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RATE – US$ 450-00 per night bare boat, self-cater basis



Travel to Ruzi and return – 18 hours return trip – US$ 1 100-00

Travel to Chete and return – 16 hours return trip – US$ 920-00

Travel to Senkwe and return – 12 hours return trip – US$ 760-00

Travel to Elephant Bay and return – 3 hours return trip – US$ 140-00



18 metre Twin Hulled Double Decked Houseboat


12 Comfortably


1 x Captain, 1 x Cook and 1 x Deckhand – the crew have their own cabins and ablutions


2 x Twin Hulled Rafts with 25h.p. outboard motors

Only the crew of Abangane are permitted to drive these boats.



Lower Deck Comprises:-

2 x bunk cabins which are normally used as changing rooms

2 x separate toilets with hand basins

2 x separate showers – hot water is provided by means of a geyser powered by the generator

Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove/oven, 2 fridges and 3 deep freezers

Storage room


Upper Deck Comprises:-

A spacious and 75% covered top deck

Bar area with bottle cooler and ice machine

Table and chairs for dining

Splash pool

Mattresses and mosquito nets provided for the top deck

I-pod docking station – clients to bring their own music and I-pod

Gas braai facilities available

Life jackets housed on the main houseboat



Kulizwe Harbour, Binga


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 not provided and are for clients to supply.


Catering – Binga is in a very remote part of Zimbabwe and there are no shops offering fresh produce or meat.   Clients are advised to bring all their own supplies from either Victoria Falls or Bulawayo if they are self-catering.

Alternatively the owner of Abangane will cater for your trip and rates are available on request only.

Drinks, ice and bait can all be organised separately through us and payment made direct to our supplier based in Binga.  Payment is to be made in US dollars cash.  There is a delivery fee charged of US$ 15-00 to deliver clients drinks, ice and bait to the boat.  No refunds are given but clients are welcome to take any leftover drinks with them when they disembark.

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 clients must supply their own fishing rods/reels and tackle as there is no-one in Binga who hires this out.


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.