South of Kariba Town, Katete Safari Lodge lies on the shore of Lake Kariba. This exclusive thatched safari lodge commands a panoramic view of one of the world's "inland seas" and the lakeshore is host to abundant game, from the mighty elephant to the timid waterbuck. You will arrive by light aircraft at Katete's own landing strip and be transferred to the lodge.
There is a central lounge, decorated in Victorian style, and an upstairs bar with 360o view and a viewing platform so that you may sip your drink and watch the bird and animal life that congregates around the water supply. Accommodation is within stone-built twin-bedded lodges with thatched roofs. Large bathrooms have double basins and both bath and shower. From the intimacy of your large private balcony you may watch the elephant wander the lakeshore and witness the African sunsets cast red and orange hues across the gently rippling water. The romantic, open candlelit dining room offers a five course silver-service dinner and an excellent choice of wines.
Game drives are in 4x4 vehicles and fully-licenced professional guides can take you on walking safaris so that you may approach game more closely and get a better feel for the landscape. Katete offers a luxurious window onto the safaris of times past. Charming service, expert guides, four poster beds and sweeping white mosquito nets all allow you a taste of a gentler, less hurried era. Yet the ruggedness of Africa is always there - the combination offers an unparalleled experience.
· Game drives
· Walking safaris
· Game viewing by boat
· Cultural visits to local villages
· Swimming pool
· VCR and wildlife videos
· Safety electric fence surrounding lodge
· Curio shop
· 16 twin-bedded lodges and 1 house built of stone and thatch. Private balcony overlooking lake and private bathroom with shower and bath, overhead fan, mosquito nets and hairdryer