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Beautiful Lake along the Zambezi!

I visited Lake Kariba last month and l really would recommend who ever visits Zimbabwe or Zambia... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Forbes K
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Must see.

Easy access to dam from Zambian side. Probably the friendliest customs and border staff I have... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Dirk P
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Lake Kariba last month and l really would recommend who ever visits Zimbabwe or Zambia not to miss this blissful experience, the scenery is to die for, the lake is huge and there are boat cruises and we managed to use some locals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Forbes K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Easy access to dam from Zambian side. Probably the friendliest customs and border staff I have ever seen. Quick paperwork, leave your passport at customs, get entry permit and drive through. Collect your passports when returning. A must see sight.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dirk P
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The dam wall is a must-visit if you are in Siavonga or Kariba town. The scale of it is simply striking! The view downstream is marred a bit by the ongoing construction work but the hills on Zim side are as picturesque as ever!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Светлана О
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

To visit the dam wall from the Zimbabwe side you need to get a gate pass at immigration with your passport as the dam wall is a international border. It is worth the trouble to see the dam from close, read about it’s history and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fkafrica
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Walking along Karina bridge was refreshing, went in the morning before the sun was too hot, I managed to walk to the middle of the bridge and took a few photos. But I appreciate the importance of the dam and is major supplier of electricity...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank shostito
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful views and sunsets. You can go onto dam wall at border if you hand in passports at customs and pick them up on return.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Leonpotgieter
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am always amazed whenever I hear from people that Kariba Lake is man-made due to the construction of the Kariba Dam. It's even more amazing to finally see the dam and connect the story, the view of the lake and the view of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DringD2
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just cool to see a big dam :) Pro's: - just cool Con's: - you need to drop off your passport at the main gate

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JfromG
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Truly a beautiful location for a relaxing holiday. Sadly the locals are fishing the lake dry so fishing is not as good as it used to be

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jennyi96
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Awesome view from the wall, can get quite hot due to all the concrete and tar so try get there before 10am or after 3pm for best experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank siavongaboy
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Tamika C
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Response from Dirk P | Reviewed this property |
No cheetah or lion walks available at Siavango. Closest experience in Zambia would be in Lusaka (Cheetahs). No bungee jumping either. Closest would be on Bridge at Victoria Falls.
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Jeremiah M
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Response from KennyFP | Reviewed this property |
Roads are not bad, but some parts you just need to drive carefully and slow, especially mountains area. Sedan will be fine if driving during the day
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