is the midway point of the Upper Zambezi which highlights include the Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi which is the Mana Pools
area on the Zimbabwe side. By volume, Lake Kariba
is the largest artificial lake and reservoir in the world. It is located on the Zambezi River, about halfway between the river's source and mouth, about 1300km upstream from the Indian Ocean, and lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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A number of fish species have been introduced to the lake, notably the sardine-like kapenta (transported from Lake Tanganyika), which now supports a thriving commercial fishery.
Other inhabitants of Lake Kariba
include Nile crocodiles
. Game fish, particularly Tigerfish, which was among the indigenous species of the Zambezi river system, now thrive on the kapenta.
Fish eagles, cormorants and other water birds patrol the shorelines, as do herds of elephants.
Mana Pools have a rich variety of wildlife both great and small. One of the best ways to see this is by canoe as you glide silently by with minimal disturbance to the animals.
This slow paced adventure improves your chances of seeing a greater variety of wildlife and covering considerable distances via canoe gives you the chance to see places that are not usually available to game drives and the opportunity to stop and do some walking.
Our clients' favourite safari lodges in Mana Pools and Lake Kariba
"We had an amazing time tiger fishing and game viewing which was incredible, for a week"
"The camp is exclusive, the staff fantastic, food excellent and the setting truly amazing."
“6 comfortable tents which allow you to get straight into the action as soon as you step out."
Ask us to design a safari holiday that includes a stay at these or others of our favourite lodges. Call 020 7622 5114 or complete an enquiry form.