Gache Gache Lodge
The Gache Gache Estuary is in the Eastern Basin of Lake Kariba. The Lodge lies approximately 3 km upstream of the lake.
Accommodation consists of 10 ethnic chalets, each with en-suite facilities, private verandah and a view of the lake.There is an abundance of amazing bird-life, so bring your binoculars! Game walks are available at certain times of the year when the grass is not too tall.
The Lodge can be accessed by speed boat from Kariba (40 mins), road or by light aircraft (1 hr from Harare/ 45 mins from Lusaka/ 1hr 35 from Victoria Falls with most of the transfers being done by boat or by air.
It is accessible by a scenic road, but this is not practical to use, as roads are in a state of disrepair and a 4x4 vehicle is recommended especially in the rainy season.
Facts & Facilities
Maxim, & Piranha. Also a Skimmer pontoon boat for game viewing
The supplies are obtained from Harare as well as Karoi and sometime Kariba.
The water is pumped from the lake for showers etc. and bottled water is available on request. All drinking water is sand filtered and chlorinated.
The Lodge runs off a generator as well as off solar (battery) power. 220-volt power is available most of the day. There will soon be electrical plug fittings in the rooms, already available in the Main Lodge.
The Lodge has its own “in house” security team and the lodge is patrolled day and night. Each room has burglar bars.
The Lodge has a comprehensive medical kit onsite. All pro-guides have passed medical first aid courses. The nearest medical facility (minor ailments) is 40 minutes drive away. The nearest hospital is a 1-hour flight away. MARS covers the lodge – registration done at clients request only.
Gache Gache Lodge offers numerous combinations of activites, namely:
- Morning and evening game drives in open vehicles with an experienced and knowledgeable professional guide
Night drives- excellent way to view nocturnal creatures
Morning and evening walks (dependant on the time of year if the grass is not too long)
Morning and evening boat cruises for game viewing, booze cruises and sunset cruises
Fishing- Gache Gache has some of the finest Tiger fishing on the Lake
- Bird Watching is excellent all year round.
These trips all depend on the weather and the time of the year and a Professional Guide needs to be booked in advance.