Lake Kariba: The World’s Largest Artificial Lake and Reservoir

Do you want to discover a hidden gem in Africa? Do you want to enjoy the spectacular sunsets, wildlife-rich shorelines and incredible fishing opportunities of the Zambezi River? Do you want to learn about the history and culture of the Bantu people who have lived around this life-giving water for centuries? Then you should visit Lake Kariba, the world’s largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume.


Lake Kariba is located along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, about 200 kilometers downstream of Victoria Falls. It was created by damming the Zambezi River in the Kariba Gorge in 1959, flooding an area of 5,500 square kilometers. The lake has a volume of 185 billion cubic meters, and is fed by four permanent pools that attract thousands of animals in search of water, especially in the dry season. Lake Kariba is home to over 100 species of mammals, including elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles. It also hosts over 400 species of birds, and some of the best fish species in Africa, such as the famous tiger fish, tilapia bream, catfish and vundu. You can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, canoe safaris and fishing trips on the lake.


Lake Kariba is not only a natural wonder, but also a cultural and historical treasure. You can learn about the story of how the lake came to be, and the heroic rescue operation that saved more than 6,000 wild animals from drowning. Lake Kariba is a place that will amaze you and touch your soul. It is a place where you can experience the beauty and diversity of Africa’s nature and wildlife. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Lake Kariba, the world’s largest artificial lake and reservoir. Book your trip today!