While the Zambezi has long been a popular attraction for day cruises, a cruise lasting several days on this impressive African river and one of its tributaries, the Chobe, is a more unusual experience. For the Zambezi, Cruise Safaris offer a cruise on their spacious Shikra houseboats, while companies such as AmaWaterways and Abercrombie & Kent provide cruises on the Chobe.
A Zambezi cruise is a different experience from other river cruises, and experienced river cruise travellers will find the boats less luxurious and more intimate than those on other rivers. The stretches of the river covered are fairly small, and cruises often only last a few days, but the sights that you will see on this cruise will be spectacular. Cruising to the wildlife of Africa is a safari experience that you will never forget.
A Zambezi cruise takes place on Lake Kariba. This is a vast stretch of water created by a dam across the river. There are plenty of opportunities for spotting the remarkable river wildlife, including crocodiles and hippos. Keen anglers can also try their hand at fishing in the lake with tiger fish, Cornish jacks and Kariba beam among the fish to be caught.