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Currently listing 77 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa

Catering

Kariba Houseboats catering service

Sengwa offers a choice of three complete menus, tailor made to let you put your feet up and allow us to take the hassle out of feeding everyone… Depending on your requirements one of the three menus will be more suitable than the other two.

We endeavour to use only fresh, free range products where possible and all catering will be delivered to your houseboat before your arrival where the meal plan will be explained to your on board chef. We ask that you let us know in good time if you have any special requests such as Birthdays or Anniversaries, any dietary requirements or Allergies to certain foodstuffs.

1. The Fisherman’s Menu…

Designed for the early risers, this menu is a two main meal plan consisting of a late breakfast or brunch and dinner. Early morning teas/coffees and rusks and afternoon tea and snacks keep you filled all day. Bream fillet snacks are served as standard with your sundowners…

2. The Family Menu…

Our most popular menu choice with enough goodness to make any mother proud… A breakfast, lunch and dinner meal plan including early bird teas/coffees and evening bar snacks… Our clients frequently remark how difficult it will be to get back to normal meals…

3. The Executive menu…

Sure to impress, our Executive menu spares no expense and is designed to deliver a culinary delight while aboard one of our vessels. Again a three main meal plan with a three course dinner and coffee and sweets for after… Fresh cream and scones are offered at afternoon tea and bream Goujons will accompany your sundowner… need we say more…

All menus per person per day/Please see the sample menus above…

Family menu : $44.00 per person/day.

Under 10s : $25.00 per child/day.

Toddlers eat for free

Please let us know if you have any special requests such as Birthdays & Anniversaries, any particular meal that you would like on board, if you are vegetarian or have any allergies to certain food stuffs and we will do our best to accommodate.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

 

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

 

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

 

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

Yoghurt and a Full English breakfast

Fruit salad and a Full English Breakfast

Cereals and a Full English Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

Pan Fried Kariba Bream served with Chipped Potatoes, Tartare Sauce and Salad

Chicken Mango served with Pineapple Rice, and a Green Salad

 

Spaghetti Bolognaise served with a Tossed Green Salad

 

 

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

 

Tea or Coffee with Shortbread

Tea or Coffee with Anzac biscuits

Tea or Coffee with Ginger snaps

 

Bar Snacks

Bar Snacks

Bar Snacks

 

Cocktail Sausage Rolls served with Dipping Sauce and Crisps

Chicken Liver Pate served with Savoury Biscuits

Samoosa's served with Cocktail Dipping Sauce

and Carrot Sticks

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

 

Main:  Cape Chicken Curry served with Rice,

Sambals and Popadums

 

Dessert: Malva Pudding served with Custard

 

Coffee

Main: Roast Pork served with Apple Sauce, Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

 

Dessert: Granadilla Delight

 

 

Coffee

Main: Roasted Fillet of Beef served with Pepper Sauce, Sauté Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

 

Dessert: Lemon Cheesecake

 

 

Coffee

 

We hope you enjoy your trip.
Please be good enough to fill out the questionnaire provided – we appreciate the feed back!

Fishermans menu : $39.00 per person/day.

Under 10's : $25.00 per child/day.

Toddlers eat for free

Please let us know if you have any special requests such as Birthdays & Anniversaries, any particular meal that you would like on board, if you are vegetarian or have any allergies to certain food stuffs and we will do our best to accommodate.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

 

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

 

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Snack Lunch

Brunch

Brunch

Brunch

Quiche, Cold Meats, Warm Bread Rolls and Salad

Fruit salad & Full English Brunch with Boerewors

Cereal and a Full English Brunch with Sweet corn Fritters

Yoghurt and a Full English Brunch served with Savoury Mince

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

 

Tea or Coffee with Cocoa Brownies

Tea or Coffee with Banana Bread

Tea or Coffee with Butterscotch Buttons

 

Bar Snacks

Bar Snacks

Bar Snacks

 

Mini Meatballs served with Cucumber Sticks, Garlic Chive Dip and Potato Chips

Bream Goujons served with Tartare Sauce and Potato Chips

Sausage Rolls served with Chilli Dipping Sauce & Potato Chips

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

 

Starter: Bream Cocktail

 

Main: Roast Pork served with Apple Sauce, Roast Potatoes,Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy

Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream served with Hot Caramel Sauce

Coffee

Starter: Butternut Soup served with Melba toast

Main: Mediterranean Chicken Casserole served with Rice and Vegetables in Season

Dessert: Apple Crumble and Custard

 

Coffee

Starter: Devilled Chicken Wings on a Bed of Lettuce

Main: Pan Fried Kariba Bream served with Chipped Potatoes,Green Salad, Peas & Tartare Sauce

Dessert: Fruit Salad with Custard

 

Coffee

 

We hope you enjoy your trip.
Please be good enough to fill out the questionnaire provided
– we appreciate the feed back!

