These rates are PER NIGHT for the hire of the WHOLE BOAT.  
They range from USD 250.00 – USD 560.00 / from NO fuel included to All fuel included

Please contact us for exact quotes for your required dates and for any current specials on offer

PHILLIPPA is a 20 meter Houseboat
2 bathrooms

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$ 250 – $ 560


  • 2 Double Bed Cabins
  • 2 Twin bed cabin,
  • 2 downstairs toilets and bathrooms with shower
  • Mattresses & mosquito nets provided for guests who wish to sleep on the top deck
  • Gas Braai on top deck
  • 24 Hr lights and fans from battery/inverter system
  • Reverse osmosis water purifier and ice maker
  • Galley for cooking
  • Generator run chest freezers, refrigerator & gas stove & oven
  • Splash pool on board
  • 2 x 8 seater pontoon tender boats (30hp) for game viewing and fishing
  • All linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware & kitchen utensils provided.
  • Captain, cook and deckhand
  • Moored at Kariba Houseboats Harbour

All Information supplied on Phillippa was correct at time of publishing


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Guidelines on Seasonal Dates

Special Offers / discounted rates are usually offered during the following periods:

  • Middle of January to the Middle of March
  • Middle of May to the Middle of June and the month of November

Peak Seasons dates fall over the following periods:

  • Easter Weekend
  • Hero’s weekend
  • Tiger Tournament
  • Christmas
  • New Year

Please contact us for quotes on your required dates of travel as the rates change throughout the year and we often we get last minute specials.

Drinks Order List

Rhino Rendezvous will happily put your drinks order through on bookings made through ourselves and can add your total drinks bill to your invoice. However we do this as a free service for our clients and can't be held responsible for drinks not supplied due to unavailability or from the refunds at the end of your charter.

Click on this link to download the Drinks Order File (Excel)

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2017 National Parks Fees

Zimbabwean Residents
USD 3.00 per person per night to travel on the Lake
USD 5.00 per rod per day for fishing permits

Regional Residents
USD 6.00 per person per night to travel on the Lake
USD 10.00 per rod per day for fishing permits

Regional Residents
USD 8.00 per person per night to travel on the Lake
USD 10.00 per rod per day for fishing permits

The National Parks reserve the right to amend their tariffs without warning.
These are payable direct on site at time of boarding.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Rates Include

  • Houseboat and tender boats
  • Fully qualified Crew including Captain and Chef
  • Linen, cutlery and crockery
  • Bath towels

Rates Exclude

  • All fuel (for fuel excluded bookings) The Phillippa, tender boats and generator will be full on arrival – once your charter is complete you will be required to re fuel the Nyati, tender boats and generator for the fuel used in USD cash at the harbour
  • Swimming Towels
  • For self catering all groceries including condiments
  • For self catering charters (loo rolls, bathroom soap, dishwashing liquid, dishwashing cloths and drying up towels, dustbin liners, paper napkins, toothpicks)
  • All drinks and ice
  • Fishing rods, tackle and bait
  • National Parks Fees
  • Vehicle Parking Fees
  • First Aid Box
  • Crew Gratuities

Rhino Rendezvous Personalised Service

For Clients wanting more of an ALL INCLUSIVE package please do let us know what inclusions you would like and we will happily quote you on your specific requirements

For Example

  • Fuel Included Rate
  • Airport and Road Transfers
  • Catering (Choice of 5 menus) including vegetarian options
  • Drinks (these can be done on a sale and return basis)
  • Ice Orders
  • Fishing rods hire and pre purchasing of tackle and bait
  • Special Occasion requirements (personalized cakes, champagne etc)

Kariba Road Transfer Rates 2017

Harare - Kariba / Kariba - Harare

1 - 2 Passengers  / One way - USD 350 / Return - USD 500
3 - 6 Passengers / One way - USD 450 / Return - USD 750
7 Passengers / One way - USD 600 / Return - USD 900
8 - 12 Passengers / One way - USD 900 / Return - USD 1100
13 -15 Passengers / One way - USD 1200 / Return - USD 1600
16 -22 Passengers / One way - USD 1500 / Return - USD 1800

Kariba - Lusaka / Lusaka - Kariba

2 Passengers  / One way - USD 350 / Return - USD 700
3 - 6 Passengers / One way - USD 450 / Return - USD 900
8 Passengers upwards / USD 75 per person per way

Kariba Airport to Harbour / Lodge / Border Post

USD 10.00 per person per way

Kariba Airport to Charara

USD 30.00 per person per way

These road transfer rates were correct a the time of publishing and are subject to change

What to Bring

Camera and charger
Board games and Cards if required
Mosquito repellent
Wide brimmed Hat
Magazines & books if required
Fishing rods (these can be hired)