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Lake Kariba is an artificial inland sea covering an area of approximately 2000 square miles. It is the continent’s third largest dam after Aswan in Egypt and Cahora Bassa in neighbouring Mozambique.
It is a popular lake resort with an airport, harbour, lakeside hotels and lodges, huge houseboats and marinas. Activities are centred mainly on water sports and fishing but it is also a commercial fishing centre with crane-like rigs illuminating the night-time waters of the lake.
The dam attracts a vast amount and variety of game with Nile crocodiles and many hippos inhabiting the lake. It is not uncommon to stumble across a herd of elephants on the lakeshore.
Summer is hot and humid but the winter months of June to August are balmy and pleasant and probably the ideal time to visit.