“We have been booking our houseboat trips with Rhino Rendezvous for the past 5 years and they have always found exactly what we are looking for.

The service from the moment we request a boat to the finer details, for arranging drinks, water, fuel & even extending our stays on boats, has always been professional as well as accurate and honest.

The team at Rhino has always given us honest and reliable information with regards to the various boats and the options thereof. We have never been misled about any issues.

We have booked varying quality boats, as well as boats catering for passengers from 6 to 20, and the team at Rhino has always found the best option for us, which has always been perfect. Mention must be made of the feeling of dealing with “family” when booking with Rhino Rendezvous.

We will continue to book all our Kariba houseboat trips with Rhino without hesitation.”

Zayd Hoosein

Ceri and Sylvia, you ladies at Rhino Rendezvous are not only a pleasure to deal with but really look after your clients.  I have booked numerous boats (of all shapes and sizes) with Rhino over the past 10 years and hope to continue to do so.

I have a fussy family, especially when it comes to catering, and on their boats nothing is a problem for them to sort, including dealing with my one daughter who is a strict vegan and my daughter in law who is gluten intolerant.  Their service from the start to the end is exceptional.

I must also commend Nyasha their “own site” representative who helped us when we had a personal problem on our arrival in Kariba

Well done “Team Rhino”

Tommy Simms - Harare

We can highly recommend Ceri and Sylvia as far as organization skills go – they organized every part of my Husband’s 60th, from the road transfers from Harare International Airport to arriving in Kariba. Words fail me on how OUTSTANDING everything was from being greeted by Nyasha their Kariba rep to being looked after by the Crew to the surprise Birthday cake.

Good Afternoon Sylvia

I am writing to let you know that we had the most amazing trip on board the Big Daddy – this boat really offers everything. Fantastic crew, the catering was outstanding and drinks always cold. We will return.

Spike and Crew

Dearest Ceri and Sylvia.

I hope you are both well. Just wanted to drop you a line or two to say a very big “thank you”. We had a wonderful time on P-Ten with our guests from Cape Town. The crew were absolutely amazing all round. The food never stopped coming and the drinks were always ice cold – all in all very well done. Henry and Crew were particularly excellent, especially when it came to fishing and the children. We caught loads of fish and I caught the biggest Tiger fish I have ever caught in my life! Thank you and well done, our trip would not have been the same without you ladies ensuring everything went as smoothly as it did. You are stars! Have a wonderful day.


WE DID IT!!!!!!  My husband had no idea where just the 2 of us were going for his 60th – I wish you could have seen his face when we drove up to the spectacular SOVEREIGN and all our friends were on board waiting to great us. It was fantastic.

Thank you for arranging the champagne, birthday cake and special dinner (but have to say the catering overall was superb).

It truly was the most amazing, special, spectacular trip that none of us will ever forget.

Oh yes and Captain Wilson and crew were great, please pass on our thanks again to them

Betty Kind

Hello Sylvia

Thank you for arranging our amazing trip on board the Shikra – her re-furb is outstanding and has made the boat so much more comfortable.

Thank you for also arranging our catering and drinks – everything we smoothly and was enjoyed by all.


Hi Sylvia

We are back from a lovely trip on board the Zambuka.  I really liked the fact that it is air conditioned and from my bed I could look out onto the Lake.   The Zambuka has an excellent crew and is a well run houseboat.

The Wells family

Hi Ceri and Sylvia

Oh my word, you said the Corsaro was the best on the Lake and you were not wrong – from the lavish cabins, to the spacious inside lounge area and well fitted open back and top deck areas.

Having the mesh mosquito netting put up all around the boat in the evenings was fantastic and of course a great bonus having air conditioning throughout the night.

Our guests were most impressed.

Thanks for making this special trip one we will never forget.

All the best.

Mark Cruger

Ceri from Rhino Rendezvous arranged the most brilliant holiday for us on the Sovereign.  A group of 20 of us spent 5 nights on this fantastic houseboat and for most of the group it was the best holiday that they had been on…… anywhere.

Ceri was superb from the start to the finish and I would like to thank her very much for her efforts.  She is efficient and organized and nothing was too much to ask. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a houseboat to contact Ceri.

Russell Dick - RSA

Hi Ladies

Silver Fox – WOW what an experience on this small family boat! My Family really had a Trip of their Life time. Will definitely book this Boat in the near future.


Hi Ladies

Our Trip to Zim was really worth it and the House Boat Trip on P-Ten was  the Cherry on the Cake! Thanks to you for helping with the arrangements, everything went very smoothly. I must make special mention to the Chef whose presentation of Food was immaculate, please thank the whole Crew on our behalf for a job well done. We will certainly come back for another house boat trip!

Warm wishes

Samantha Hughes


Just a quick note to say that we thought that the Golden Mariner is a lovely well laid out boat – great crew, great service, great boat, great fishing, great game viewing – JUST GREAT, GREAT, GREAT – thanks for everything.

