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Zambezi Trader

by / Thursday, 15 August 2013 / Published in Zimbabwe

The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship situated on Lake Kariba


The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship situated on one of Africa’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It’s waters provide enthusiasts with phenomenal fishing with its southern shore offering stunning savannah wilderness teaming with magnificent game, from frisky impala to the indomitable elephant. Two of the aluminium tender boats are pontoon design with shade and carry 15 passengers each, the other two mono hull aluminium boats carry 10 passengers each. These tender boats are used for activities i.e fishing, game viewing and sun downers.


The Zambezi Trader can sleep up to 50 passengers in 24 cabins. Alternatively, she can cruise with 150 guests on a day trip. The ship is ideal for wedding celebrations and conferences or just gathering of friends and family for a fabulous holiday cruise. We have an on board pool deck, conference room, lounge with dance floor and bar and an expansive open shaded entertainment cocktail deck. We also cater for South African and international clients flying direct to Victoria Falls or Livingstone where we can transfer you by luxury coach 160km to Masuna Island Lodges at the top end of Lake Kariba. You then have the option of doing a 500km round trip cruise.


Bird watching –

Over 250 species have been recorded. The fish eagle is common along the lakeshore where it makes use of the dead trees as nesting sites. Most parts of the lakeshore have conspicuous populations of grey herons, goliath herons, great white herons and saddle billed storks. Plovers, waders and geese are generally abundant and there are notable populations of osprey, woolly-necked storks, open-billed storks, white-winged plovers and red-winged pratincoles. There are several large colonies of darters and reed cormorants within the tree lines, and at least one colony of white-breasted cormorants has appeared recently.

Sun downer cocktails on C-deck

Give spectacular elevated panoramic views of golden fast changing sun sets, to start the evening. C-deck also provides other recreational options ie. Darts, board games, deck courts, swing ball.

Dance on B-deck’s bar/lounge dance floor

Our top quality disco system with a wide variety of music to suite your taste will ensure the best party ever in an awesome atmosphere.

Sun deck with pool

The sun deck right at the front of the ship with the infinity pool in the perfect spot with a panoramic view and ever changing scenery is the perfect place to catch a tan and sip a cocktail while cruising.

Star Gazing

There is practically no light pollution on Lake Kariba, consequently a moon less night on the roof of the Trader provides the ideal place to loose yourself in the magic of our universe.