25 Seater Bus
New 25 Seater Bus added to our fleet, now available for all transfer needs.Read More
There are currently 39 houseboats listed.
New 25 Seater Bus added to our fleet, now available for all transfer needs.Read More
African Queen is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 8 – 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings. Would suit children +4 years of age. She has plenty of enclosed lower deck space and the upper deck is split between open and unshaded seating areas and an enclosed bar and comfortable seating area at the front of the boat.Read More
STATEMENT BY THE ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY ON THE STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 142 OF 2019: RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE (LEGAL TENDER) REGULATIONS, 2019
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority would like to assure all visitors to Zimbabwe that the recently promulgated Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Legal Tender) Regulations, 2019 will not negatively affect the travelling public, specifically foreign visitors. The regulations are meant for any transactions carried out within Zimbabwe, where it is now illegal to use foreign in hard cash. The legal tender shall be the Zimbabwe Dollar in both cash and electronic format.
Any freely convertible foreign currencies remain acceptable in Zimbabwe as follows:
1. Credit Cards are readily acceptable everywhere in Zimbabwe where the relevant arrangements have been made with the International Credit Card Companies such as VISA, MASTERCARD and others issued by different banks in the countries of origin of the travellers. Visitors are required to make the necessary arrangements with their banks before embarking on travel and when in the destination they need to look out for the logos of their respective credit cards. Please note that terms and conditions of the respective credit cards will apply and transactions are subject to the limits given by the banks. Service provider do have international credit card enable Point-of-Sale (POS) Machines.
2. Visitors may also withdraw local cash from international credit card enabled Automated Teller Machines (ATM’s) of the different banks. These
will be clearly marked international and will have the logos of the accepted credit card companies.
3. Foreign cash may be exchanged at the bank, bureau-de-change or any other authorised foreign currency dealers at the prevailing bank rates. Visitors may then use the so acquired local currency to transact. Visitors are however encouraged to use plastic money and only exchange amounts of money in cash that they anticipate to use. However, visitors may convert their money back to their foreign currency subject to prevailing terms and conditions. This may include proof in the prescribed format that one changed money upon their arrival.
4. Online payments and telegraphic transfers remain acceptable forms of payment in Zimbabwe
5. Visa fees where applicable are payable in foreign currency and may be paid in cash at any port of entry. The Government of Zimbabwe has an e-visa system and intending travellers may apply and pay for their visas online.
6. Tipping is not a commercial transaction and hence visitors are at liberty to tip the way they want. It becomes incumbent upon the recipient to ensure adherence to the foreign exchange regulations.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has it from authoritative sources that reports circulating in certain sections of the social media purporting that police are authorised to stop and search people for foreign currency are untrue and should be dismissed with the contempt they deserve.
For any further information and/or clarifications and in cases of problems please contact the Head Corporate Affairs on +263 71 844 9067 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority offices.
Big Daddy, recently fully reburbished and is an upmarket, spacious 85 foot pontoon powered by 2 new Volvo Penta Engines.
Den Maryne is a sixty foot tri-hull houseboat that is fitted out to a high specification throughout, and offers a spacious top deck living area.
The lower deck consists of two twin en suite cabins and full galley with ample cold space. There is a third separate shower/toilet unit. Although there are only two cabins, this houseboat can accommodate up to 18 guests sleeping on deck (mosquito nets provided)
The heart of the vessel is the huge top deck living area with dining space for all guests and Jacuzzi at the stern. Power supplied is 220V by a 15KvA generator. Tender boats are an optional extra. Please ask your consultant for more information.Read More
Drifter is a spacious, well designed and maintained pontoon houseboat that offers accommodation for 8 guests in four en suite cabins. The remaining 8 guests may choose to sleep in the open on the large covered top deck.Read More
Freestate boasts 4 double cabins with 2 beds in each, 3 with their own basins. The Wheelhouse has extra sleeping space for 4 people. There are 2 showers and 2 toilets and an extra shower on the Bermuda deck. The Top Deck has a seated dining area and comfortable bar. This boat also has a Splash Pool. The Kitchen has ample cold space and is fitted out with a gas stove. There is 1 mini pontoon tender boat. The crew have their own quarters.
The Golden Mariner is a spacious, recently renovated 75ft Monohull Houseboat that offers accomodation for 16 guests. She has 4 cabins, spacious lounge, bar and dining area. Some of the extra facilities include TV with DSTV.Read More
Ilios is a comfortable, well planned and laid out 45ft pontoon houseboat that is licenced to carry up to 12 passengers, however we recommend a maximum of 8 pax for comfort, ideal for families. The vessel is furnished in dark wood and comprises 2 double cabins and 1 family cabin.
