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The Zambezi Trader

The Zambezi Trader at 160ft long, 48ft wide and weighing 220 tons, is the largest luxury houseboat on Lake Kariba. This ship is big enough to take large parties of up to 200 PAX on day trips for an unforgettable magic holiday cruise. Explore the entire 270 km length of this magnificent inland sea onboard this iconic ship offering bespoke Lake Kariba cruises.

This vessel has 23 air-conditioned cabins on 3 decks. The top deck also comes with a large, covered area and a cocktail bar; a spectacular venue for hosting immersive functions such as weddings, parties, conferences. All rooms on the upper deck have private verandas with lake vistas and unparalleled comfort.

Private Houseboat Charters




*Zambezi Cruise & Safaris reserves the right to SUBSTITUTE another vessel of similar standard in certain circumstances.

Fully Inclusive Group Cruise



*Optional Extras: Game drives and walks are available (Please note: some activities may not be applicable depending on your location on the lake during the cruise).



Upper Deck

5 Executive Suites

Consisting of a Presidential suite, a King suite and 3 Queen suites.

Max Pax 10

Middle Deck

2 Bunk Rooms

With twin beds and 1 bunk

Max Pax 8

Lower Deck

16 Twin Cabins

All cabins are en-suite

Max Pax 32

NB: The Zambezi Trader is accessible for differently able bodied guests. The entrance of the boat is convenient enough for those using a wheelchair. With the majority of activities taking place on the middle deck, a double en-suite cabin can also be used for those on wheelchair.


Air-conditioned cabins

Cocktail Bar


sun deck

with day-beds

tender boats

for water-based activities


Sunset Cruises

Sunrise Cruises


game viewing

by tender boat

Beach Barbecue

(Please note: some activities may not be applicable depending on your location on the cruise.)

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