Warthogs Bush Camp offers a range of budget accommodation in Kariba. It is our small, friendly and rather unique camp on the outskirts of Kariba town. Despite its close proximity to urban life, it’s nestled in Mopane scrub on the shores of the lake and is bang in the middle of a game corridor, so exciting close up game viewing is a common past time. Really, it’s the ONLY place to stay in Kariba if you want wildlife on your door step.
We offer accommodation for up to 20 pax altogether, in our self catering cottage, 3 en suite cabins and 3 tented units. We also have 5 or 6 sites in the camping area, which has showers, toilets, braais and kitchen area. Each tented unit has mattresses, bedding, gauzed windows and solar lighting. The cabins have bedding, lights, fans (on request) and private hot showers and toilet.
We provide bedding, mosquito nets and a lock up trunk in each cabin, you only need bring with you your own towel, toiletries and a torch.
Talking of Facilities:
There are braai stands for anyone who still believes that women have smaller feet in order for them to stand closer to the stove, even when on holiday, but if you don’t think she should be cooking, the bar grill restaurant is open every day. It cooks up a range of meals, from toasties and snack baskets to fish and chips and waffles (not on the same plate…).
In Safe Hands:
We have staff (and a wise old dog) on duty 24 hours a day to help with information, washing up, making fires etc. (the dog isn’t great on any of these but he does help with security) As registered operators we can book you onto sunset cruises, houseboat safaris, saling trips and canoe trips. To make life easy, shops and fuel are only a few km’s away.
For entertainment there’s our friendly “bush bar” and splash pool right on the lake shore. Elephants, hippo and Zebra often wander through to check our menu and keep the grass trimmed.
To get to us is pretty simple. If you’re driving from Harare:- As you approach Kariba you will pass the aerodrome. 5km later you will pass a left turn which goes to the shops (a tar road). Another 4kms on and you will come to another left turn with signs to Warthogs/Tamarind Lodge/Cutty Sark Hotel. Turn down here and after 1km turn left onto the dirt road under the powerlines. Our entrance is 400m on the right. Follow it until you reach the end…another few hundred metres. If you are coming from Zambia:– Once you cross the border at Kariba follow the road for about 2kms when you will pass a ZUVA fuel station on your left. 900m on from this turn right. 4km on you will pass a TOTAL fuel station on your right. 1km further on and you will find the turning to Warthogs/Cutty Sark etc as above….but it will now be on your right, not your left. If you are coming by bus:– Once you get off at Nyamhunga Bus Stop, walk 50m uphill to the shops and ask any taxi driver to bring you to us. They should only charge $5. You can walk but watch out for elephants and buffalo (NOT to be done at night unless you are really stupid) If you are coming by ferry or plane:- let us know beforehand and we can arrange collection for you. Life is leisurely at Warthogs and we are always up for some humour so bring on the fun! Our Prices Self Catering Cottage (sleeps 7+) $65 per night En-suite Cabins (sleeps 2) $30 per night Tented Units (sleep 2) $15 per night. ($10 if single occupancy) Camping $5 per person Ask about our specials, which we run from time to time.
New for Warthogs in 2017. Volunteer options within the Kariba Community.