Luxury with a
personal touch

Zambezi Cruise Safaris is the largest privately owned cruise boat company on Lake Kariba.

Boasting a unique fleet of vessels, furnished and decorated to a similar high standard, air-conditioned cabins and reception areas, pool or jacuzzi and all cabins having views directly onto the lake.

We have a dynamic team aboard, friendly and knowledgeable crew expertly trained plus a guide/host to ensure you have a memorable experience.

The Umbozha

Umbozha offers 9 cabins, all with stunning lake views, beautiful teak furnishings, fully air-conditioned and boasting a unique contemporary feel.

With an expansive lounge and dining area, offering panoramic views of the landscape beyond, coupled with stylish interiors. A Staircase leads from the lounge to the top deck, from where our captains sails the vessel. This offers a birds eye view and a great area to relax on a day bed in the open air.

Or escape the heat of the midday sun with a dip in the pool or kick back and relax on the sun loungers, all the while surrounded by endless views of stunning African scenes.


Capacity: 28 passengers (in cabins)

All cabins en-suite with air-conditioning and with views directly onto the lake.

  • 2 Master Cabins with queen-size beds
  • 3 Double Family Cabins with double beds and two adult bunks
  • 2 Twin Family Cabins with twin beds plus two adult bunks
  • 2 Double Cabins with double beds

Spacious & fully air-conditioned lounge and dining areas.

4 m x 3 m pool with shade & sun deck.

Three large external public deck areas.

The Umbozha house boat on Lake Kariba Shore

The Shikra

The Shikra house boat on the Lake Kariba shore

Shikra offers 10 twin/double cabins, all with views onto the Lake, perfectly framing the ever changing landscape. Well appointed en suite cabins, fully air conditioned and detailed with an African theme.

A large air conditioned lounge and dining area opens forward to a shaded pool deck with an open air back deck for al fresco dining and suntanning.


Capacity: 30 Passengers (in cabins)

All cabins en suite and fully air conditioned.

  • 10 Double/Twin Cabins with twin or double beds with 1 fold out extra adult bunk

Large fully air-conditioned lounge (14.5m x 8m)

Fully shaded pool (4.5m x 2.4m)

The Karabezi

Karabezi is a more intimate vessel with only 5 main cabins. Equal in her furnishings and teak theme throughout. Fully air conditioned lounge/dining room leading out onto an open plan deck with seating area and jacuzzi.  She has a third sun/viewing deck with 6 loungers, this area is often used for sleeping out under the stars. ( The crew will always be happy to arrange this at your request).


Capacity: 14 passengers (in cabins)

All cabins fully air conditioned, all (but one) en suite.

  • 2 Double bedded Cabins with interleading child cabins with 2 bunks
  • 2 Twin Cabins 
  • 1 Twin Cabin with bathroom opposite

Fully air-conditioned lounge (9m x 7m)

Jacuzzi (seats 6)

The Karabezi houseboat sailing on Lake Kariba
For further information please contact us
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Start typing and press Enter to search