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Tales from Kariba

14May
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Sophisticated or thirsty Our most recent Kariba Powwow highlighted that food is a big part of the holiday experience and this is definitely a truth on the Zambezi Trader. Recently Quinten (our operations manager) conducted what is definitely one of the most unusual wine tastings….looking at which wines...

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4th #Karibapowwow

12May
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Hey All Last weeks topic for the  Kariba Pow wow was “Fun things to do on holiday” The discussion was very interesting detailing the diverse ideas people have for a “fun holiday”. Participants in the discussion named wild animal safaris, chilling and reading, taking part in a...

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Tales from Kariba

02May
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Sometime last year during a wedding cruise that was a joint venture between ourselves and Bumi Hills, the bride sent one of the speed boat operators to get the hairdresser. On his return he brings her a big box with a hairdressing set. So the bride asks where the hairdresser is and the boat operator,...

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3rd #Karibapowwow

28Apr
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Many thanks to all who joined us for a robust discussion around what people would be willing to pay for a Kariba Holiday and what people would expect for their money in order to consider it money well spent. We got a lot of things from this powwow and we know a lot of People in Kariba are working very...

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Jokes from Kariba

25Apr
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As some of you know we occasionally have men only cruises; brothers, fathers, and very loving Husbands who allowed us to share some of the jokes sent to them by friends and their wife’s and girlfriends as they enviously see them off to Kariba.  Here are some that had them roaring on the Zambezi Trader...

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Tales from Kariba

17Apr
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The Penguin Dive Maybe some of the things that happen on the Zambezi Trader, happen elsewhere, but we doubt it, where else would you get a stout gentleman pouring oil on himself and doing a belly slid across the dance floor into our infinity pool. True story!! During one of the cruises, our operations...

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2nd #Karibapowwow

16Apr
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2nd #Karibapowwow It’s a numbers game, would be the best summation of the second #Karibapowwow on the issue of accessibility of Kariba. How do we get people to and from Kariba? The big question that keeps coming up is how many? And how often? So we realised how much of an opportunity (you will observe...

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Jokes from Kariba

11Apr
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Soooooooo on the Zambezi Trader we have a tradition, on the last night of every cruise we tell jokes, both crew and guests. On one of the cruises, our restaurant manager; Gift tells the incident that happened to his assistant, Fanta (known to some of you as Mr Fantastic):   “Fanta was travelling to...

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Tales from Kariba

09Apr
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What happens in Kariba stays in Kariba…….well, unless it’s too good a story not to share (with permission from our guests). We recently had some guys on a cruise, who came, as you do on Lake Kariba, to do some serious fishing. Knowing as they did that rains could be expected, they sent one of their...

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1st #Karibapowwow

07Apr
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On Thursday 3 April at 11:30 we hosted our first twitter live chat event, #Karibapowwow. As a tourism operator we were never more struck by the challenges facing Kariba as a tourism destination until a recent team trip to Katete. We have asked ourselves what we need to do about this, it’s no longer...

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