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Umbozha Houseboat

There is no better way of enjoying Lake Kariba than from the decks of Umbozha – the flagship of our fleet. Newly completed, it has been fitted to the highest standards of luxury, with cabin-space for 28 persons in five family cabins, two twin bedded cabins and two master suites with queen-size beds – all air conditioned. With a large, central lounge/bar/dining area, two outside deck areas, a pool and an upper deck area there is ample room to spend time together or take in the surrounds in a more intimate setting. Carrying two tender boats and four crew members you are ensured first class hospitality and the option of exploring every corner of the lake.

Accommodation (All en-suite):

  • 3 x family cabins each with a double bed and 2 adult bunk beds

  • 2 x twin + 2 bunks (suits 4 single adults)

  • 2 x double bedded cabins

  • 2 x master cabins with queen sized beds

Total pax in cabins: 28 pax

Fully air-conditioned

Other sleeping possibilities for large family and group travel: The Main lounge has 2 full sized Indian daybeds and a further full sized Indian daybed on the pool deck. The back deck has 2 double outdoor daybeds. For those sleeping in the lounge area there is a separate bathroom and shower. For those sleeping outside there is a separate toilet and shower on the 1st deck. Total sleeping capacity (outside cabins) 8 pax.

Full sonar navigation for night travel, this boat can traverse the entire lake

Television (for DVDs only): please bring your own DVDs

Music: Full modern music system, please bring your own music
Mooring: The vessel is moored at Andora Habour, Kariba
Crew: On charter work there is a captain 3 deckhands and a chef
Host: Can be provided for an additional fee
Professional Guide: A pro guide can accompany the trip, for walking and general guiding from the tenders, this would be an additional fee.

Fishing: Basic fishing equipment is provided, but it is essential that any serious fishermen/women bring their own rods and tackle and make special arrangements with us for bait etc. We do provide a professional fishing guide at an additional fee. Additional fishing boats and bait will form part of these costs.

Usual tender boat supplied: 2 pontoon boats with covered roof and fold away comfortable seating.

Pool: At the front of the boat on the 1st deck is a large 4 m x 3 m pool with a large umbrella covering the entire pool.

Deck areas: There are 3 large deck areas: On the 1st deck at the front of the boat surrounding the pool, on the second deck at the back and on the top deck, surrounding the captains wheelhouse.

Power: All of the Umbozha fleet have generators powering the lighting and wall sockets at 240v as well as a 12v battery system when the generators are not running. All plug points are UK Square pin (please bring suitable adaptors). Generally the main generators are switched off between 10 and 11pm whereby the 12v battery system takes over until morning.

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*Prices may vary according to season

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