Karibezi is a five star,fully airconditioned 70 ft triple deck pontoon style houseboat that has been newly refurbished and launched in August 2010
Please enquire for rates.Read More
Karibeer is an awesome spacious family pontoon houseboat. She has a top deck with dining/bar area with a splash pool and loungers. The bottom deck has airconditioned cabins and fans.
Owner run and managed on a regular basis. Quiet Generator and outboard motors.
First Class Crew
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE _______________________________________________________________________________________
4th July 2019 Harare, Zimbabwe
Air Zimbabwe and Mack Air announce launch of “FLAME LILY HOPPA” service
Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe signed an Agreement for the launch of the “Flame Lily Hoppa” domestic and regional air service in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 4th of July 2019.
The agreement outlines an integrated and synergistic operational and commercial partnership between the two airlines. This agreement includes the imminent launch of daily domestic scheduled air services between Victoria Falls, Harare and the major tourist destinations including Hwange, Kariba and Chiredzi. Additionally, the agreement includes services to camps and lodges within the environs of these major tourism hubs; on an anticipated per seat basis to service the lodge and camp clientele and drive additional tourism growth in these critical areas.
The Agreement also includes the launch of daily regional scheduled air services between Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. These flights will initially focus on leveraging the historic tourism links between Zimbabwe and Botswana, obvious geographic positioning and thereby ensuring the inauguration of additional tourism circuit products, by operators and using a platform of integrated flights, services and links provided on the Flame Lily Hoppa.
Flights will be operated using a blend of brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX operated by Mack Air and Embraer 145 jet aircraft from Air Zimbabwe.
Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe have also committed to supporting and spearheading the upgrade of both Kariba and Hwange Airports, alongside and in co-operation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and additional key stakeholders; in order to ensure the complete suitability of facilities for the region becoming a world class safari and recreational destination.
Engagement has been initiated with the International, Regional and Domestic Tourism Industry in order to ensure that all stakeholder interests are efficiently and effectively serviced. Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks as these discussions further mature and crystallise.
About Air Zimbabwe Air Zimbabwe is the national carrier of Zimbabwe and has recently received delivery of its’ first Embraer 145 aircraft. This aircraft was acquired in order to support additional tourism arrivals in Zimbabwe and the subsequent launch of the Flame Lily Hoppa Service. Air Zimbabwe has been working tirelessly at restructuring operations in order to provide operating platform required to support the significant investment that has taken place in Zimbabwe during the course of the past twenty-four (24) months.
About Mack Air Mack Air is an independent, privately owned company that has been operating within the popular Okavango, Kalahari and surrounding tourism areas for the past twenty-five (25) years - almost exclusively servicing the tourist industry. Mack Air operates a fleet of in excess of twenty-four (24) aircraft and have in the past eighteen (18) months acquired seventeen (17) brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft as well as a Citation M2 Jet to support additional operations within the region.
Meremaid is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 8 - 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.Read More
Mtepatepa is a comfortable mono hull type houseboat. She has 3 cabins. Two of the cabins have double beds and the third cabin, 2 bunk beds (4 x singles). There is a shower next to the 3 cabins and 2 toilets on main deck. As well as a shower on the outer lower platform. New gas geysers have been installed on both showers. Each cabin has fitted cupboards and is fully equipped with bedding & fans.
Nyati is a spacious, well maintained pontoon houseboat with extremely comfortable furnishings, top deck Jacuzzi and a capacity for 14 passengers.
Costs: Offers 3 different options (Dry, Wet and full inclusive) - Please enquireRead More
OB Joyful is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 12 people, although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.Read More
Osprey has been designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining. All cabins are semi open plan with roll down canvas flaps and the top deck has a splash pool, bar area and spacious sun deck.Read More
Peregrine is a basic but comfortable and spacious pontoon houseboat which caters for 16 people.Read More
Philadelphia is a safari style pontoon type houseboat. She is practically laid out and elegantly finished. This boat is ideal for groups looking for a combination of space, comfort with the added element of luxury. She is suitable for children and elderly guests due to her secure railings and neat design.
Phillipa houseboat is an up market pontoon that accomodates up to 12 passengers in 2 double and 2 twin cabins, with the spacious upper deck having comfortable seating and splash pool.