The Hilderbrant’s and Crew

Good Afternoon Sylvia

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks for organizing our amazing trip on board the Lady May. Thanks to the transfer company who picked us up to Harare and transferred us to the Lady May, the fantastic crew, caterer etc – everything went perfectly.

We will be back. Thanks


Thank you for your email. Yes Sundowner was perfect for our family reunion.  It is such a well laid out, practical boat and we really enjoyed ourselves. A mention must go out to Steve and Glynis and their crew, they really looked after us so well.

WE WILL BE BACK. Have a great week ahead.

Martie and Stef

What can I say about “What a Pleasure” except “What a Pleasure” it was to be on this lovely houseboat.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip and will be back. Thanks to all concerned.

Will and Patsy

Hi Ceri,

On behalf of the Mabin clan, I would like to thank all of you for a great time spent on the Harmony. The houseboat itself is superb. Good size, spotless, great staff, tender boats etc were excellent.

Thank you Barbs and Robbie for all your efforts and thank you Derek for the generous use of Harmony. Best wishes.


Hi Ceri

Well what can I say, we are back in Australia and all our friends have heard us raving about Big Daddy, Mana Pools, Vic Falls and now all want to come to visit Zim. I can’t thank you enough for making our trip so smooth and stress free – we are talking about coming out again around the same time next year, I will be in contact next week with the dates as we are all meeting this weekend to plan the trip.

We are already excited.


Dear Ceri

We had a very enjoyable trip on board the Karibeer, especially having the pool, very happy with the boat and staff. Thanks a lot.


Dear Sylvia and Ceri – Just wanted to say that we had a brilliant time on Jessamine on Lake Kariba and that Captain John and Chef Banda were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the quality of the food was outstanding. Many thanks to you and Ceri for all your help.  Best wishes.

David – Australia

Dear Ceri

We really enjoyed our trip on the Nyati. The layout of this boat suited our two families perfectly and we all loved having the pool on the top deck and also being able to sleep up there. Special thanks must go to the Captain Assan and his Crew for everything they did for us.

We will recommend Rhino Rendezvous and Nyati to our friends.

The Coetzee Family

Sylvia, when you told us these boats were finished to the highest standard, I was a little doubtful and now apologize – they CERTAINLY are….. they are beautiful and sooo comfortable. We had the most amazing trip (all 50 of us), the crew, fishing, game viewing, “chilling” in the pool and of course your catering was amazing.

We loved our first Kariba experience on board the Karibezi and Umbohza – Thank you so much.

Bart and Philly and 48 others ☺

Hi Ceri and Sylvia

I just wanted to say that my husband’s 50th was a great success on the Sundowner – thank you so much for all your organization towards the trip, everything was just perfect and the Chef was amazing with the food he put on the table day after day for all of us. Compliments must go out to the Owners, caterers and of course yourselves for an excellent all around service.

All the Best.


Hello Ceri. Thanks your we received your email just as we arrived Home. Many thanks for organizing our Charter on the P-Ten. Everything went so smoothly and we brought some good Memories back Home!

We will certainly be back!

Michelle Buster – UK

Ceri and Sylvia, thanks for arranging our fantastic trip on board the Tantalika. Really the boat, crew and amazing catering was all much more than expected. In all honestly we will never do our own catering again – it made the whole trip more relaxing not having to run around buying all the groceries etc. Also having the fuel included was a bonus. We will definitely be back and can recommend this boat and Rhino Rendezvous to family and friends.

The Paul Family

Hello Ceri and Sylvia

Well we are ready to book our 3rd trip on board the Big Daddy. Please let Captain Cephas know that I am bringing guests from Europe who are desperate to catch a Tiger fish – he was excellent with my last guests and they can’t stop raving about the experience of being on Kariba. One of our guests is vegetarian, I have shown her your vegetarian options and she is very happy with the meals on offer. Still on the catering, can you do like last time and offer “Zimbabwean” delicacies : croc tail, Mopani worms, biltong, deep fried kapenta etc.

Thanks so much.

Peter Spence

Hi Ceri and Sylvia

Karibeer was indeed wonderful, I have returned home so relaxed. The crew were great and only around when you needed them, the food outstanding. All in all a wonderful trip and we will be back.


Hi Rhino – our guests were taken away with the beauty of Lake Kariba and loved the experience of being on the Jessamine, thanks to the crew for the great service, cooking and for their patience when we were fishing.

Brenda and Guests

Dear Sylvia

Thank you once again for organizing my 3rd charter on Lake Kariba, I really enjoyed the Golden Mariner. I am really happy I decided to travel despite the news of the low water levels, the Lake will always have water for boating.

I will be back.

Piet van der Wyk

Dear Ceri and Sylvia

Our family reunion went really well thanks, all your arrangements were perfect from the road transfers from Harare to Kariba return to the Big Warm Welcome we received on boarding the Shikra.

Everyone loved the catering and fishing was excellent too. Thanks to your whole team for making it a trip we will never forget.


