests. After dinner, you will hear the countless African night sounds, before turning in for the night.
        resorts
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        • Parking
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        With a stay at Caribbea Bay Resort in Kariba, you'll be on a lake and close to Kariba Dam. This casino resort is within the vicinity of Siavonga Market and Kaliolio Crocodile Farm. Make yourself at home in one of the 83 air-conditioned guestrooms. Have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Amenities Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a waterslide. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands. Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
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        hotels
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        • Wifi
        Anabezi Camp is located in Jeki. Make yourself at home in one of the 11 guestrooms featuring free minibar items. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Amenities Spend the day on a safari adventure, then dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and coffee/tea in common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
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        • Swimming Pool
        With a stay at Zimre Lodge and Houseboats in Kariba, you'll be close to Kariba Dam and Siavonga Market. This lodge is within the vicinity of Kaliolio Crocodile Farm. Make yourself at home in one of the 4 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and cribs/infant beds (surcharge) can be requested. Amenities Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including barbecue grills. English breakfasts are available daily for a fee. Free self parking is available onsite.
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        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        Changa Safari Camp is located in Matusadona National Park. Make yourself at home in one of the 10 guestrooms. Have private patios. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily. Amenities Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access. Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Changa Safari Camp. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
        houseboat
        2br houseboat
          Silver Fox, Kariba Cruise Company's 2* houseboat is best suited to the adventure enthusiast, where fishing and game watching come before luxury finishes and air conditioning. She is a characterful houseboat and welcomes seven guests onboard her quirky decks. With a twin ensuite, four single bunks in one room and two additional day beds, there is plenty of accommodation for all. There is a shower and toilet across from the bunk suite. Silver Fox has an indoor dining area on the lower deck and an outdoor dining area on the upper deck, right next to the well stocked bar. We offer both a bareboat self-catering option , and a fully inclusive option. The bareboat option includes boat, fuel, crew, tender boat and all linen. Fully inclusive includes all meals, drinks, fishing gear and licences, transfers and National Parks Fee. For the keen fisherman there are plenty of opportunities to catch, or attempt to catch, the elusive Tiger fish amongst other more edible species. Our Chef will prepare and cook your catch just the way you like it. Take the tender boat and all your fishing gear and explore the nooks and crannies to discover the very best spots to catch your dinner, or appetiser, as the case may be! The tender boat can also be used for sunset cruises and game watching, so you can get as close as you dare to some of Africa’s wildest animals. Take your camera and capture spectacular moments where dramatic colours are splashed across the sky as the sun sets below the horizon.
          b&b
          5br b&b
            Spring Resort & Restaurant, a lovely converted farm house located on the Chirundu Highway. All rooms are stylishly decorated and have lovely views of the garden. The onsite restaurant serves tasty food, its best offering being high tea. The lush gardens make for a lovely wedding and conference venue. The lodge is next to working farm, so visits to the farm can be arranged for a nominal cost. There is entertainment every Friday and Saturday night with a resident DJ. Group bookings are welcome.
            Home/Apartment
            5br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Gym
            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            The SpaceSpring allows for a comfortable farmhouse experience. Guest AccessGuests will have access to all communal areas and the gym by appointment. Complimentary access to the Friday disco is given to all guests staying at the resort. The NeighborhoodQuiet, serene Getting AroundPublic transport to Karoi available Transfers to and from Karoi, Kariba airport, Chirundu available at an extra charge Other Things to NotePlease feel free to let us know of any special requests
            Home/Apartment
            4br Home/Apartment
            • Smoking Allowed
            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            Spaceous house, 4 bedrooms with air-conditioning, large veranda and balcony over-looking pool, lawns, variety of trees, view of Lake, full electricity, game electric fence, security system, solar geyser, mains/borehole water, cook, maid and gardener
            hotel
            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            A great choice for a stay in Jeki, Anabezi Camp features a free airport shuttle. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Rooms at this luxurious resort offer free minibar items and 24-hour room service.
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            15br hotel
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            • Gym
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            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Situated near the airport, in Chiawa, this lodge is close to Mana Pools National Park. Area attractions also include Lower Zambezi National Park.
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            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Changa Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per person roundtrip. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at THE RESTAURANT, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
            hotel
            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Changa Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per person roundtrip. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at THE RESTAURANT, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
            hotel
            70br hotel
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            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Siavonga Market and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kaliolio Crocodile Farm. Kariba Dam is 5.4 mi (8.6 km) away.
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            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Try your luck at the casino when you stay at Caribbea Bay Resort in Kariba. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at The Terrace Patio Restaur, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and an outdoor tennis court are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies and 24-hour room service.
            hotel
            hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Try your luck at the casino when you stay at Caribbea Bay Resort in Kariba. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at The Terrace Patio Restaur, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and an outdoor tennis court are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies and 24-hour room service.
            hotel
            Nice
            4 reviews
            11br hotel
            • Breakfast
            • Gym
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Swimming Pool
            • Wifi
            Located in Siavonga, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kaliolio Crocodile Farm, Siavonga Market, and Kariba Dam.
            Home/Apartment
            7br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Smoking Allowed
            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            The SpaceOur rooms are raised 2m above the ground and open fronted with extended thatched eves and half reed walls thus allowing for the breeze off the lake to cool the rooms. Each room has en-suite flush toilet, basin & open air shower with plenty of hot & cold running water. The camp grounds are untamed and unfenced, wildlife is free to roam throughout the camp, with elephant often visiting camp during siesta time, browsing on the dense jesse bush around the rooms. Guest AccessWe have a central boma area where we meet up before game viewing activities and where we have our meals at the same table, allowing different guests to interact and get to know each other better. We also have a firepit, where we gather in the evenings for a few drinks before dinner and chat about the days sightings. We offer guests their creature comforts, deliberately comfortable beds, walk in mosquito nets, tasty freshly prepared wholesome meals, cold drinks and outstanding wildlife experiences. Interaction with GuestsThe camp is owner managed and hosted with accompanying professional safari guides and being only 14 bedded, offers you a very exclusive and personalised photographic safari experience in the Matusadona National Park. The NeighborhoodWe are situated within the Matusadona National Park, on the shores of Lake Kariba, one of the largest man-made dams in the world. The park is fairly remote and isolated, thereby offering really exclusive game viewing activities. Getting AroundAccess to camp is normally via speedboat from either Kariba (+- 1 hour) or from the nearby airstrips (Bumi and Rokari +- 30 minutes). Self-drive is possible, but only for experienced offroaders with 4x4s that have decent ground clearance (ie Land Rover or Land Cruiser). Other Things to NoteWe offer game drives in open topped 4x4 vehicles and bush walks with a professional guide, where guests can track the animals that happen to have been in the area at the time, like elephants, lions, leopard, buffalo, various antelope and the highly endangered black rhino. We also offer boat cruises and fishing on Lake Kariba.