This lovely well maintained mid-range double decked pontoon syle houseboat will be available for hire from 1st January 2017 from Kariba. The crew are fantastic and the boat is very spacious and considered child-friendly.Read More
Rendezvous is a great pontoon houseboat for 12 people with 5 cabins.Read More
Return to Eden is a 75 ft. double decked, air conditioned pontoon that has been recently refurbished and hence makes it one of the more comfortable and well-appointed vessels on the LakeRead More
Sahwira is a pontoon type houseboat which is newly built. She is spacious and fully equipped to ensure a comfortable and memorable trip on Kariba.Read More
Sheer Magic is a comfortable 60 ft. pontoon houseboat that can accommodate 16 passengers, 8 of which in 4 twin cabins. A further 8 passengers will be accommodated on the spacious upper deckRead More
The Shikra was christened after a bird of prey, a Goshawk. On board, The Shikra, 10 comfortable cabins await you, each with en-suite shower and WC. The boat has a generously proportioned lounge and dining area, offering panoramic views of the landscape beyond, coupled with stylish interiors. A staircase leads to the top deck, from where our captain sails the vessel. From here you have a bird’s eye view of the lake and its surrounds - this is a great place to relax on a day bed in the open air.
You may prefer to escape the heat of the midday sun with a dip in the pool or to kick back and relax on the sun loungers, all the while surrounded by endless views of stunning African scenes.
The Southern Belle is a magnificent 55-meter vessel, boasting 3 decks, complete with air-conditioned cabins. You can always find a private spot onboard to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
PLEASE NOTE, SOUTHERN BELLE ONLY CHARTERS 'FULL SHIP' UNLESS THERE ARE SET SPECIAL CRUISERS.Read More
Sovereign is a 90 ft. five star luxury catamaran cruiser that boasts 10 fully air conditioned en suite cabins. This vessel is large enough to be used as a conference venue with a difference.Read More
Sundowner is a comfortable, spacious upmarket pontoon houseboat.
Stylishly decorated cabins with airconditioning and fans as well as sliding doors offering an amazing view of the lake.
Large upstairs area with 16 seater wooden dining room table, teak bar, splash pool and loungers.
Owner run and managed, safe and reliable cruising.
First Class CrewRead More
Taipan is a 60 ft. double decked pontoon houseboat with 3 twin cabins that all open out onto the Lake. This makes for a pleasant atmosphere especially with a lake breeze blowing.Read More
Tantalika is a comfortable child friendly family pontoon houseboat.
Spacious airconditioned cabins with fans and large sliding doors facing the lake.
Upstairs dining and bar area with splash pool and loungers.
Owner run and managed, maintained on a regular basis. A safe and reliable cruise.
First Class CrewRead More
Tehillah is a unique boat with open-fold sides to give a total living space of 320msq. You never feel confined when you are on the boat as there is always a place to relax and a view to enjoy.
Tehillah is a 15 metre long pontoon boat. Designed for open spacious coolness it has lower deck “walls” that can be opened out extending the lower deck by 1.8 metres in width to make the boat a total of 8 metres wide. These extended floors have fold up railings making the boat very safe for adults and children.She is registered for 14 PAX and has 4 Double cabins, 2 showers and 2 toliets.
This Is It is a newly refurbished twin float pontoon boat to return to the water in July. She has 6 double, fully air-conditioned, enclosed and en-suite cabins that can comfortably accomodate a maximum of 12 people. Two of the cabins have their own private balcony areas. The crew of 4, are trained to give you personalised service that will ensure that your stay on their boat is memorable.Read More
Umbozha is a 5 star luxury fully air-conditioned pontoon boat. She has 5 family cabins with double beds and 2 bunks, 2 twin bedded cabins and 2 master suites with queen beds. All the cabins are en-suite. There are facilities to accomodate extra sleeping arrangements. She can take a maximum of 28 passengers. She is ideal for those big family gatherings or business get togethers. Tastefully furnished and decorated.Read More
Vunduful is a 20 passenger pontoon boat. She has four cabins, 2 bathrooms one with a shower and the other with a bath and shower. She is a large but comfortable boat for the bigger groups of people and she has four crew to help make your trip even more special. Please note she is also wheelchair friendly!Read More
A large and comfortable 65 foot pontoon houseboat with 3 fresh and modern double cabins. The covered top deck has a lovely spacious lounge/dining room area with a good bar and bench seats perfect for lounging in. There is also a splash pool with sunbeds surrounding it, which are at the front of the boat and are not undercover. There are a further 4 wheel based sunbeds at the back of the boat. The lower deck has a small chill out area which is undercover at the front of the boat. The adjacent lounge/breakfast area has 2 fold down double beds. There are two spacious bathrooms on board, each with a shower, toilet and basin. There are separate facilities for the crew.Read More
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The Zambezi Trader house boat is 160ft long and can accommodate 50 passengers in 2 four berth family cabins, 16 1st class twin cabins with en-suite bathrooms and 5 luxury spacious cabins situated on the top deck.Read More
Zambuka is a great comfortable, child friendly family pontoon houseboat. Airconditioned cabins with fans and large sliding doors overlooking the lake.
Spacious upstairs area with large dining room table, hand crafted wooden bar, with mini ice-maker. Splash pool and loungers.
Owner run and managed, maintained on a regular basis. Safe and reliable cruising.
First Class Crew.