Zambezi Cruise Safaris

African Based Travel Specialist

Head Office at Pamuzinda Safari Lodge, Ngezi Road, Selous, Zimbabwe
Member Number: 204928 Tel: +263 778921411

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris offer a number of unique cruises on Lake Kariba – our iconic cruise navigates the entire 270 kilometre length of the Lake, connecting the finest safari lodges/camps in Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, and our own permanent lodge in Mana Pools. Our luxury cruise fleet includes Umbozha, The Shikra, Karabezi, Sovereign, Nhingi and Liberty Bell.

Our portfolio of lodges include Pamuzinda and Chengeta Safari Lodges outside of Harare. Masumu River Lodge near Binga and Shashani Matobo Hills – situated in a private game reserve, bordering the Matobo National Park. The recently opened Kariba Safari Lodge overlooking its own beach front on the Lake shore and Crowned Eagle Boutique Hotel with sweeping panoramic views of the Matusadonna mountain range on the horizon (opening mid 2019).

Where we operate

  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp


21 October 2021

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris expand their portfolio

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris, Zimbabwe’s premier cruise and safari company, has added the Zambezi Trader houseboat to their ever-expanding fleet, and portfolio of lodges, situated in top tourist destinations around Zimbabwe.

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23 January 2020

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris - MV Zambezi Adventurer Transcruiser Update

With 75% of the components having arrived on Lake Kariba, the construction of the MV Zambezi Adventurer, the newest addition to Zambezi Cruise and Safaris fleet, is now well under way with the pontoons and initial structure assembled. The MV Zambezi Adventurer will be the largest vessel on Lake Kariba with capacity for 76 pax in three levels of accommodation.

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04 October 2019

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris Transcruiser on ‘the move’

The MV ‘Zambezi Adventurer’ is on the move.   16 truckloads of components have started the epic journey from Johannesburg to Lake Kariba. The 53 meter long and 11 wide Transcruiser, built in South Africa, will be reassembled and finished in Kariba.  With 28 cabins, all en-suite and air conditioned with stunning full glass views directly out to the lake, 2 swimming pools, 2 large air-conditioned bar-dining/lounge areas and numerous outdoor decks, she will be the largest vessel ever to work on Lake Kariba.

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12 August 2019

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Responds to Mana Pools Feed Crisis

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris is pleased to announce completion of a successful operation to cut and bale 5500 bales of grass at Kariba Airport as a first phase of the 30,000 bales we plan to donate. We are currently transporting this to Mana Pools National Park from where it will be distributed as part of a supplementary feeding programme by Mana Stakeholders.

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27 June 2019

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Expands in Mana Pools

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris announce that Mana Pools Safari Lodge has diversified from the current successful Group Series market, to include the Free Independent Travellers / Tourist (FIT) market, as part of our holistic understanding for the need of an individualistic approach to travel. Mana Pools Safari Lodge is a key property in Zambezi Cruise and Safaris’ portfolio as they move into the FIT market.  With the impending launch of the trans cruiser “Zambezi Adventurer’, which will cruise the entire 270km length of Lake Kariba, between Binga in the west and Kariba Town in the east, creating a unique link to two World Heritage sites – Mana Pools National Park and Victoria Falls – it is the ideal opportunity for the FIT market!

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04 June 2019

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Announces Cruise Set Departure Dates for 2020

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris, Zimbabwe’s premier cruise company are delighted to announce the launch of their new 2020 set departure dates for cruises out of Binga on Lake Kariba, departing from the western side of the Lake - a short flight from Victoria Falls. Binga was chosen for its accessibility to the international market coming into Victoria Falls, Botswana’s – Chobe, Livingstone & Hwange (a 2.5 hour drive away), as the perfect 3 night ‘Cruise Safari ADD-ON’ for Group Series and FIT.

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21 March 2019

Sovereign - a supreme ruler, especially a monarch

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris are delighted to announce the launch of the newest member of their fleet on Lake Kariba – Sovereign Sovereign underwent major refurbishment during 2018 and boasts 10 luxurious cabins with air conditioning, en-suite shower and WC for that cruise of a lifetime. The generously proportioned lounge and dining area offers panoramic views of the landscape, coupled with stylish interiors. A staircase leads to the top deck, from where our captain commands the vessel. From here you have an enviable bird’s eye view of the lake and its surrounds – a great place to relax on a day bed in the open air.

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20 February 2019

Introducing Zambezi Cruise & Safaris’ own Kariba Safari Lodge

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris are proud to introduce, to the international market, the recently opened Kariba Safari Lodge – the latest addition to our lodge portfolio. A complete new build, this lodge offers eight suites and nine lodges, all with stunning Lake Kariba views. Located on 33 acres of naturally wooded hillside, the game fenced property slopes down to a sandy beach (Lake water levels permitting). Clients arriving or departing by one of Zambezi Cruise and Safaris cruise boats are able to embark/disembark on the property.

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30 October 2018

Cruising The Best With ZC&S - Zambezi Cruise & Safaris launch new and improved circuits, tours and products.

Zimbabwe’s premier cruise & safaris company, Zambezi Cruise & Safaris is poised to scale new heights in 2019 with the introduction of 8 revamped or brand-new safari lodges and 8 cruise boats in their expanding group.

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21 June 2018

New Lodge in Kariba - Opening Soon

Kariba Safari Lodge, a brand-new addition to the Zambezi Cruise & Safaris portfolio, will open in September this year in Kariba Town (Mica Point) on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.

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08 May 2018

Coming soon to Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe – the MV Zambezi Adventurer Transcruiser

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris are delighted to announce an addition to their existing fleet, with the launch of MV Zambezi Adventurer in April 2019.

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22 March 2017

Zambezi Cruise Safaris Introduces Masumu River Lodge

Located on the shores of Lake Karibas’ western basin, Binga, this lodge boasts stunning panoramic views with spectacular public areas to enjoy them from. Masumu River Lodge offers a great base to wait in comfort for your cruise departure or transfer post-cruise. Spacious rooms with Lake views are available for those wishing to stay overnight. Optional activities include cultural village tours, fishing and sunset cruises.  

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09 December 2016

Zambezi Cruise Safaris unique cruises on Lake Kariba kickstarts in 2017

Zambezi Cruise Safaris part of the ‘Dunhu Ramambo Group’ launches its new cruise safaris on Lake Kariba Zimbabwe starting in 2017! A new ‘Unique’ product, providing dates for both  Group Series and FITs with set departure dates, or bespoke tailor made trips on its three magnificent cruise boats with  3 cruise routes to choose from & fantastic links to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Hwange , Chobe and Mana Pools. View our website www.zambezicruise…

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