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The Idyllic and Easy Way to Get from Victoria Falls to Kariba
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.
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 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 10h30 Sharp
Arrives the following day at 08h30
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
When making enquiries regarding vehicles other than standard types, please give full dimensional details of the vehicle; length, width and height.
Kariba Ferry Rates 2020PASSENGERS
Adults – $145.00
Bicycles – $15.00
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.
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
Scheduled 2020 - 2021 Sailing Dates
*All 2020-21 Sailing Dates are provisional unless otherwise stated.
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