• Duration: 3 days 2 nights
• Two Night Victoria Falls Cruise - Sengwe River
• Fullboard – ( all meals )
• Cruising safari: cruising to the Sengwe River. Evening activities & sunset wildlife cruise down the Sengwe River followed by drinks and dinner on board
• Cruise to Elephant Bay
• All boat based activities – From Tender boats which include Fishing, Game Viewing, Birding and Sunset Cruises
• Transfers from Victoria Falls/Hwange National Park/Livingstone/ Chobe to Binga harbour
• All fishing equipment and bait
• Water based National Park Entry Fees
• Game viewing
• Additional day, airport transfers and activities (game drive, guided game walks, village tour and canoeing) are available as add-ons during the purchase process.
Join our team on a unique cruise safaris on one of the world’s largest man-made dams, Lake Kariba. Situated almost exactly halfway down the iconic Zambezi River & approx. 90 km after it has spilled over the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Lake Kariba boasts a vast 270km expanse of water which forms a boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia; its extensive and attractive shorelines are home to large populations of wild and birdlife and its islands are dotted in picture-postcard deep blue sea against a backdrop of high escarpment mountain ranges.
Big sky sunsets over the Lake are legendary, with the calm water turning to golden in the dusk and the bare branches of its famous drowned trees silhouette in the foreground. Kariba scenes are second to none.
With a fleet of stunningly furnished vessels, embracing comfort and style, your unique cruise experience awaits you. Sit back and soak up the breath taking scenery or partake in the many offered activities on an all inclusive cruise safari.
Early morning departure from Victoria Falls/Hwange National Park/Livingstone/ Chobe to Binga arriving for a mid-day departure cruising to the Sengwe River. Evening activities & sunset wildlife cruise down the Sengwe River followed by drinks and dinner on board.
Early morning activities of fishing, guided walks or game viewing followed by brunch whilst we cruise to Elephant Bay where we moor on one of the Island’s with a sandy beach where we relax around a camp fire and watch the sunset over the lake followed by a beach braai.
Morning activities and cruise back to Binga harbour for your onward transfer.
All rates are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) or Equivalent INTL Currency.
Rates are inclusive of all taxes and levies ( where applicable ).
All rates are per person sharing in a cabin.
Disembarking Day Transfer could be by speed or pontoon boat to harbour.
Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to limit the number of single cabins.
Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to sail ANY of our three vessels on ANY cruise and under extreme situation substitute another vessel of similar standard.
OUR CRUISE RATE INCLUDES
All Taxes and Tourism Levies.
Fullboard – ( All Meals ).
Beverage - All Local Zimbabwean – beers ,spirits , soft drinks ,still purified water, tea and coffee and selected SA wines.
All boat based activities – From Tender boats which include Fishing, Game Viewing, Birding and Sunset Cruises.
All fishing equipment and bait .Please note we reserve the right to charge for damaged or lost tackle.
All water based National Park Entry Fees.
OUR CRUISE RATES EXCLUDE
Land based activities and canoeing.
Land based National Parks and entry permits ( where applicable).
All road and Air Transfers.
2 - Twin Bedded Cabins en-suite
2 - Double Bedded Cabins en suite
2 - Double bunk children cabins/ guide, branching off main double en-suite cabin(separate door to main boat)
1 - Twin bedded Cabin with bathroom opposite
2 - Master cabins on second deck, Queen size beds (which attract an additional $50 p/p night)
2 - Double bedded cabins
2 -Twin cabins (2 beds) and two adult sized bunks ( total 4 adult beds)
3 - Family cabins – Double bed & Two adult sized bunk beds
10 – Twin cabins, which convert to queen double beds, each cabin has one fold away bunk for an extra adult or child
All cabins are air conditioned with views direct onto the Lake.
Fully air-conditioned lounge , dining and bar area.
Swimming Pool ( Jacuzzi on Karibezi).
Various sundecks and shaded areas.
All cabins are air conditioned with views direct onto the Lake.
Fully air-conditioned lounge, dining and bar area.
Swimming Pool (Jacuzzi on Karibezi).
Various sundecks and shaded areas.
No children under 7 years (Unless full charter) ,over 12 years charged as adult.
One adult sharing a cabin with a child under 12 will be charged at full adult sharing rate.
*Please note there are no separate children activities , menus and programs on the cruises but we will endeavour to accommodate where ever possible.
EXTRA THIRD NIGHT ON A FULL LAKE CRUISE
All Two Night Full Lake Cruises have an option to add an extra night at a rate of $ 300 per person / day. Normal child and guide rates apply for the extra night.
Please inquire on booking for the full itinerary for extra night cruise.
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE ON THE BOATS
Complimentary boat based activities (from tender boats ) included in the rate : Fishing, Game Viewing ,Birding and Sunset Cruises.
Additional Activities on offer for an additional fee consist of:
Game Drive in the Matusadona - $ 45 per person.
Professional Guided Game Walks - $ 45 per person.
Tonga Village Tour - $ 25 per person.
Canoeing - $40 per person.
