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Kariba Houseboat

02 Nights / 03 Days

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 01 December 2021 – 30 April 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 2588

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates in USD 

Starting from $2588.00 (for up to 6 guests)

Infants are FOC

The cost remains the same for up to 6 guests as the houseboat is able to accommodate 06 passengers in one boat. So if 02 people take this package then the cost is 2588/2 = USD 1924 per person. Taxes Extra. Children between ages 4 – 12 will be charged 50% of adult fare. Infants are FOC.

Notes:

  • Child with bed – may be given extra bed / mattress in the same room sharing with 02 fully Paid adults.
  • Child No bed – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding
  • Infant – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding.
  • All ages will be calculated as per the date on the passport.

Rate per adult / Child for additional sightseeing/excursion/monument fee etc:

Sr. No.:

Particulars Rate per Adult in USD Rate per Child in USD

1

Game drive 45 23
2 Parasailing 75

38

3 Quad biking 45

23

Valid for sale in

All Markets.

Overview

Kariba is undoubtedly a ‘jewel’ in Zimbabwe’s tourism crown. The Lake and its facilities of Houseboats, Hotels, Lodges, Game and Birdlife on the shore, combined with fishing, make it a unique destination.

Countries covered

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Unique package highlights

Lake Kariba is well known to the international big game trophy fishing Traveller. The Houseboats are regarded as floating hotels packed with accommodation food and activities.

Accommodation / Hotel / Resort / Camp Details:

Location

No. of Nights Hotel Name Star Category Room Type Meal Plan
Kariba 2 Houseboat TBA 2/3/4 Standard

Full Board

Suggested Day Wise Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival

 

Complete your passport and immigration formalities and once you come out, you will meet the driver who is waiting outside the arrivals area with your name placard to assist you to your vehicle. Twists, turns, thick woods and game viewing are a characteristic of this trip as you drive from Harare to Kariba on this 376 km drive. Arrival at the bay, you will be on-boarded and rest of day to be spent at your leisure. Lunch and dinner will be served on board with overnight stay.

 

Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 02: Game viewing. Fishing and island visits

 

Early morning breakfast will be served. Your day will be spent on board sailing around Lake Kariba enjoying the best of what Kariba is all about. Bird-watching, fishing and game viewing can be enjoyed whilst island hoping. Its’ 2000 kilometres of shoreline offers a spectacular variety of estuaries that lead from the surrounding bush. The entire region abounds with bird life.  Sadly much of the ’big game’ on the Zambian side of the Lake has disappeared, although this can still be found west of the Kota Kota peninsula. Hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile are frequently seen and if you are lucky, a variety of small mammals can be spotted. Lake Kariba is the tiger fishing mecca and the only venue where you will bag the big ones. Bream (Tilapia) are also plentyful in the lake and also make for good angling and eating. Australian Yabbies (Crayfish) can now also be caught in the lake. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard with overnight stay.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

Day 03: Departure

 

Early morning breakfast and guest will proceed to check-out as per hotel policy. Driver will be waiting to transport guests back to Harare. For those who have a flight to catch, drop-off to the Harare international airport as per flight schedule.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

End of Services…………………………………..

Package Inclusions

  1. Accommodation for 02 nights’ on a houseboat
  2. All Meals as per itinerary
  3. Fishing & Game viewing
  4. Return transfers from Harare

Package Exclusions

  1. Anything not mentioned in “Package Inclusions”
  2. Airfare, Train Fare, Travel Visa & Travel Insurance & Medical Premium, Medical tests, etc.
  3. Individually extended accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, excursions pre, post or on tour.
  4. City Tax / Tourism Dirham tax / Green Tax etc (if applicable)
  5. Cost of Optional activities
  6. OK to board for the airline (if applicable)
  7. Meals other an specified in the itinerary
  8. Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Juices, Sodas, Soft & Hard Drinks, Bottled Water etc.
  9. Incidentals, Tips, Porterage, Minibar and Bell-Boy charges, Gratuities etc

Visa Information:

Please check online or with our authorised representative if Travel visa is required to visit our country. It is your responsibility to submit all relevant documents and obtain a legal travel visa (as per requirement) before you travel.

 

In case your tour is cancelled or curtailed short due to visa issues, we will be unable to provide you any refund of the tour cost.

 

For E-Visa, we are happy to provide you the visa requirement charges and documents required at highly competitive rates on our portal: https://www.visadone.com

 

You may click the above link and check the details there

 

For Sticker Visa, please check with our local branch for the costing, documents required and processing time.

Travel Insurance

It is Traveller’s responsibility to obtain and be in possession of the comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance, including medical insurance with provision for air evacuation, insurance in case of accidents, sudden sickness, medical expenses or death, before embarking on a tour. Our company is neither responsible nor liable for any claims, damage or loss as a result of Client’s failing to obtain necessary insurance cover.

 

We are however, happy to provide you travel insurance as per the plan you select which can offer you comprehensive coverage at highly competitive costs.

 

Age limit to provide Insurance – Up to 75 years. For Insurance, all rates given are per person in USD.

 

Current Exclusion:

  • To & from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal & Bangladesh.
  • From India (However to India (Inbound) is allowed).

