trips planned by users
trips planned by users
Kariba trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Kariba is a town in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe, located close to the Kariba Dam at the north-western end of Lake Kariba, near the Zambian border. According to the 2012 Population Census, the town had a population of 26,451.Located in the Zambezi Valley, Kariba is hot all year round.Kariba town is the centre of the tourist industry for the Lake Kariba region. Kariba town provides accommodation in various hotels and lodges. There are two casinos in the town and several restaurants. Many of the attractions in Kariba for the tourist are water-based. Fishing, game-viewing and house-boating are the most popular activities. A visit to the Kariba Dam wall is also impressive along with a visit to the crocodile farm. In 2006 only three of the hotels were open. They were Caribbea Bay, the Cutty Sark Hotel and the Zambezi Valley Motel in Nyamhunga.The town was established to house workers who were constructing the dam in the mid to late 1950s and was constructed by the contractor Costain. It was the childhood home of the local cult leader Emmanuel Sadiki, who preached in southern Zambia during the late 1980s. The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority ZESA employs workers in the hydroelectric power station. Kapenta fishing is also an important industry, though it has been affected by fuel shortages.Kariba is in Mashonaland West Province. Plan a trip to Zimbabwe easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kariba
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Kariba tours
Places to visit with Kariba
Recently planned trips to Kariba
16 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Kariba BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Zanzibar Island, Zimbabwe & Kilimanjaro National Park BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kariba BY A USER FROM ZIMBABWE November, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Kariba BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium