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Kariba Ferry

The Idyllic and Easy Way to Get from Victoria Falls to Kariba

Kariba Ferry

The "Sea Lion" - Kariba Car and Passenger Ferry Service

Victoria Falls to Kariba by Road

Getting from Victoria Falls to Kariba and visa versa has in recent years been a real problem. Air Zimbabwe cancelled their scheduled flights, and therefore only expensive private charters were available.

The drive on the Zimbabwe side is extremely long and arduous, the only route via Karoi and Binga.

It is a remote dirt road through the mountains behind Matusadona and is only recommended for 4 x 4's or seasoned travellers.

Map of Kariba

Map of Kariba - Click to enlarge

You can drive through Zambia, this is a good tarred road, and will take you approximately 6 to 7 hours via Siavonga and Livingstone. However depending on your passport you might incur the costs of a Visa to enter Zambia as well as additional vehicle entry costs.

The Kariba Ferry

The newly re-introduced Kariba Ferry Service has made it easy again. The Service operates between Andorra harbour in Kariba Town and Mlibizi in the western end of the lake. They can accommodated up to 70 people and 15 vehicles

It's a an overnight journey of 22 hours. During this time you can completely relax and take in the breathtaking scenery of lake Kariba as you cruise its full length.

Three meals are included Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast, plus morning and afternoon tea is also provided. There is also a cash bar available for those inevitable sundowners.

Sleeping is communal on chair-beds in the central lounge area - mattresses and all bedding is provided. There are toilets and hot showers available.

This is a great cruise and not only does it get you from A to B but is also a really enjoyable part of your holiday. We have done it a couple of times now and we love it. See the bottom of this page for scheduled sailing dates.


Kariba Ferry Departure Times

The ferry departs from Andora harbour (Kariba) & Mlibizi at 09h00 Sharp -

Arrives the following day at 07h00

Passengers to be at embarkation point no later than 08h00 (late arrivals will miss the boat)

If you don't have a vehicle you will need to arrange for a road transfer from Mlibizi to Victoria Falls or visa versa. Please contact us we can help you arrange that.

Kariba Ferry Vehicle Restrictions


There is a height restriction of 1.95metres for 12 vehicles, and 3 parking spaces in an open-deck area with no height restriction (ideal for heavily-packed 4x4s with roof rack tents etc.)

When making enquiries regarding vehicles other than standard types, please give full dimensional details of the vehicle; length, width and height.

Kariba Ferry Rates 2016

PASSENGERS

Adults – $160.00
Under 12 – $ 80.00
Under 2 – Free
Tour leader/driver - $40.00

2% ZTA levy included
15% Vat included if applicable
National Parks entry fee not included
.


VEHICLES / TRAILERS / CARAVANS

Bicycles – $10.00
Boat on trailer – subject to quotation
Caravans over 6m  – subject to quotation
Karibean Cruise – $200.00
Mini Bus (up to 8 seats) – $190.00
Mini Bus (9 – 14 seats) – $340.00
Mini Bus (15 – 20 seats) - $500.00
Motorcycle – $120.00
Trailers & Caravans (over 4m - 6m) – $320.00
Trailers up to 4m – $240.00
Vehicles 4.40m and under – $150.00
Vehicles 4.41m to 4.70m – $170.00
Vehicles 4.71m to 5.50m – $190.00
Vehicles 5.51m to 6.00m – $210.00

Kariba Ferries Terms and Conditions

Regrettably, due to non arrivals, they have to advise that they cannot confirm a booking until they are in receipt of a 50% deposit which is due within 14 days of making the booking. Should this not occur, Kariba Ferries reserves its right to resell the booking. Final Payment is due 30 days prior to sailing, likewise should this not occur; they reserve the right to resell the booking. In the case of late bookings, space may be secured via cash payment or electronic transfer.

Cancellation Policy

50% of payment is required with in 14 days after receiving your invoice, remainder of the fare is due at least 30 days prior to sailing.

