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Explore Kariba in Zimbabwe

Kariba in the region of Mashonaland West with its 25,531 inhabitants is a town in Zimbabwe - some 174 mi or ( 280 km ) North-West of Harare , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Kariba

Current time in Kariba is now 03:25 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Harare " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mutare, Harare, Gweru, Chinhoyi, and Charara. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mutare . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Kariba ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Passage to Zambia 1964 - Part 3 of 4

5:31 min by schritzy
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Wellington - New Zealand to Kitwe - Zambia. Originally recorded on 8mm film in 1964. ..

Kariba Dam - Zambia

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Kariba Dam was constructed between 1955 and 1959 at a cost of $135000000 for the first stage with only the Kariba South power cavern. Final construction and the addition of the Kariba North Power cave ..


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Kariba Town and Accommodation ..

Full Moon in Kariba Yangmetalmonkey's photos around Kariba, Zimbabwe (kariba bream pictures)

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Interesting facts about this location

Kariba Gorge

Kariba Gorge is a large, natural gorge through which flowed the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa. In 1959 the large double arch concrete Kariba Dam was completed, completely filling the gorge and creating one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River and displacing large numbers of the local Tonga people.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -16.50 28.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Canyons and gorges of Africa, Lake Kariba, Landforms of South Africa, Landforms of Zambia, Landforms of Zimbabwe, Zambezi River

Ingombe Ilede

Ingombe Ilede is an archaeological site in Zambia, on a hill near the confluence of the Zambezi and Lusitu rivers, near the town of Siavonga close to the Kariba Dam. The name means "the sleeping cow". The site was uncovered in 1960. The place is thought to have been a small commercial state or principality. Textile, copper ore, ceramics, gold and other findings from the 7th till 16th century make this one of the most important archeological sites in the region.

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Located at -16.55 28.73 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Zambia, Former populated places in Zambia


Siavonga is a town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north shore of Lake Kariba. It is Zambia's principal tourism centre for the lake, with accommodation, boating and fishing tours on offer.

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Located at -16.53 28.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Populated places in Zambia


Charara is a town in Mashonaland West province in Zimbabwe.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -16.56 28.96 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Mashonaland West Province, Populated places in Zimbabwe

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Kariba