RATES:  US$ 1 350-00 per night self-cater, bare boat basis
                US$ 1 950-00 per night self-cater, fuel included basis
**Above rates can be negotiated on clients’ behalf.
Bare boat means that fuel and outboard oil is provided for the charter but is to be paid by the clients at the end of their trip direct to the harbour fuel jetty.  Clients have the option of pre-paying a fuel deposit direct into the harbours’ account.  Refunds are given if fuel payments exceed the amount of fuel used.  Other methods of payment are cash or card.
70Ft. Tripled Decked Pontoon Style Houseboat
1 x Captain, 1 x Cook and 2 x Deckhands – crew have their own cabins and ablutions
2 x motorised tenders for game viewing and fishing
Only the crew of Karabezi are permitted to drive these boats.
Lower Deck Comprises:-
2 x twin bedded en-suite cabins – air-conditioned
1 x twin bedded air-conditioned cabin with bathroom opposite
2 x double bedded en-suite cabins – air-conditioned
2 x double bunk children’s cabins which branch off from the double cabins to form “family rooms”
Separate toilet, hand basin and shower
Fully equipped kitchen finished off with teak and black granite,  6-plate gas stove/oven, ample fridge/freezer space and microwave
Breakfast lounge/bar area
Mid Deck Comprises:-
An enclosed and air-conditioned lounge, dining and main bar area
Jacuzzi with sun-loungers
6 x fold-out beds for those guests who do not have a cabin
Large Bermuda deck with cold water shower
Braai facilities available
Upper Deck Comprises:-
Open top deck ideal for the sun-lovers.  There are loungers and chairs on this deck.
This deck is a spectacular game viewing platform
Andora Harbour, Kariba
12 Noon onwards unless otherwise arranged
10:00a.m. unless otherwise arranged
US$ 5-00 per vehicle per night and US$ 3-00 per trailer per night
Cleaning materials being dishwashing liquid, bin bags, toilet rolls, air-freshener, dish cloths etc., are provided.
Clients are required to provide their own personal toiletries, swimming towels, first aid kits and take precaution against malaria.
Catering – we have a very experienced caterer based in Kariba and he offers 5 menus as follows:-
Basic brunch and dinner – US$ 34-00 per person per night
Standard brunch and dinner – US$ 38-00 per person per night
Three meals a day – US$ 43-00 per person per night
Full House – US$ 48-00 per person per night
Executive menu – US$ 54-00 per person per night
Children under the age of 10 years pay half price and special meals can be provided for those who require such as vegetarians/diabetics etc.
Sample menus are available on request.
Drinks, ice and bait can all be organised separately through us and payable prior to boarding the boat.  Clients will be refunded for drinks not consumed as long as sealed cases are returned – loose bottles/cans as well as opened bottles and damaged cans will not be accepted.  There is a delivery fee charged of US$ 5-00 and a handling fee of 5-15% on full returns.
Ice is made with treated water and is safe to drink.  In the hot summer months we recommend clients purchase 4-5 blocks of ice per day and in the cooler winter months we recommend 3-4 blocks of ice is purchased per day.
Fishing Equipment can be hired for US$ 5-00 per rod/reel per day and tackle packets can be purchased as follows:-
Tiger tackle – US$ 8-00 per packet – contains 2 x tiger hooks on 9” trace and 1 x tiger spoon on 12” trace
Bream tackle – US$ 4-00 per packet – contains 6 x bream hooks, 4 x sinkers and a float.
Once purchased these packets are considered sold and non-returnable
There is a refundable breakage deposit of US$ 80-00 to be paid prior to delivery of the equipment to the boat.
Zimbabwe residents
Regional Residents
International Residents
Lake Entry Fees
US$ 3-00 per person per night
US$ 6-00 per person per night
US$ 8-00 per person per night
Fishing Permits
US$ 5-00 per person fishing per day
US$ 10-00 per person fishing per day
US$ 10-00 per person fishing per day
Ume River Entry Fees
US$ 3-00 per person per day
US$ 6-00 per person per day
US$ 8-00 per person per day
Children under the age of 12 years
pay half price.
Please Note:  All rates quoted herein are subject to change without notice and in line with fuel increases in Zimbabwe as well as other Government implemented increases.
Whilst every effort is made to maintain engines, generators, air-conditioning units etc., on occasion breakdowns do occur and Azure Cruises cannot be held responsible for any such breakdowns or defaults.
At the time of writing, this information above was correct and therefore Azure Cruises cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.