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Catalina Houseboat

Catalina is a popular luxury catamaran boat for a perfect holiday on lake kariba - moored at Binga with a swimming pool and ample space

Catalina Houseboat on Lake Kariba

The Catalina Houseboat on Lake Kariba


We love the spacious and luxurious Catalina Houseboat for a more comfortable stay while exploring Lake Kariba.

PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per charter per night

From  US$ 1 500 (Self Catering)
US$ 2 450 (Fully Inclusive)

Passengers : Accommodates up to 10 passengers in luxury, maximum 16

Catalina Boat Specifications

Call Sign: KF1378
Length: 120ft
Width: 30ft
Crew (own quarters): captain, Maitre d', chef and two deck-hands (total of 5)

Cabin accommodation: 5 en-suite

• 4 x Air-conditioned Double en-suite staterooms - 4 m x 4.5 m with two double beds in each.

• 1 x Bedroom with Double bed or twin bunk (4 bed) en-suite - air-conditioned.

• T.V. room  Air-conditioned also has 2 fold out leather couches which can be used as beds should this be required. TV is connected to the DSTV suite of satellite TV stations. DVD facility.

En-suite rooms in Catalina Houseboat - Kariba

Double en -suite Staterooms

The TV lounge in Catalina Houseboat - Kariba

TV Lounge


Top deck:

• swimming pool and loungers
• fully equipped air-conditioned bar and lounge area
• fridges, ice machine, stereo and CD player. hot and cold water dispenser
• adjoining powder room
• covered, open air dining room
• barbeque area, Gas weber
• fully equipped galley

A comfortable lounge and bar area on the Catalina Houseboat - Kariba

Deck with an awesome view on the Catalina Houseboat - Kariba


Catalina Houseboat - Lake Kariba
Middle Deck:

• Air-conditioned indoor lounge with Multi-system TV and Video and DSTV (clients to supply own sim card)

• 5 En-suite air-conditioned Cabins - see details above

• Kitchen: Fully equipped


Bottom Deck:

Captains Cabin, Crew Quarters, Laundry Room, Generator Rooms
Wheel house:
Bridge controlling 2 x 300hp Cummins turbo diesel engines, swinging 3 blade bell brass props
Motorola ship to shore radio and a Navman navigational system

Tender Boats:
17ft raft with 30hp suitable for 8 passengers.
2 x 15ft Dory speedboat with 60hp for 4 passengers each

Popular Cruises:

Senkwe River - usual destination - Binga to Senkwe River is approx a 2 hour trip

Matusadona national park (extra fuel cost )
Binga to the Ume river in Matusadona is about a 9 hour trip, what we normally do is stop off for a night at Christmas Island area which is about 5 hours from Binga, and then leave early the next morning to get through the Sengwa basin before it gets too rough. It takes you about two hours to cross the basin but it is an interesting trip

Rates for the Catalina Houseboat 2016

Fully Inclusiveincluding Meals, Drinks and fuel
US $2450 per night fully inclusive for the whole boat; 1 to 10 people.

Boat, fuel, all meals and all drinks malts, spirits and minerals. the service of a Captain, Cook and 3 Deckhands, cutlery, crockery and linen. The use of the tender boats

National parks board fee and fishing fees, Fishing bait and rods
and wines
The fuel is sufficient to go to the Ruzwe river and return. Trips beyond this point is for the clients account.

Self catering Option: Excludes meals , drinks and fuel.
US$1500 per night for the whole boat; 1 to 10 people.

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Zimbabwe National Parks Fees 2016

These are not included in the Charter fee and are payable to the Parks representatives at the boat prior to embarkation. Parks officials may board the boat at any stage to check that payments are accurate and have been properly receipted. You may wish to let us know in advance exactly who is coming, relevant ages, residential status and how many people will be fishing, which we will pass on via the boat captain to save time before you embark.

  Residents International Visitors Regional (SADC) Visitors
Houseboat including tenders per person/day (covers 5 days) US $5 US $10  US $10
Visiting speedboats per person/day US $5 US $10 US $10
Children under 6 years Free Free Free
Children 6 to 12 years US$2 50% Adult rate 50% Adult rate
Resident pensioners over 60 years 50% Adult rate N/A N/A
Fishing fees per person/day US $5 US $10 US $10

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We love the spacious and luxurious Catalina Houseboat for a more comfortable stay while exploring Lake Kariba.

PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per charter per night

From  US$ 1 500 (Self Catering)
US$ 2 450 (Fully Inclusive)

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by Kate (Zimbabwe)
Many thanks for all your assistance. You have probably been the most responsive and helpful tour organizers I have worked with- anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to recommend you to my colleagues and friends.

All the activities lived up to the hype!
by Alex (Swaziland)
Good Afternoon Boo,
Just wanted to let you know that we are now back in Swaziland and had an incredibly fun time enjoying Victoria Falls! All the activities lived up to the hype and I would like to thank you for all your help in organising a busy but full holiday for us! Everything went smoothly from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
Also wondering where you prefer to have your reviews written?
Thanks again!
All the best

Memory I will not forget
by Sunitha (22.5.13)
Hi Jane
Hope you are keeping well.I must say a very big thank you for all your assistance and advice for my trip. I had the most amazing time at Vic Falls, a memory I will not forget.
Thanks a million once again.

Fantastic Itinerary
by Graham & Janet (United Kingdom)
Dear Boo
We would like to offer our thanks for sorting a fantastic itinerary for our all too short visit to Vic Falls. The cruise on the Zambesi at sunset was a delight and the helicopter flight breathtaking! The pick ups were punctual and staff members were all very smiley, friendly, helpful and good company. The whole experience of the actual Falls and the town itself was outstanding.
We will return! Your company will be our first port of call. Many thanks for a very efficient service.
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