Lake Kariba & Mana Pools

​Downstream from the Victoria Falls the Zambezi River flows into the massive inland sea of Lake Kariba which stretches for some 180 miles and was created in 1960 by the building of the Kariba Dam.

The lake covers an area of 1,390 square miles and is a sea of blue, island studded water.  On the southern lakeshore, accessible from Kariba town by speedboat, light aircraft or float plane, are a number of lodges, camps and houseboats.

Stretching from the Sanyati River Gorge to the Ume River is the Matusadona National Park and this wilderness is home to a great diversity of game including elephant, buffalo and lion.

Another great area for game viewing in the north of Zimbabwe is the World Heritage Site of Mana Pools National Park which extends for 44 miles along the banks of the Zambezi.

Places to stay in Lake Kariba & Mana Pools