Sunset Gardens Lakeside Resort is located in the most prestigious area of Lake Kariba and offers a pleasurable oasis of visual splendor surrounded by palm trees and coconut trees, two pools and views of the the entire 5480 sq km of lake with the best Sunset views. A MUST VISIT.!!!
Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.
About Sunset Gardens Lakeside Resort:
Sunset Gardens Lakeside Resort a new resort which is located at the foot of the Mica point peninsula in the most prestigious area of Lake Kariba. It offers a pleasurable oasis of visual splendor surrounded by palm and coconut trees, two pools and views of the the entire 5480 sq km of Lake Kariba, plus the best Sunset view.
A MUST VISIT.!!!
It offers the most magnificent sunset views and an uninterrupted panoramic look at the entire 5,580sq km Lake and all the surrounding islands, starting from the Gachi Gachi mountain chain and ending where the lake shores meet Siavonga Zambia and the Zambezi escarpment valleys.
Guests can expect a tranquil and relaxing stay surrounded by the melodious sounds of tropical birds and the calls of the African fish eagles. For wildlife lovers, this exclusive hideaway is home to a wide variety of birds and game that inhabit the well-established wildlife haven which surrounds the entire Lake. Sunset Gardens redefines the approach to hospitality and we offer all of our valued guests a warm African welcome.
Whether you are looking for a good old-fashioned safari holiday packed with an endless array of wildlife adventures, a rejuvenating weekend getaway or the perfect unique venue for your special event, we look forward to taking care of everything. The resort blends perfectly into the local environment with the structures constructed using local materials and techniques. Each of our 16 rooms are unique with tasteful furnishings and boasting comfortable en-suite facilities, all of which are combined to ensure a memorable stay.
There are many things to do while staying at the Resort. While most visitors come to experience the delights of the African bush veld on a game drive or perhaps out on an early morning bush walk, many visitors also enjoy the wonderful experience of sailing, canoeing and fishing in the pristine waters of Lake Kariba.
All rooms are comfortably furnished and have lovely en-suite bathrooms with hot water and private kitchenettes. Suites are set overlooking a tropical garden, with balconies facing the swimming pools and an uninterrupted view of the lake.
Suite Features include fans, air cons, mosquito nets, plasma TV, and Mini-bar Fridge.
Catering vs Self Catering:
Although all suites are self catering we have a resident chef to cater to all your cooking needs for a separate fee for those clients who wish to just relax and have all their meals provided for.
How many people can the resort accommodate?
The resort can accommodate up to 80 people.
Sunset Gardens Lakeside Resort is a place that is frequented for holidays or recreation or for social meetings
Two private pools under shaded coconut trees with a cascading waterfall.
There is ample secure parking for boats, caravans, and even luxury coaches.
There are various exciting packages, ranging from:
- Game viewing by boat or car,
- Fishing or picnicking on a beautiful remote island and
- Sunset Cruises to satisfy your needs.
The capital city of Lusaka Zambia is less then 1:45 minute drive from the resort which is located right near the Zimbabwe and Zambia border dam wall crossing. For those guests who bring their passports a quick shopping trip to the mega malls in Lusaka is an added delight if you shopping for exotic African fabrics and souvenirs.
Whatever your budget we will try to make your dream vacation a reality. so "Book" early as we often fully booked
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No Credit Card Facilities
Lake Kariba — A Special Place
Lake Kariba is a special place of incredible beauty, which is a nature lover’s dream.
The scenery at this African holiday spot also makes it a photographer’s paradise. A visit to Lake Kariba is highly recommended. It is a most relaxing form of holiday.
Along the Zambezi River is Lake Kariba. The lake was created when a dam was built across the Zambezi in the early sixties to provide hydro-electric power.
The building of the dam was controversial as many people lost their homes and thousands of animals had to be rescued in something called Operation Noah, organised by a man called Rupert Fothergill.
Animals of all sorts were saved from drowning, with many having to be rescued as the waters rose around them.
Now, the lake, which covers an area of 5 000 square kilometres is a wildlife paradise, both in the water with crocodile and hippo, including as some of the world’s best fish, especially the tiger, which fishermen have to really fight to catch, and on the shores where the Matusadona Wildlife Reserve has the highest number of lions per square kilometre of any reserve in the African continent.
The most iconic image of Lake Kariba is of the fish eagles, who sit in the fossilised trees in the lake, hunting for fish and whose haunting cry is a sound you will never forget.
Visitors can stay in one of the game lodge suites facing the sunset along the shoreline or perhaps enjoy a few days in a houseboat, just drifting along and enjoying the spectacular scenery and watching the wildlife come down to the shores to drink.
Lake Kariba is a special place of incredible beauty, that is a nature lover’s dream. The scenery at this African holiday spot also makes it a photographer’s paradise.
Lake Kariba is among the four largest man-made lakes in the world and the second largest in Africa.
The Lake and the lodge lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The dam wall was built across the Kariba gorge to harness the river’s flow to provide hydroelectric power for the growing industries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Although both the local people and wild animals were initially displaced when the dam was filled between 1958 and 1963, safe relocations were made and the new ecosystem provides life in many forms. Villagers and their livestock have constant access to water.
Covering an area of nearly 6 000 square kilometres, the lake has also become a year-round source of water for an abundance of animal and bird-life, and a popular travel destination for both local and foreign tourists.
The main town that lies at one end of the massive lake is Kariba Heights. It is carefully situated 600 metres above the lake, up a steep hill.
The area generally has hot summers, averaging, and an average rainfall of 660 millimetres.The winters are usually warm, with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Wintertime, from April to August, and anytime is the best time to go to Kariba.
Several stories have been told to explain the origin of the name Kariba. Some elders in the area note that close to the dam wall lies a rock that resembles a traditional stone trap, riva, hence Kariva, literally meaning “little trap”, later mispronounced by Europeans to Kariba.
Another version is that the rock was named “Kariva” due to the fact that when the river flooded the rock, it trapped water, thereby making it difficult for the locals who often crossed the river to return to either side of the Zambezi River.
Whatever the origin of the name, it is generally agreed that the name Kariba is a mispronunciation of the rock which lies beneath the water surface, close to the dam wall.
Lake Kariba is a tremendous wildlife experience. Gamefish, particularly tiger fish, which was among the indigenous species of the Zambezi river system, now thrive on kapenta, a small species of sardine-like fish that was introduced into the lake as a commercial fishery venture. Fish eagle, cormorant and other water birds frequently visit the shorelines.
Elephants, crocodiles and hippos are also commonly seen.
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