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Majestic Kariba

02 Nights / 03 Days

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 01 January 2022 to 30 June 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 209

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Recommended Optional Activities (at an extra cost):

Sr. No. Activity Costing per person in USD
1 Parasailing 74
2 Quad Biking 40
3 Game Drive 40

 

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates per person in USD
Single Occupancy Twin / Double Third Adult in Same Room Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs) Infant
220 209 209 209 105 0

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Overview

One of the best adventure tours that Zimbabwe has to offer this tour is just right for those who love breath taking landscape, scenic photographic vistas and closeness to nature. Cruising Lake Kariba on a houseboat is one of Zimbabwe’s top experiences.

 

This tour can be customised or tailor made. It needs minimum 02 passengers to depart and is suitable for up to a group of 12 people. There is no fixed departure and hence this tour can depart on any day of the week.

Location/Countries covered

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Unique Highlights

Visit to Kariba which is the world’s largest man-made lake in terms of Volume.

Accommodation / Hotel / Resort / Camp Details:

Location No. of Nights Hotel Name Star Category Room Type Meal Plan
Kariba 2 Dzimbahwe or similar Budget Standard FB

Suggested Day wise itinerary:

 

Day 01: Kariba Arrival

 

Welcome to Kariba, Zimbabwe. Check-in to hotel as per standard check in time. Lunch will be served as per hotel. Rest of afternoon at your leisure. Kariba is located in the Mashonaland west province. In the evening have a Sunset cruise on Lake Kariba. If you are not staying on a houseboat during your Kariba vacation, this will be your first encounter on the water. It will be a bit cooler around dusk and it is so relaxing to look out onto the lake and feel the breeze. Most of the crew who work on boats are locals; they will gladly tell you more about the area if you ask. Sit back and sip some wine and get in relax mode. Cruising can also be rewarding if you head to the nearby islands where you can spot some wildlife.

 

Dinner and night stay at hotel.

 

DAY 02: Visit the Dam Wall 

 

Early morning breakfast and private transfer to visit the Dam wall at Kariba. Then tour of Crocodile Farm: There is a crocodile farm where you will learn about the crocodiles they breed, (habitat, behaviour, diet etc) what is crocodile farming and why it is done. You may also get a chance to see these beasts in action as you feed them.

Fishing adventure in the afternoon. This is great fun whether it is your first time or you have some experience. You can buy or hire supplies from Marine land. Find out more information about Fishing.

 

One of Kariba’s places of interest is the St Barbara chapel located in Kariba Heights. The beautiful Chapel is a commemorative monument dedicated to the eighty-six workmen who died during the construction of the dam wall and power station.

From the Kariba Heights View Point visitors stand at the highest point in the town and get a sweeping view of the lake, the islands which look like tiny dots on the water and the Marina below.

There is a curio market at the Viewpoint and you will find some beautiful local crafts for the home or souvenirs to take home for family and friends.

Spend the rest of your day at your own leisure, sleep in and just enjoy Kariba’s slow pace.

If you have little children it will be a great day to take them to the Supa Tube at Caribbea Bay Resort. The Supa Tube is a water park where they can spend the afternoon cooling them in the water.The hotel offers a lovely lakefront position and has great views. Take a walk by the lake’s beach with camera in hand and feel the sand under your feet.

 

Lunch and dinner will be served at hotel restaurant.

 

Overnight at your hotel in Kariba.

 

DAY 03: Kariba Departure

 

Early morning breakfast and check out as per hotel policy.

 

End of Services………….

Package Inclusions

  • 02 Nights’ Accommodation with all meals (starting from lunch on Day 1 and ending with Breakfast on Day 03)
  • Local Sightseeing in Kariba Area –Kariba Dam-wall, Observation Point, Kariba View, Roman Catholic Church, Crocodile Park
  • Boat Cruise (2hrs)

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 Requirement and Charges:

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 approximate 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 age 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

Recommended Optional Activities (at an extra cost):

Sr. No. Activity Costing per person in USD
1 Parasailing 74
2 Quad Biking 40
3 Game Drive 40

 

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates per person in USD
Single Occupancy Twin / Double Third Adult in Same Room Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs) Infant
220 209 209 209 105 0

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.

 

Any Other info:

  • June to October is the best time to visit Lake Kariba for wildlife viewing, although be aware that September and October are extremely hot months.
  • Don’t be tempted to swim in the lake, and be careful when you’re fishing on the shoreline because of the threat of crocodiles.
  • Malaria is present in Lake Kariba and the risk of contraction is highest during the rainy months from November to April – take the necessary precautions.
  • Matusadona National Park lies on the southern shores of Lake Kariba and is home to the Big Five, as well as the rare roan and sable antelope and 240 species of birds (herons and saddle bill storks are particular highlights). A highlight of visiting Kariba is the water-based game viewing you can do from the lake in small boats or canoes, which allows you to get thrillingly close to elephants and other animals.

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