Zimbabwe operates in a multicurrency regime ( USD/GBP/Rand and Euros) , please ensure you bring sufficient cash (hard currency)to cover any extras such as land based activities , gratuities , donations etc.
*Please note *No credit card facilities on board the vessels.
There is mobile network coverage for 70 % of the Lake and very limited 3G and mobile internet.
There is no WIFI or internet connectivity on board of the vessels.
CLOTHING / ACCESSORIES
Dress code on board is casual.
It is imperative that all clients have a wide brimmed hat /sun glasses/ sun block /mosiquito repellent and are taking anti malarial treatment.
Recommended Accessories ; Binoculars ,camera, torch ,reading material (Kindle ) , electrical adapters ( boats are equipped with 3 pin square 220 volt plug points).
Recommended Clothing :Light long sleeved shirt , jogging pants/long trousers, flip flops, walking boots( if bush walking) , swimming costume, light weight safari clothing.
*Please note* Long sleeved clothing and trousers should be lightweight and are a precaution against mosquitoes at night when on the open deck (watching the stars when we crossing the Lake or dining on the beach ).
DEPARTURE TIMES & DETAILS
*PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR CERTAIN FULL LAKE CRUISE ITINEARIES (Kariba to Binga / Binga Kariba), FINAL TRANSFER TO HARBOUR COULD BE ON A SMALL BOAT (SPEED BOAT OR PONTOON BOAT) TO HARBOUR
SENGWE RIVER CRUISE – Boarding times between 12:30 & 13:30
(Transfer collections from Vic Falls Hotels from 06:30 – 07:30)
Disembarking Day – Cruise / Boat Transfer arrives in harbour between 09:00 & 10:00 – drops at VFS Hotels between 14:30 & 16:00
ITINERARY and VESSEL DISCLAIMER
While it is our intention to supply as much detail as possible to our cruise itinerary (overnight mooring, described routes, activities etc ) There is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations . The trip details and general guide to what to expect on a cruise and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered (Lake Levels , Green Season ,Weather) - All effect the wildlife experience.
Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to amend or change any route , activity or destination.
Whilst we endeavour to provide a specific vessel from our fleet , if for any reason of breakdown or min/pax levels, we have the right to substituted a different vessel of similar standard from our fleet (or under extreme circumstances contract another vessel of similar standard ).
HEALTH & SAFETY
A health and safety talk will be given to all passengers prior to the cruise departure. At least two members of each vessels crew are fully trained in first aid within the past three years.
All of our vessels are fully equipped to their maximum passenger capacity with life jackets ,life rings and life rafts .On board is also a fully stocked first aid box.
Each vessel travels with at least one tender boat which also acts as a rescue life boat from the main vessel.
All of our vessels are equipped with a navigation and radio system and are in contact with other vessels and the Lake Captains in Kariba and Binga.
Lake Kariba and Zambezi River /Valley are Malaria areas and we suggest all clients take the necessary prophylactics. ( Please consult your local doctor for further advice )
Zambezi Cruise Safaris are fully insured by the respected SATIB Insurance group who is underwritten by the Lloyds of London.
All clients must however take out personal travel insurance and this must be produced if requested.
Additional day, airport transfers and activities (game drive, guided game walks, village tour and canoeing) are available as add-ons during the purchase process.
Policy & TermsMin. 2 adults. Low Season: 1st Jan 2017- 31st April 2017 - price per person USD 595. High Season: 1st May 2017 – 30th Nov 2017 price per person USD 645. Any cancellation of cruises will be communicated to the client at least 60 days prior to the Cruise departure date. Reservations comprising of one to six passengers per night ( 3 cabins). CANCELLATION POLICY: Prior to date of departure: More than 91 days prior to travel date – Full deposit refunded less bank charges. Between 90 days and 61 days prior to travel – 50 % of the full payment is forfeited. Less than 60 days prior to travel –100% of full payments forfeited. GROUP TRAVELLER – CANCELLATION POLICY: Prior to date of departure: More than 180 days prior to travel date – Full deposit refunded less bank charges. Between 180 days and 90 days prior to travel – 50 % of the full deposit payment is forfeited. Less than 90 days prior to travel – 100% of the full payment forfeited. GUESTS NATIONALITY / PASSPORTS: On all confirmed bookings (or within 30 days of travel ) must produce a copy of the passengers passport page showing nationality Please note* :This is a requirement of the Zimbabwe Tourism. AMMENDMENTS TO RATES: Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to amend rates subject to any changes on government legislation. FORCE MAJEURE: Zambezi Cruise Safaris a member of the Dunhu Ramambo group shall not be obliged to perform any obligation under the Contract if such performance is rendered impossible, substantially more difficult or delayed as a result of Acts ,orders or Regulations issued by Central or Local Government , National Parks ,war , riots , hostilities ,flood , fire accident , act of God or any other cause , event or occurrence which Zambezi Cruise Safaris is either unable to prevent having due regard to its interests .Zambezi Cruise Safaris shall not be liable for any loss , damage , cost or delay arising from or as a result of such non performance . The onus is on the operator to ensure that their clients are in possession of adequate travel insurance (proof of such may be required). Organized by: Zambezi
Days : 3 | Nights : 2