Takamaka Houseboat

From bow to stern, Takamaka is brimming with an fantastic array of social, dining and relaxing areas, both inside and out, making her the ideal houseboat for relaxing and entertaining whilst on charter. She has sensational features such as a hot tub, coffee machine, bluetooth surround sound and all of the amenities you may need. The Lake is synonymous with house-boating, offering leisurely excursions filled with sun-drenched days and star-studded nights.

Takamaka Rates

  • Price for Boat inclusive of fuel for Main Boat $950/night
  • Takamaka’s Kariba Feast $60/person/day, Half Price for Children 2-12 , Infants free
  • Security deposit for breakages $300 once off
  • Tender Boat included, but Fuel for tenderboat paid for separately

Rates include:

  • Houseboat and tender boat hire
  • Crew
  • All meals
  • All linen and bath towels and swimming towels
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Toilet Paper, Bathroom Soap, Shampoo, Mosquito Repellant, Simple First Aid Kit
  • Wifi
  • Fishing Equipment and Bait

Rates Exclude:

  • Fuel for tender boats
  • All drinks
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Guest Accommodation

Refurbished in 2022, Takamaka offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests in 5 suites, comprising 4 master suites and a 4 berth bunk bed cabin. There are 8 beds in total, including 4 king size beds and 4 singles. A crew of three, who specialize in creating exceptional charters, are on hand to provide guests with a houseboat charter vacation on Lake Kariba to remember.

Onboard comfort and entertainment

You and your guests can enjoy a variety of experiences on Takamaka:

  • Excursions on the tender-boat
  • Explore the lake
  • Sundowner cocktails catching the beautiful sunsets
  • Early morning fishing
  • Yoga – yoga mats in the cupboard near the bar
  • Star gazing – on the top deck
  • Bird and small wildlife spotting
  • Board games – stored near the lounge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing and night time vundu fishing
  • BBQ’s on the beach and on board
  • Bonfire on the beach
  • Swimming – on deck pool chlorinated and heated, as well as a swim cage off the back of the boat
  • WiFi on board
  • Onboard Library
  • Coffee Machine

Facilities, Specifications & Extra Information

Maximum Guests 12

  • Crew of 3 (Captain, chef and deck hand)
  • Cruising Speed 10 knots
  • Cabins- 5 cabins 4 Double en-suite cabins and a 1 x 4 berth bunk bedroom with a guest bathroom across the passage
  • Fully Solar powered – 24 Volt and 12 Volt
  • Hot water is supplied by a Palomo gas water heaters
  • Kitchen- fully equipped that uses Gas and Electricity
  • Bar- fully fitted bar with 3 fridges and ice machine
  • Music on board- bluetooth surround sound music system
  • Wifi
  • Power points- square plugs and USB points throughout the boat, round pin power point is available in the kitchen
  • Swimming- the on deck pool chlorinated and heated, there is also swim cage off the back of the boat
  • Ice machine on board
  • The top deck offers ample space to soak up the Kariba sun and enjoy magnificent sunsets over sundowners
  • BBQ on board
  • Tender boat- 1 Pontoon Type Tender Boat ( 1 x 10pax) for fishing and lake excursions Please

Note: Tender Boats are for fishing and excursions in the vicinity of the houseboat and are strictly crew driven. Should you require a speed boat for long distance fishing, please either bring your own which will be towed behind the houseboat, (please bring your own rope for towing and fuel) or you can hire a speed boat from Lake Kariba Inns. (Contact us for details).

  • Child Friendly-Railings and closable gates making it a child friendly houseboat (although children must be watched at all times)
  • Moored at Lake Kariba Inns Harbour, Siavonga
  • Secure parking within the grounds of Lake Kariba Inns with power points for caravans/camping fridges at Lake Kariba Inns Harbour
  • Boarding at 2:00pm and disembarking at 10:00am
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