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Karabezi Houseboat

by / Tuesday, 13 August 2013 / Published in Zimbabwe

SIZE AND TYPE OF BOAT

70ft.  double decked Pontoon style Houseboat

SPEED

8-10 knots

MAXIMUM No. OF PASSENGERS

16

CREW MEMBERS

Captain, Chef and Deckhand with own quarters

TENDERS

1 x motorised pontoon type tender – takes 8-10 pax.

1 x speed boat taking 6 pax.  Additional speed boat can be hired but only two tenders can be towed behind Karabezi – a third must follow.

ACCOMMODATION – LOWER DECK

The lower deck has 2 double bed en-suite cabins , 2 twin bed en-suite cabins 1twin bed non en-suite, but bathroom directly opposite the entrance (all have full modern silent air conditioning).

The 2 double bed en -suites have a smaller cabin attached to each of them via the bath room (they can be isolated from main bedrooms and en-suites if not required as family rooms). The attached cabins have 2 single bunks, one of which is more suitable for children. Both of these cabins also have their own external access so can be completely separate rooms if required.

All of these bedrooms are situated on the 1st deck.

A separate full bathroom and toilet is also situated on the lower deck.

BREAKFAST LOUNGE

On the 1st deck is as a breakfast lounge with breakfast bar and flat screen TV with DVD player and small library, it is an ideal area to continue socializing in if the 2nd deck clients wish to sleep or a convenient place for the youngsters, or a place to get away for a bit of peace and quiet.

KITCHEN

A fully equipped teak & black granite kitchen  –  6 hob gas stove/oven, fridge/freezer & 3 large deep freezers, microwaves ,toasters etc

BERMUDA DECK

There is a large bermuda deck at the back of the boat as well as 2 stair cases leading to the 2nd deck so disturbance to anyone sleeping in the 2nd deck lounge can be avoided if need be.

Also on the bermuda deck is a cold shower great for keeping cool in the hot evenings or having a private “under the stars” shower.

All Braai’s are also done on the bermuda deck and it is large enough to facilitate a few standing guests and adjacent to the breakfast room which can also be used as a bar if having a braai on the bermuda deck.

ACCOMMODATION – SECOND DECK:

The 2nd deck is very spacious with a10m x 6m glazed and air-conditioned lounge, dining & main bar area. There are 6 x fold out beds (1m x 2m) in this area creating the total 20 bed capacity on the boat. Once the socialising has finished in the main lounge (or moved downstairs to the breakfast lounge or out onto the main deck around the Jacuzzi), the staff will make up these beds and set up the mosquito nets for a comfortable night sleep. There are full silent air conditioners in this area if you don’t want to open all of the windows and listen to the lake night safely tucked under the nets.

JACUZZI AND DECK AREA:

There is a 5 man Jacuzzi on this deck with surrounding sun lounge /seating area .The Jacuzzi can also be covered to create 2 large beds for day time lounging or a big double for outdoor sleeping under the stars

MAIN BAR:

A large beautiful teak bar with seating for 8, front facing where guests can either manage ‘self serves’ or 1 of the crew will be happy to ‘bar-man’ each evening. There is an under counter chillers that can hold 22 crates of canned drinks, so no shortage of space to keep everything very cold.

TOP DECK SUN/SLEEPING AREA:

There is a further 3RD deck for sleeping out under the stars on 6 daybeds under mosquito nets.

Alternatively during the day this is a great  private sun tanning area as well as a spectacular game viewing platform  being nearly 10meters above the shore line, so if there is something ‘out there’ you should spot it!

MOORED: Chawara Harbour, Kariba

BOARDING TIME: 12 Noon  (earlier by request only).

DISEMBARKING TIME: 10:00a.m.

 

Please note that Karabezi and her tenders are to be driven by the Captain only.

Guests are required to provide their own swimming towels, first aid kits and personal toiletries.  For those who are self-catering, please provide cleaning materials, salt, pepper, serviettes, pot scourers, toilet rolls, etc.

 

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