Cancellations will be charged at the following rates:

31 days or More – 10% of Fare
15 – 30 days – Loss of deposit
14 days or less – forfeiture of full fare


Scheduled 2016 sailing dates for the Kariba Ferry

Kariba to Mlibizi Mlibizi to Kariba
   
January 2016  
  1st January
4th 5th
11th (provisional) 12th (provisional)
   
February 2016  
8th (provisional) 9th (provisional)
   
March 2016  
7th (provisional) 8th (provisional)
21st (provisional) 22nd (provisional)
28th 29th
   
April 2016  
4th 5th
7th (provisional) 8th (provisional)
11th 12th
14th (provisional) 15th (provisional)
18th 19th
21st (provisional) 22nd (provisional)
25th 26th
28th (provisional) 29th (provisional)
   
May 2016  
2nd (provisional) 3rd (provisional)
5th (provisional) 6th (provisional)
9th 10th
12th (provisional) 13th (provisional)
16th (provisional) 17th (provisional)
19th (provisional) 20th (provisional)
26th (provisional) 27th (provisional)
30th 31st
   
June 2016  
2nd (provisional) 3rd (provisional)
6th 7th
9th (provisional) 10th (provisional)
13th 14th
16th (provisional) 17th (provisional)
20th 21st
23rd (provisional) 24th (provisional)
27th 28th
30th (provisional) 1st of July (provisional)
   
July 2016  
  1st (provisional)
4th 5th
7th (provisional) 8th (provisional)
11th 12th
14th (provisional) 15th (provisional)
18th 19th
21st (provisional) 22nd (provisional)
25th 26th
28th (provisional) 29th (provisional)
   
August 2016  
1st 2nd
4th (provisional) 5th (provisional)
8th 9th
11th (provisional) 12th (provisional)
15th 16th
18th (provisional) 19th (provisional)
22nd 23rd
25th (provisional) 26th (provisional)
29th 30th
   
September 2016  
1st (provisional) 2nd (provisional)
5th 6th
8th (provisional) 9th (provisional)
12th (provisional) 13th (provisional)
15th (provisional) 16th (provisional)
22nd (provisional) 23rd (provisional)
30th 1st of October
   
October 2016  
  1st
17th 18th
31st (provisional) 1st of November (provisional)
   
November 2016  
  1st (provisional)
14th (provisional) 15th (provisional)
   
December 2016  
1st (provisional) 2nd (provisional)
5th (provisional) 6th (provisional)
12th (provisional) 13th (provisional)
19th 20th
22nd (provisional) 23rd (provisional)
26th (provisional) 27th (provisional)
29th (provisional) 30th (provisional)
2nd of January 3rd of January

 

Scheduled 2017 sailing dates for the Kariba Ferry

Kariba to Mlibizi Mlibizi to Kariba
   
January 2017  
2nd (provisional) 3rd (provisional)
5th (provisional) 6th (provisional)
9th (provisional) 10th (provisional)
16th (provisional) 17th (provisional)
   
February 2017  
13th (provisional) 14th (provisional)
   
March 2017  
13th (provisional) 14th (provisional)
20th (provisional) 21st (provisional)
27th 28th
   
April 2017  
3rd (provisional) 4th (provisional)
7th 8th
10th (provisional) 11th (provisional)
17th 18th
24th 25th
   
May 2017  
1st 2nd
15th (provisional) 16th (provisional)
   
June 2017  
5th (provisional) 6th (provisional)
12th (provisional) 13th (provisional)
19th (provisional) 20th (provisional)
26th 27th
   
July 2017  
3rd 4th
10th 11th
17th 18th
24th 25th
31st 1st of August
   
August 2017  
  1st
7th 8th
14th 15th
21st 22nd
28th 29th
   
September 2017  
18th (provisional) 19th (provisional)
   
October 2017  
16th (provisional) 17th (provisional)
   
November 2017  
13th (provisional) 14th (provisional)
   
December 2017  
11th (provisional) 12th (provisional)
18th (provisional) 19th (provisional)
25th (provisional) 26th (provisional)
   
January 2018  
1st (provisional) 2nd (provisional)
8th (provisional) 9th (provisional)
15th (provisional) 16th (provisional)

Email for more information: info@victoriafalls-guide.net

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