This is a mid-range Kariba houseboat option moored in Binga
The Meremaid Houseboat made a comback in September 2021 after a complete overhaul of the boat and appears completely brand new. The houseboat has a comfortable capacity of 12 guests in 6 beautiful twin cabins, but can easily accommodate up to 20 guests. There is a separate toilet upstairs for guests wishing to sleep on the top deck where there is enough sleeping space for up to 8 people on air mattresses.
It is a semi-luxurious houseboat with spacious air-conditioned en-suite cabins (one has a bath and the others have showers) containing wash-basin and mirror, in elegant yet simple design. The covered lounge, dining area and bar are quite inviting, with beautiful wood furnishing and comfortable seating.
Covered lounge and bar area
The Meremaid is a traditional "pontoon" Binga houseboat which makes travelling a bit slow, but the advantage is the wide-open decks and plenty of space to relax and enjoy bird and game viewing, as well as the scenery, whether on the sun beds or by the plunge pool on the top deck.
The houseboat is serviced with a crew of four to take care of your every need. The crew consists of a captain, chef, and two deck hands with their own quarters and ablutions. The Meremaid houseboat has good facilities on board, including music equipment to entertain yourselves, DSTV, as well as limited gym equipment.
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We like the comfortable price of the Meremaid when it comes to the overall trip cost per person - of-course the more guests the better the price per person.
Accommodation on Meremaid Houseboat
• 6 air-conditioned en-suite twin cabins - one with a bath and the others
with showers (lower deck)
• Cabins can take up to 12 guests, but 20 people can be accommodated on
the Meremaid Houseboat
The Lower Deck
• 6 x Air-conditioned cabin room
The Upper Deck
• Splash pool
• 3 x tender boats
Facilities and Services
• Crew: 4 - comprising Captain, chef and deckhands
• Children 4 years and older are welcome.
Boarding times - Embark 12 noon and disembark 10am
Meremaid Houseboat Charter Prices 2024
Self catering cost of charter is US$ 1223 per night for a up of 12 passengers.
Included in the Boat Hire:
Fully inclusive cost of charter is available on request. Contact us for your requirements.
Zimbabwe National Parks Fees
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.