RATES – LOW SEASON
RATES – HIGH SEASON
US$ 450-00 per night bare boat, self-cater basis
US$ 600-00 per night bare boat, self-cater basis
 
**  Current Special on Offer – US$ 400-00 per night bare boat, self-cater basis **  Offer Valid for the months of August and September
 
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.
 
SIZE AND TYPE OF BOAT
22 meter Double Decked Upmarket Pontoon Style Houseboat
No. OF PASSENGERS
16
CREW MEMBERS
1 x Captain, 1 x Cook and 1 x Deckhand – the crew have their own cabins and ablutions
TENDER BOATS
2 x motorised tender boats for fishing and game viewing
Only the crew of Sundowner are permitted to drive these boats.
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
Lower Deck Comprises:-
1 x double/twin cabin – en-suite and air-conditioned (beds pushed together or pulled apart to form singles)
1 x double cabin – air-conditioned
2 x twin/double cabins en-suite but share private entrance – air-conditioned
All cabins have sliding doors facing onto the Lake and mosquito nets.
1 x separate shower with hand basin
1 x separate toilet with hand basin
Modern and spacious fully equipped kitchen
Ice machine – cubed ice only
 
Upper Deck Comprises:-
Top is very spacious and partially shaded
There is a 16-seater wooden dining table with chairs as well as a round 5-seater table with chairs
Bar area
Splash pool towards the front of the boat – open and ideal for the sun-lovers
Swimming cage off the Bermuda deck – swimming in the cage is at clients own risk
Dart board – clients to bring own darts and chalk
Wood braai
CD player – clients are to supply their own music
 
MOORING HARBOUR
CMED Harbour, Kariba
BOARDING TIME
12 Noon onwards unless otherwise arranged
DISEMBARKING TIME
09:00a.m. unless otherwise arranged
CAR PARK FEES
US$ 5-00 per vehicle per night and US$ 3-00 per trailer per night
 
EXTRA INFORMATION
Cleaning materials being dishwashing liquid, bin bags, air-freshener, dish cloths etc., are provided however toilet rolls are for clients to supply.
Clients are requested to bring their own personal toiletries, swimming towels, first aid kits and take all 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.
E&OE