 

Executive menu : $49.00 per person/day

Under 10's : $25.00 per child/day

Toddlers eat for free

Please let us know if you have any special requests such as birthdays & Anniversaries, any particular meal that you would like on board, if you are vegetarian or have any allergies to certain food stuffs and we will do our best to accommodate.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

 

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

 

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

Tea or Coffee served with Rusks

 

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

Fruit and a Full English breakfast with Boerewors

Cereals and a Full English breakfast with Savoury Mince

Yoghurt and a Full English breakfast with Sweet corn Fritters

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

Chicken Mango served with Pineapple Rice, Warm Bread Rolls and a Green Salad

Traditional Lasagna served with Garlic Rolls and a Tossed Green Salad

Ploughman's Platter - A selection of Cheeses, Pickles, French Loaves and Salad

 

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

 

Tea or Coffee with Scones, Fresh Cream and Jam

Tea or Coffee with Chocolate Cake

Tea or Coffee with Caramel Coconut Slice

 

Bar Snacks

Bar Snacks

Bar Snacks

 

Bream Goujons served with Tartare Sauce, Peanuts and Potato Chips

Garlic Chive Dip served with Meatballs, Vegetable Crudités with Potato Chips

Cocktail Samoosas served with Cheese and Chutney Dip and Crisps

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

 

Starter:  Butternut Soup served with Dinner Rolls

Main:  Peppered Beef Fillet served with Mushroom Sauce, Sauté Potatoes and Vegetables in Season

 

Dessert: Chocolate Éclairs

Coffee & Sweets

Starter:  Devilled Chicken Wings on a Bed of Lettuce with Blue Cheese Sauce

Main: Roast Lamb served with Mint Sauce, Roast Potatoes,Seasonal Vegetables and Gravy

Dessert: Lemon Meringue Pie

Coffee & Sweets

 

 

Main: Mixed Braai of Rump Steak and Pork Chops served with Sadza and Relish, Assorted Salads and Garlic Bread Rolls

Dessert: Apple Crumble and Custard

Coffee & Sweets

 

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We hope you enjoy your trip.
Please be good enough to fill out the questionnaire provided
– we appreciate the feed back!

 

Fisherman's menu

$ 39.00 pp/night
   Family menu $ 44.00 pp/night
   Executive menu $ 49.00 pp/night
   Under 10's $ 23.00 (all menus flat rate)
If the beverage that you require does not appear on the following list please let us know and we will do our best to source it for your charter.
Drinks ordered are subject to availability and due to the nature of supply in Zimbabwe costs are subject to change without notice. At times we are required to source drinks from different suppliers and this may alter costs listed. There is a 15% handling charge on all returns.
Ice is required to keep food and drinks cold during the times when the houseboat's generators are turned off and is a neccessity on board all houseboat charters.
There is a refundable deposit payable on each fishing rod hired. Kapenta is commonly used for Tiger fishing, while worms are used for bream fishing.
ITEM TYPE $ CASE COST $ UNIT COST
Ice 10 kg block $ 5.00
Summer Months 5 blocks/day
Winter Months 4 blocks/day
Select Kapenta per kg $ 7.00
Worms per tin $ 6.00
Fishing rod per rod $ 4.00
(Deposit per rod $ 30.00)
Biltong sliced/sticks per kg $ 30.00
Chilli Bites per kg $ 30.00
Dry Wors per kg $ 30.00
ITEM TYPE $ CASE COST $ UNIT COST
LOCAL BEER-All Cans
Castle, Black Label, Lion 24 cans $ 25.00 $ 1.04
Zambezi, Bolhingers, Pilsener 24 cans $ 26.00 $ 1.08
IMPORTED BEER & CIDER TYPE $ CASE COST $ UNIT COST
Amstel 24 cans $ 29.00 $ 1.20
Amstel-Long Toms- not avail 24 cans $ 37.00 $ 1.54
Castle Light 24 bottles $ 33.00 $ 1.37
Castle-South African- not avail 24 cans $ 26.00 $ 1.08
Hansa 24 cans $ 32.00 $ 1.33
Heineken 24 cans $ 34.00 $ 1.40
Hunters Dry (Green) 24 cans $ 40.00 $ 1.66
Hunters Gold (Red) 24 cans $ 40.00 $ 1.66
Millers 24 bottles $ 39.00 $ 1.62
Phoenix red and gold 24 cans $ 22.00 $ 0.90
Redds 24 bottles $ 38.00 $ 1.58
Savanna Dry 24 bottles $ 48.00 $ 2.00
Savanna Light 24 bottles $ 48.00 $ 2.00
Windhoek Draft 24 cans $ 32.00 $ 1.33
Windhoek Lager 24 bottles $ 32.00 $ 1.33
Windhoek Light 24 cans $ 32.00 $ 1.33


