African Travel Concept

Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, can be described as a great inland sea. It is here, from land or water, that one encounters the unforgettable scenery which can simply not be found anywhere else on earth.

The Zimbabwean side of the lake has about 1 000 kilometres of shoreline, baked African fjords with placid backwaters and numerous islands. Often elephants can be seen swimming between the shore and islands, a sight perhaps unique to Lake Kariba. 

Fishing at the lake is a popular activity. Here you will find the feisty tigerfish, a fighting game fish will give even the most experienced fisherman a good run to be reeled out of the water. The water of the lake is rich in food and allowing this fish species to grow to record sizes, thereby becoming a sought after trophy fish. 

Along the southern shore of Lake Kariba is the Matusadona Game Reserve, one of Zimbabwe’s lesser known game reserves near Victoria Falls.   It is one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the endangered black rhino, and is commonly recognized as having the second largest concentration of wild lions in Africa.  Other wildlife includes white rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyena, cheetah, and over 240 species of birdlife.

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