Luxury Safari Cruiser on Lake Kariba

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Best time to go: April to September

3 Nights | from £3,410pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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This is a trip extension and can be added on to the Classic Zimbabwe Holiday


  • Three nights on beautiful Lake Kariba in a the luxurious MV Matusadona
  • Get close up to animals as they come to the water's edge to drink or play
  • Fully inclusive of activities, meals and drinks
  • A different mooring every day to ensure you awake to a new experience

Described as a 'luxury lodge on water', the MV Matusadona offers spacious air-conditioned cabins for up to seven guest;it is the first and only five-star luxury cruiser on Lake Kariba. Known for its sunsets, great fishing (you'll find tiger fish, bream and vundu in its waters) and superb safari opportunities, Lake Kariba is best enjoyed as a safari cruise. From the moment you arrive you'll be invited to relax. Step aboard Matusadona at Marineland and meet the captain and crew and discuss your journey for the days ahead. You'll set off onto Lake Kariba before lunch, mooring in the Sanyati Gorge for your first night. With three full days to explore, each morning after brunch your captain will set sail so that you can relax during the main heat of the day. In the afternoon you can enjoy game viewing or sunset cruises

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 4 day cruise will cost from £3,155 per person, based on two sharing, including all meals and safari activities, excluding international flights

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A&K Offices

Our office in Victoria Falls is managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of Zimbabwe, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.

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Fly to

Livingstone (Zambia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) via Johannesburg

Flying time

12 hrs 15 mins

time difference

GMT+ 2 hrs


Required for UK passport holders

The UNIVISA system (which allowed travellers to enter both Zimbabwe and Zambia using a dual visa) is currently suspended. If you’re travelling between Zimbabwe and Zambia (more than one entry either way), you should get a double entry visa for both countries. Both Zimbabwe and Zambia issue double entry visas at ports of entry.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area

Best time to travel

Apr-Jun when the water levels are at their greatest at Victoria Falls and large herds of animals can be seen in Hwange National Park. 


The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.

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