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Catalina Houseboat – Binga

by / Thursday, 07 November 2013 / Published in Zimbabwe

Catalina is a popular luxury catamaran boat for a perfect holiday on lake kariba – moored at Binga with a swimming pool and ample space

Boat Specifications

Passengers : Accommodates up to 10 passengers in luxury, maximum 16

Call Sign: KF1378

Length: 120ft

Width: 30ft

Crew (own quarters): captain, Maitre d’, chef and two deck-hands (total of 5)

Middle Deck

Air-conditioned indoor lounge with Multi-system TV and Video and DSTV (clients to supply own sim card)

Kitchen: Fully equipped

Cabin accommodation: 5 en-suite

4 x Air-conditioned Double en-suite staterooms – 4m x 4.5m with two double beds in each.

1 x Twin Bunk – 4 bed – en-suite air-conditioned bedroom

T.V. room has 2 fold out couches (should this be required)

Top deck:

• Swimming pool and loungers

• Fully equipped air-conditioned bar and lounge area

• Fridges, ice machine, stereo and CD player. hot and cold water dispenser

• Adjoining powder room

• Covered, open air dining room

• Barbeque area, Gas weber

• Fully equipped galley

Bottom Deck

Captains Cabin, Crew Quarters, Laundry Room, Generator Rooms

Wheel house
Bridge controlling 2 x 300hp Cummins turbo diesel engines, swinging 3 blade bell brass props

Motorola ship to shore radio and a Navman navigational system

Tender Boats:
17ft raft with 30hp suitable for 8 passengers.
2 x 15ft Dory speedboat with 60hp for 4 passengers each

Popular Cruises

Senkwe River  - usual destination
Binga to Senkwe River is approx a 2 hour trip

Matusadona national park (extra fuel cost )
Binga to the Ume river in Matusadona is about a 9 hour trip, what we normally do is stop off for a night at Christmas Island area which is about 5 hours from Binga, and then leave early the next morning to get through the Sengwa basin before it gets too rough. It takes you about two hours to cross the basin but it is an interesting trip

The fuel provided is sufficient to go to the Ruzwe river and return. Trips beyond this point is for the clients account.

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