Dear Sylvia

Thanks for the email, we did have a wonderful trip on the Zambuka thanks, such a pity we couldn’t extend by an extra night but thanks for trying. Must also extend our thanks to the crew, they were excellent.


Hi Ceri

We are back in Switzerland and just wanted to drop you a line to say THANK YOU SO MUCH – we loved our trip on the African Queen, but do wished we had taken your advice and spent longer on the boat. It really is quite unbelievable how the chef was able to cook such outstanding meals in a small kitchen, in fact everything was outstanding TOO many things to mention.

Please send our thanks to the Owners, Management and especially the crew.

Heinz and Fran

Dear Ceri

We returned from our trip on Saturday the 20th and I just wanted to Thank you so much for all you did regarding all the organizing for the boat. The staff were absolutely outstanding and we had an incredible trip on the Sovereign.

Would have no hesitation in recommending this houseboat, many thanks again for all you did.


Anna Smith – RSA

Dear Sylvia

I just wanted to write to you to extend our thanks for recommending such a wonderful boat, the Big Daddy was so much more than we expected. Everything was outstanding from the pick up at Harare airport, to the welcome at Marineland harbour and then walking on board and being greeted with such a warm welcome by the crew. I can’t find a fault in the boat, facilities or meals that the Chef produced.

Please keep me updated on any specials that come up during the year as I would love to do another trip and can only highly recommend all the services provided and organized by yourselves.

Thanks again

Stephen Meikle

Hi Ladies

Thanks for the email, we had an Excellent trip on the Karibeer the staff were very friendly and helpful. Regards.


Dear Ceri

A big thanks for organizing our trip on the Nyati – everything was perfect.

We were lucky enough to have good fishing and great game viewing. The catering you organized was exceptional.


Hi Ceri

We were so happy with our trip on Power Sails, I just thought I would let you know.

Thanks for everything

Peter Maison

We are so glad we came back on the Sundowner – thanks for everything.

S. Loftus

Hi Sylvia

You have wonderful staff, we really enjoyed our trip and captains driving skills, chefs meals were excellent – We will recommend and be back on the Tantalika. Best wishes.

Mr Weshuisen

Thanks to the Crew and everyone involved in making our trip on board What a Pleasure so memorable – we have just one complaint and that was the catering you supplied was SO GOOD and SO PLENTIFUL we all ate far too much ☺ ☺ ☺

Hi Ceri and Syliva

Zambuka was great. The crew had a good knowledge on fishing spots and wildlife. Many thanks to Stanley, Shadreck and Wilson for a thoroughly enjoyable and well serviced trip. We will definitely recommend them and will hopefully return and use this houseboat again. Well done and all the best.

From Coram Family

Dear Sylvia

We left 2 navy and white stripped towels on the African Queen, please would you hand them to the management for us.

We had a super time on the Africa Queen – it is not a fast boat so as long as you are not in a hurry to get across the lake she is perfect.

We enjoyed just taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake while sipping our ice cold cocktails, taking our time without a care in the world.

We will be back.

Margaret Francis

Just thought we’d let you know that all went very well with our trip to Kariba. We and our friends had a very relaxing time on the Philadelphia which was an excellent choice of boat. We were very comfortable on it and the food and service were excellent. We would definitely book it for any future trips we may embark on. Thank you.

All the best and thanks for everything.

Audrey & Daniel

Good Day Sylvia

So we want to book our 4th trip on the Harmony in December, please let us know the dates you have available – we are really looking forward to being on this boat again. As per the norm we will require your fully inclusive package – fuel, road transfers, catering and drinks.

Thanks so much.



I hope I find you well.

Just to let you know that it’s all but Praise’s from this Group who have just come off Osprey! It always puts a smile when we get good and encouraging Comments from our Clients.

They however pointed out that the Lighting System was not that good, especially in the Cabins, the Ladies could hardly see their Faces  at “Make Up Time” when they had to Dress Up for their Evening Themes!!!

The Lights were also a bit dim in the sitting area although they do understand it’s for keeping the Midges away!

All in all, they really had a ball and one of their Visitors from Overseas actually said it was one of her best Holidays, EVER!!!

And the Cream on the Cake, of course the Crew, whom they say were  just amazing – High Five to them from all of us!

Thought I should share this with you. Keep it up!

Kind regards


Dear Ceri,

Many thanks for recommending this neat house boat for my small Family. I must say we enjoy every minute on her; her Crew is so amazing and always eager to please all the time. The Catering was excellent and there was more than enough Food for everyone! Our thanks to the Cew!

We will certainly recommend Silver Fox to all our Friends.

Steve and Patricia

Life is about exploring the world and discovering one’s purpose. I must say our time on the Philadelphia was extremely fulfilling and an absolute joy. On behalf of my family and friends I would like to say thank you so much.

Hallo Rhino Gals

Wow – Unique was amazing, the attention to detail and levels of comfort exceeded that of a usual houseboat.  Comfortable linen, a personal touch and excellent finishings means this boat is a cut above the rest.

Thank you for suggesting this boat


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