One of the largest man-made dams in Africa, Kariba is usually referred to as a lake because of its vastness and scenic beauty. It is a great, easy-to-access destination for relaxing getaways, excellent fishing, fantastic sunsets and a variety of water sports. Views of the lake stretch for miles, and you could even imagine you’re at the ocean at some points. Located on the southern border of Zambia, Kariba is warm all year round, making it perfect for a sunny retreat!

The dam is 226km / 140mi long and up to 40km / 25mi wide! Many people looking for Kariba accommodation are wanting to stay on a houseboat as it provides a mobile way of exploring this massive body of water while keeping an eye out for the game and birds that frequent the banks.

Lake Kariba accommodation options include hotels, B&Bs, self-catering stays, lodges, chalets and houseboats. Below you will find a variety of choices.

Please note that ‘Rates From’ could be fully inclusive (may include activities such as game drives and walking trails for example) on some listings and not on others.