SPIRITS & SHOOTERS TYPE $ CASE COST $ UNIT COST
Amarula per bottle $ 20.00
Apple Sours per bottle $ 9.00
Bols Brandy per bottle $ 14.00
Klipdrift Brandy per bottle $ 16.00
Captain Morgan- Dark per bottle $ 33.00
Captain Morgan-Spiced Gold per bottle $ 32.00
Jagermeister per bottle $ 31.00
Red Heart Rum per bottle $ 17.00
Gilbeys & Gilberts Gin per bottle $ 15.00
Grants Gin per bottle $ 15.00
Larios Gin per bottle $ 15.00
Grants Vodka per bottle $ 14.00
Smirnoff Vodka per bottle $ 13.00
Nikolai per bottle $ 10.00
Jose Silver Tequilla per bottle $ 25.00
Southern Comfort per bottle $ 32.00
Mainstay Cane per bottle $ 11.00
Smirnoff Spin 24 bottles $ 38.00 $ 1.58
Archers Aqua 24 bottles $ 38.00 $ 1.58
Brutal Fruits 24 bottles $ 38.00 $ 1.58
WHISKEY'S TYPE UNIT COST
Bells per bottle $ 22.00
Grants Family Reserve per bottle $ 22.00
Highland Way per bottle $ 20.00
Jim Beam White Whiskey per bottle $ 17.00
Teachers per bottle $ 22.00
WINES
House White
House Red
SOFT DRINKS, MIXERS, JUICES, ENERGY DRINKS & WATER TYPE $ CASE COST $ UNIT COST
Coke, Cream Soda, Fanta Orange 24 cans $ 24.00 $ 1.00
Fanta Grape, Sprite, Stoney Ginger Beer, Pine Nut 24 cans $ 24.00 $ 1.00
7 Up, Miranda, Tab, Coke Zero, Coke Light 24 cans $ 28.00 $ 1.16
Coke Zero 24x500ml $ 36.00 $ 1.50
Volt 24 cans $ 42.00 $ 1.75
Red Bull 24 cans $ 65.00 $ 2.70
Appletisers 24 cans $ 34.00 $ 1.40
Tonic, Soda, Lemonade, Ginger ale, Dry Lemon 24 cans $ 24.00 $ 1.00
Schweppes Tonic & Soda 24x500ml $ 26.00 $ 1.08
McKane Soda & Tonic 24x330ml $ 22.00 $ 0.90
Chele Tonic, Soda & Dry Lemon 24 cans $ 21.00 $ 0.87
Ice Tea 24 cans $ 25.00 $ 1.04
Esprit- Peach & Apricot and Mango & Orange Flavour 24 bottles $ 41.00 $ 1.70
Mazowe Orange, Raspberry, Cream Soda, Peach (Cordials) 2 litre $ 4.50 $ 4.50
Flavoured Water- Litchi, Strawberry, Lemon & Lime 12 bottles $ 14.00 $ 1.16
Mineral Water 24x500ml $ 14.00 $ 0.58
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National Parks and fishing fees are paybale to a Parks Ranger before you leave harbour. Please ensure you have proof of residence if you are a Zimbabwean and it is advisable to have exact money as change is often a problem.

Please note that the National Parks have a habit of changing fees without notice.

National Parks Entry Fees (valid 2-7 days per person)
Locals International Regional

Kariba

5.00

10.00

8.00

 Matusadona

5.00

15.00

12.00

 Zambezi

5.00

15.00

12.00

  Mana Pools 5.00 30.00 20.00
       
Fishing Permits (per rod per day)
5.00 5.00 5.00

 

Directions to harbours:

Boarding time: 12 00 noon

Disembarking time: 10 00 am

Please note that houseboats are not permitted to travel at night so the latest departure time is 15 30pm. Please ensure you time your arrival accordingly as this will also mean you make the most of your first day on the Lake. 


MARINELAND HARBOUR

Approaching from Harare, as you enter Kariba town, turn left at the first Service Station, (Total Garage), and then immediately right going downhill towards Caribbea Bay Hotel. Follow the road right at the foot of the mountain, and then turn immediate left, pass through the security check point into Marineland Harbour. Marineland is well sign posted from Total Garage. (If you are approaching from Zambia/Dam wall direction turn right at the Total Service Station)


HUDSONS (ANDORA HARBOUR)

Approaching from Harare, continue past the Total service station (on left) until you reach a T-Junction. Take the left hand slip way down the hill (to the right takes you up hill to the Kariba Heights) and continue until you reach the Shell service station on your right. Proceed past this service station and turn left at the next TAR road (ZESA building opposite on right). Take the second left and continue past MICA hardware (on right) turning right at the road immediately after. Bear left on this road and proceed through the LEFT hand gate at the end of the road (Ministry of Defence on right). There is secure parking.

Approaching from Zambia/Dam wall direction turn right at the ZESA building before you reach the Shell service station.


CAROBECK ( ANDORA HARBOUR)

Approaching from Harare, continue past the Total service station (on left) until you reach a T-Junction. Take the left hand slip way down the hill (to the right takes you up hill to the Kariba Heights) and continue until you reach the Shell service station on your right. Proceed past this service station and turn left at the next TAR road (ZESA building opposite on right). Take the second left and continue past MICA hardware (on right) turning right at the SECOND road after this. Bear left on this road and proceed through the LEFT hand gate at the end of the road in Carobeck Harbour. There is secure parking.

Approaching from Zambia/Dam wall direction turn right at the ZESA building before you reach the Shell service station.


GDI HARBOUR

Approaching from Harare, continue past the Total service station (on left) until you reach a T-Junction. Take the left hand slip way down the hill (to the right takes you up hill to the Kariba Heights) and continue until you reach the Shell service station on your right. Continue past the ZESA building (on right). Follow the Lake View Hotel signs and turn left at the next tar road after ZESA. Continue up the hill until you see the GDI signpost, turn left and follow the dirt road down to the slipway.

Approaching from Zambia/Dam wall direction turn  right following the Lake View Hotel.


CHAWARA HARBOUR

Approaching from Harare, as you come into Kariba you pass the Kariba airport and the cemetery, take the next turning to your left. There is a large sign saying Lake Harvest, Lake Croc Park and Chawara Harbour. Follow the dirt road until you get to a cross roads where you continue straight on until you get to the Kariba Bream Farm on your right. Turn LEFT at this corner. Chawara Harbour gate is a few hundred meters down the road to your right. Drive through large red steel gates and follow road round. When you see the fuel pumps, turn right down the side road towards the lake. Boats are moored there. There is secure parking.

Approaching from Zambia/Dam wall direction continue through Kariba Town on the road out towards Harare and look for the sign posts on the right hand side as indicated above.


CMED (ANDORA HARBOOUR)

Approaching Kariba from Harare, at the T junction turn left and go past the Shellgarage on your right hand side. Continue past 2 roads on the left, go past a slipway and then keep left. Go through gates at the CMED and then go left again down to the water.


Approaching from the Zambian Side.When you get to ZESA (Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Building) on the left hand side, turn right into Sable drive (opposite ZESA) and follow the instructions as above.

Daily/ Half daily Speed Boat Hire Charges

Fuel is paid for at the end of the charter by the client in $usd cash. All speed boats come with a driver and clients are not permitted to drive the vessels.

Sportster 5 pax $80 Half Day

Sportster 5 pax $100 Full Day

Vengeance 7 pax $100 Half Day

Vengeance 7 pax $130 Full Day

Eagle 10 pax $140 Half Day

Eagle 10 pax $180 Full Day 


Lake Transfers per pax return

Spurwing/Gache-

single booking 1-6 pax   ** $60.00                                         

single booking 7-14 pax   $55.00                                       

single booking 15 + pax   $50.00


Bumi Hills-

single booking 1-6 pax   Minimum charge ** 650.00                                       

single booking 7-10 pax   $100.00                                       

single booking 11 + pax   $95.00


Tiger Bay-

single booking 1-6 pax   Minimum charge ** $750.00                               

single booking 7-10 pax   $110.00                                       

single booking 11 + pax   $100.00 

 

 

 

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