Game can be seen anywhere along the shoreline and on the islands but is more easily seen at Matusadona national park
Lake Kariba's waters and shores are home to an unrivalled variety of Africa's flora and fauna
Game viewing is done from "tender boats" which are outboard boats - towed by the main houseboat. (The shoreline has too many trees to safely view from the main boat)
The tender boats may only be driven by the Captain or another licensed Crew member, and are limited to a three kilometer radius of the houseboat
All types of game can be seen. Buffalo and Elephant however relish the pannikin grass growing in the water along the shoreline and are thus more frequently seen.
As the rivers further inland dry up and the animals migrate to the lake edge to be near water. Elephants can often be seen swimming between the shore and islands.
Even so animals, especially elephant, can be seen throughout the year and during the rainy season most animals produce their young and this can be an enchanting time to be onboard watching game
Birdlife is spectacular with up to 480 species in summer
It is very hot in summer especially during September and October when it is better to ire a boat with air-conditioning or do what the locals do, sleep on the top deck under the stars. Most people enjoy the fresh air on the top deck for eating and sleeping
Winter is wonderful - April to August with warm days, clear skies and stars so close that you try to touch them. No need for air-conditioning
Drinks, Ice & Bait
Ice and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) can be ordered directly through the Kingdom Calls bottlestore. At the Client's request the bottle store will arrange to deliver your drinks/ice/bait order to the boat, and on your return will collect and return empties shortly after disembarking. Please not there is a small Delivery Charge levied for
All drinks are purchased on a sale and return basis. Drinks/ice/bait orders must be paid for before departure, the cost of which includes deposits on all bottles and crates. Any empties (or unopened drinks) that are returned at the end of your charter are refundable.