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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

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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.

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Kariba Ferry Departure Times

The ferry departs from Andora harbour (Kariba) & Mlibizi at 10h30 Sharp -

Arrives the following day at 08h30

Passengers to be at embarkation point no later than 09h30 (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 2017

PASSENGERS

Adults – $130.00
Under 12 – $ 65.00
Under 2 – Free
Tour leader/driver - $40.00

2% ZTA levy included
15% Vat included if applicable
National Parks entry fee not included
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VEHICLES / TRAILERS / CARAVANS

Bicycles – $10.00
Boat on trailer – subject to quotation
Caravans over 6m  – subject to quotation
Karibean Cruise – $180.00
Mini Bus (up to 8 seats) – $160.00
Mini Bus (9 – 14 seats) – $310.00
Mini Bus (15 – 20 seats) - $470.00
Motorcycle – $100.00
Trailers & Caravans (over 4m - 6m) – $290.00
Trailers up to 4m – $200.00
Vehicles 4.40m and under – $120.00
Vehicles 4.41m to 4.70m – $140.00
Vehicles 4.71m to 5.50m – $160.00
Vehicles 5.51m to 6.00m – $180.00

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 2017 sailing dates for the Kariba Ferry

Kariba to Mlibizi Mlibizi to Kariba
   
January 2017  
2nd 3rd
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 (provisional) 28th (provisional)
   
April 2017  
3rd (provisional) 4th (provisional)
7th 8th
10th (provisional) 11th (provisional)
17th 18th
24th 25th
29th 30th
   
May 2017  
1st 2nd
15th (provisional) 16th (provisional)
29th (provisional) 30th (provisional)
   
June 2017  
5th (provisional) 6th (provisional)
12th (provisional) 13th (provisional)
19th (provisional) 20th (provisional)
26th 27th
   
July 2017  
3rd 4th
10th 11th
17th (provisional) 18th (provisional)
24th 25th
31st 1st of August
   
August 2017  
31st of July 1st
3rd (provisional) 4th (provisional)
7th (provisional) 8th (provisional)
13th 14th
20th (provisional) 21st (provisional)
24th 25th
   
September 2017  
11th 12th
25th 26th
   
October 2017  
2nd (provisional) 3rd (provisional)
16th (provisional) 17th (provisional)
   
November 2017  
13th (provisional) 14th (provisional)
   
December 2017  
11th (provisional) 12th (provisional)
18th (provisional) 19th (provisional)
25th (provisional) 26th (provisional)

Scheduled 2018 sailing dates

*All 2018 sailing dates are provisional

Kariba to Mlibizi Mlibizi to Kariba
   
January 2018  
1st 2nd
8th 9th
15th 16th
   
March 2018  
26th 27th
   
April 2018  
2nd 3rd
9th 10th
16th 17th
23rd 24th
30th 1st May
   
May 2018  
  1st
7th 8th
14th 15th
21st 22nd
28th 29th
   
June 2018  
4th 5th
11th 12th
18th 19th
25th 26th
   
July 2018  
2nd 3rd
9th 10th
12th 13th
16th 17th
19th 20th
23rd 24th
26th 27th
30th 31st
   
August 2018  
2nd 3rd
6th 7th
9th 10th
13th 14th
16th 17th
20th 21st
23rd 24th
27th 28th
30th 31st
   
September 2018  
10th 11th
22nd 23rd
24th 25th
   
October 2018  
15th 16th
   
November 2018  
12th 13th
   
December 2018  
3rd 4th
10th 11th
17th 18th
27th 28th
   
January 2019  
3rd 4th
14th 15th

 


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

 

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