 

Up to 75 years per person Travel Insurance Anywhere 2 Anywhere
Premium in USD  per person Platinum Plan/Limit Gold Plan/Limit Silver Plan/Limit
Return Plan
01 – 07 Days 37 25 15
08 – 15 Days 49 36 21
16 – 30 Days 74 54 32

 

Insurance fees once paid is totally non-refundable. For further details you can check with us on insurance@solidarityinvest.com

 

*Disclaimer: Please do check with our Branch / Authorised representative about the latest requirement as visa requirement / fees / travel insurance charges are dynamic and subject to change. The consulate at their discretion may ask for additional documents also for visa processing. Visa issuance is purely at the discretion of the consulate and not us.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • 50% payment at the time of confirmation
  • Balance 50% within 07 days of confirmation or travel date whichever is earlier.

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards also. In case of a bank transfer please add USD 30 per transfer per time you transfer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We need to receive a cancellation request in writing for us to proceed with cancellation. The following charges will be applicable based on the cancellation request received by us.

If you cancel –

  • 60 days prior to departure there will be a 10% deduction on the package cost.
  • 59 – 45 days prior to departure: 25% deduction on the package cost.
  • 44 – 30 days prior to departure: 35% deduction on the package cost.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to departure: 60% deduction on the package cost.
  • 15 – 07 days prior to departure: 85% deduction on the package cost.
  • 06 days or less: 100% deduction on the package cost.

TERM AND CONDITIONS:

  • All rooms, rates and services are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
  • Rates are not valid for Events / Fairs / Long weekends / Festivals / Blackout dates.
  • In case the same hotels / lodges / camps / resorts are not available we reserve the right to change them in the same star category.
  • Child rates apply for children aged from 2 to 11 years old. 1 child sharing a room with 2 adults (depending on hotel policy). If the hotel doesn’t have availability for family rooms, adult rates will apply.
  • If certain tours / entrances are closed during certain periods, alternative options will be provided.
  • Train fares / reservations are dynamic, subject to availability and non-refundable once issued.
  • Standard check-in time at the hotel is generally 1500 hrs. and check-out 12 Noon.
  • Rates quoted are not applicable during trade fair periods, major European Holidays and other major events.
  • Train fares / reservations are dynamic, subject to availability and non-refundable once issued
  • Early check-in, late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel and not guaranteed unless paid for.
  • We reserve the rights to reschedule the itinerary or routing.
  • Unused inclusions in a tour package are non-refundable.
  • Tours will be seat in coach basis (Unless mentioned otherwise) where guests have to reach on time at designated pick up point.
  • Any delays from your side are considered a no show.
  • No refund applicable in case of no show.
  • Rates are not valid during any events & festivals and blackout dates.
  • Most of the Hotels/ Lodges/ Camps / Apartments may ask for a security deposit at the time of check-in, which is refundable at the time of check-out and is subject to the hotel/lodge’s policy.
  • We reserve all rights. Any damages caused whilst on tour shall be borne (paid or settled) locally by the client, we will not be liable for the same.
  • In view of the current situation, please be advised that whilst the information and rates quoted are correct as of today’s date – we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.

Package Cost

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates in USD 

Starting from $2588.00 (for up to 6 guests)

Infants are FOC

The cost remains the same for up to 6 guests as the houseboat is able to accommodate 06 passengers in one boat. So if 02 people take this package then the cost is 2588/2 = USD 1924 per person. Taxes Extra. Children between ages 4 – 12 will be charged 50% of adult fare. Infants are FOC.

 

Notes:

  • Child with bed – may be given extra bed / mattress in the same room sharing with 02 fully Paid adults.
  • Child No bed – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding
  • Infant – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding.
  • All ages will be calculated as per the date on the passport.

 

Rate per adult / Child for additional sightseeing/excursion/monument fee etc:

Sr. No.:

Particulars Rate per Adult in USD Rate per Child in USD

1

Game drive 45 23
2 Parasailing 75

38

3 Quad biking 45

23

 

Points to Note

Please do note that the below points are shared with you for your reference only. Please use them at your own discretion.

 

Your Health: It is your (Traveller’s) responsibility is to ensure that you are in good health and medically fit to undertake safari tour. If the tour passes through the malaria area, precautionary treatment is advised. Consultation with medical practitioner/doctor and obtaining prophylactic and precautionary anti-malaria treatment is necessary.

 

Local Currency: USD/RTGS

Since the country scrapped its own currency in 2009, Zimbabweans had relied at various times on US dollars, South African rands, as well as other foreign currencies, an electronic currency called the RTGS dollar, and what are called bond notes.

 

Helpful items for your packing list: Malaria tablets, insect repellent, sun screen, sun hats

 

Photography:  Allowed

 

People: Friendly & hospitable

 

Climate: warm/humid

 

Safety and Security: be careful of monkeys

 

Staying safe on Wildlife Viewing Activities:  do not feed animals, stay with guide, do not wonder

 

Staying safe in Cities and Towns: always be in a group, have a tour guide so you do not get lost

 

Covid Guidelines (If any): always wear a mask, carry sanitizer, and maintain social distance

 

Mandatory Medical /Tests or Vaccination details: PCR test not needed for domestic travel but needed for international travellers.

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