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Currently listing 81 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa

Shikra Houseboat

Shikra Houseboat 3 STAR RATING

Shikra 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. This vessel can accommodate up to 20 passengers comfortably.


Facilities include:

  • CREW  4 (Captain, Chef and 2 Deckhands)
  • MAX PAX  20 passengers comfortably (28 in cabins)
  • WET & DRY RATES AVAILABLE  contact Mo for details
  • CABINS  10 cabins all en suite (All cabins additionally have a Pullman bunk that can sleep an adult or child)
  • TOILETS  10
  • SHOWERS  10
  • AIR CONDITIONED  Yes, fully air conditioned.
  • KITCHEN   Fitted kitchen
  • COLD SPACE  2 Freezers
  • BAR & LOUNGE   Bar, lounge and entertainment area on the top deck under shade
  • JACUZZI   Jacuzzi and sun deck at the bow
  • SWIM CAGE  at the rear (3m x 3m)
  • POWER SUPPLY  12v lighting and 220v generator (run time max 6 hrs.)
  • PLUG POINTS
  • TENDER BOATS  Large pool of tenders within the group and boats will be allocated according to numbers and requests.   Please Note:  Tender Boats are for Game Drives and fishing in the vicinity of the houseboat and are strictly crew driven.  Should you require a speed boat for long distance fishing, please either bring your own which will be towed behind the houseboat leaving behind one of the houseboat tenders, (please bring your own rope for towing and fuel) or you can hire a speed boat from Marineland.  (Contact us for details).
  • BRAAI  Wood Braai on board
  • CHILD FRIENDLY  Yes
  • LIFE JACKETS  Life Jackets are supplied for Max Pax, there are small childrens jackets, but please be advised, if you have small children and are worried about the sizes, please supply your own.
  • BOARDING   12:00pm and disembarking 10:00am
  • MOORING at Marineland harbour
  • VEHICLE PARKING:  Guarded parking provided at $5 per vehicle and $3 per trailer per night
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT(ship to shore radio,2x12 man life rafts, life rings, life jackets, fire ext.)

Rates include:

  • Houseboat and tender boat hire
  • Crew
  • All linen and mosquito nets and swimming towels
  • Cleaning materials
  • Toilet paper
  • Gas

Rates Exclude:

  • All fuel for main vessel and tender boats and generator
  • All meals, drinks, condiments, serviettes, soap and personal toiletries etc.
  • Fishing equipment and bait
  • Ice (recommended 4 blocks per day during winter and 5 blocks per day in the summer months)
  • National Parks lake usage and fishing fees
  • First aid kit
  • Vehicle parking fees
  • Crew gratuities

Distances you can travel:
2 night charters - up to Antelope Island 
3 night charters - up to Palm bay
4 night charters - up to Sanyati west
5 night charters - up to Elephant point
6 nights or more - up to the Ume


Sengwa Safaris offer competitive rates on all extras (catering, drinks, fishing rod hire and bait) so please let us know if you would like us to include any of these in your quotation. Please click on the links above for more information on catering and extras or visit our FAQ's page.


Please note that whilst every effort has been made to ensure the details supplied above are correct we can not be held responsible in any way should an item mentioned above not be on board /broken or miss quoted.

Location

Specs and Technical Data

Max Passengers: 20
Crew: 6
Cabins: 10
Registration Number: KF 093
Hull Type: : Pontoon
Length: 105ft (32.00m)
Engine: Twin cummins turbo diesel
Mooring: Marineland Harbour

Facilities

5 Toilets 5 Showers Air Conditioning Tender Boats: Large pool of Tenders within the group so boats will be allocated according to numbers and requests. Cold Space: Full galley and ample cold space (2 deepfreezers) Swimming Facilities: Splash Pool

Extra Facilities

Swimming cage

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Photography and videography
  • Relaxation
  • Reading and board games
  • Sunbathing

Guest Comments

 

December 2018

Dear Mo

 

 

 

Complements of the new year, and I hope I find you well.i would like to thank you for all that you did t make our holiday a success . I wish you were there to see the faces of my family and friends during the period 28-31Dec 2018.i think we were the happiest bunch on the planet.you did well, keep it up. I wish I could tell you all what happened , and all the fishing stories, how we caught the tigers and how we caught the biggest vundu we could not lift into the boat, it was an amazing trip. We would like to have the same booking for this year for about  4 night at the same period of holiday, so later on when the holidays fever is over and people have settled down please find us other good houseboats  and the rates.

 

 

 

Thank you

Houseboat Enquiry Form

Shikra

Maximum 20 passengers.


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