Return to Eden

Houseboat on Lake Kariba

Houseboat Rates

Inclusive rate

Daily houseboat rates, based on a minimum of 12 persons per charter, is US$150 per person. This package is only valid if booked through the owner.  Call +27 84 6030375 or +263 78 6582228 or fill in the contact form.

This rate includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner; teas, cakes and snacks
  • Local drinks (four beers and 4 soft drinks per person
  • Ice as required
  • Fuel for the houseboat and 20 litres per day for the tender vessels
  • National Parks Fees

This rate excludes:

  • Travel to Kariba. (Transfers from Harare airport can be arranged at a cost of $200 per person, return.)
  • Fishing license fees.
  • Fishing rods, tackle and bait. (These can be arranged for an extra charge.)


Daily charter houseboat rates for 12 persons sleeping in cabins and mattresses / bunks available for an extra 4 persons on the dining deck is US$500 per night, on a DRY BOAT BASIS**

This rate includes the use of the houseboat, the services of the crew and the use of the tender vessels which may only be driven by a member of the crew.

We supply cleaning materials, toilet rolls, all linen and towels.

This rate excludes the following, which must be paid for separately:
1. All fuel, i.e diesel for the main vessel, petrol for the tender boats and fuel the generator.
2. National Parks Lake Fees @ US$8 per person per day.
3. National Parks Fishing Permits @ US$5 per person fishing per day.

5 Drinks, Ice, bait etc, (Some drinks can be bought on a sale and return basis).
6 Catering. (see below) A number of caterers can supply your catering requirements at rates and menus similar to the following:


US$40 per person per day
(This includes Early Bird tea/coffee & rusks, Brunch, afternoon tea/coffee & cocoa brownies, evening bar snacks (meat balls etc) & finishing with a 3 course dinner & coffee)


US$45 per person per day
(This includes Early Bird tea/coffee & rusks, Full English Breakfast, Midmorning tea/coffee, Lunch, afternoon tea/coffee with banana bread, evening bar snacks & finishing with a 2 course dinner & coffee)


US$50 per person per day
(This includes Early Bird tea/coffee & rusks, Full English Breakfast, Midmorning tea/coffee & biscuits, Lunch, afternoon tea/coffee with banana bread, evening bar snacks & finishing with a 3 course dinner & coffee and chocolates).

They can supply beers, minerals and other alcoholic refreshments through their fully stocked bottle store. Ice and fishing bait can also be pre – ordered and will be loaded onto the boat at the same time as the drinks.


Provisional bookings are held for a maximum of 7 days until the deposit is paid, thereafter this offer may be unconditionally withdrawn without any further correspondence.

A 50% deposit will be required to secure the booking, (the non refundable portion of this deposit will be 20% of the gross tariff for the charter), the balance will be due and payable at the latest 30 days prior to the charter commencement date.

** The lease on a dry boat basis means that the lessee arranges and pays for the fuel, food, drinks and other expenses not mentioned as inclusions by the lessor.

Next Post

Previous Post

Leave a Reply

© 2021 Return to Eden

Theme by Anders Norén

%d bloggers like this: