9 Day Kariba Houseboat Package

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$3170 - $3530
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
9 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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The Lady Jacqueline provides a 5 star cruise upon the Lake Kariba complete with fine dining, bar and Jacuzzi. This added to a few nights at Ilala Lodge and Elephant’s Eye, Hwange with a topping of a great sunset cruise, great game viewing and dinner at the great Boma… what more do you need for a perfect holiday?

A luxury lodge package offering 'Cream of the Crop' accommodation with great game viewing and relaxation.

Victoria Falls, Zambezi River cruise, Boma Dinner, Lake Kariba and Hwange National Park.

MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1:  Arrival [D]
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where you will spend the next two nights. The afternoon will be spent at your leisure. For dinner, we invite you to the famous Boma Restaurant to experience an African feast.

Overnight:    Ilala Lodge or similar (Room with private bathroom, pool, restaurant and bar area)


Day 2:  Victoria Falls [B]

Today you will have the opportunity to participate in the various optional activities available or simply explore the wonderful town of Victoria Falls. End your day with a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Overnight:    Ilala Lodge or similar

Optional activities in Victoria Falls

Below is a list of some of the most popular optional activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  The rates are per person and are quoted in US Dollars. All activities are subject to availability and may require a minimum amount of passengers to operate. Certain activities only operate at specific times of the year. Please contact our reservation office for further information.  Should you wish to partake in an activity that is not listed below, we will gladly assist you with rates and reservations.

15 Minute Helicopter Flight                                     $ 172.50 (excl. levies)
22 Minute Helicopter Flight                                     $ 270.00 (excl. levies)
Bungi Jump                                                           $ 171.00
Canoeing (full day)                                                  $ 172.50
Horse Back Safaris (novice)                                    $ 92.00
Rafting (full day, low water)                                      $ 172.50
Rafting (full day, high water)                                     $ 161.00
Flying Fox (Cable Slide)                                           $ 48.50
Gorge Swing                                                           $ 109.00
Zip Line                                                                  $ 79.00
Canopy Tour                                                           $ 60.50
Tram & Bridge Champagne Sunset Tour                    $ 75.00
Moonlight Dinner Run (tram)                                     $ 170.00
Tour of the Victoria Falls                                          $ 23.00
Lunar Rainbow Tour of the Falls                                $ 31.00

*Please note prices are subject to change


Day 3, 4 & 5: Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba [BLD]

After breakfast a road transfer will take you to Binga, from where you will embark on a 3 night houseboat adventure and a truly unique experience. The fully equipped, luxury houseboat will take you on a cruising journey on Lake Kariba, while you relax and enjoy some activities such as game viewing, fishing and bird watching.

Overnight:    Lady Jacqueline Houseboat

Day 6:  Kariba Houseboat to Hwange [BLD]

After breakfast a road transfer will take you to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Eco-Lodge, which is situated 13 km from the main camp of Hwange National Park. The afternoon is at your leisure, beside the swimming pool, having sundowners on the viewing deck or participating in some of the optional activities on offer.

Overnight:    Elephant’s Eye, Hwange (Chalets with open-plan bathroom, double basins and outdoor shower, private veranda, fireplace, pool, restaurant and bar area and viewing deck)


Day 7:  Hwange National Park  [BLD]

Today is spent on a game drive in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approx. 14 650 km2. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Victoria Falls. Due to its close proximity to the Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded here. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is considered world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world.

Overnight:    Elephant’s Eye, Hwange


Day 8:  Hwange  [BLD]

At dawn you will embark on a game drive to continue your search for the magnificent African wildlife in this area. After lunch and a siesta you will have the option of going on an afternoon game drive, or visit a traditional homestead where the locals will welcome you into their home, and you may experience their lifestyle.

Overnight:    Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Day 9:  Hwange to Vic Falls [B]
Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge before your 2½ hour drive back to Victoria Falls Airport, where you embark on your onward journey.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Ilala Lodge
  • Lady Jacqueline
  • Elephant’s Eye, Hwange
  • Ra-Ikane Cruise

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Jenman Safaris

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Since: Mar 2013

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