Barbelle- Budget Boat House | Binga Houseboats

Barbelle is a Kariba houseboat berthed at Chilila harbour near Binga on the western side of lake Kariba and ideal for a budget cruise



« 2 x large double bedded cabins, both en suite with steamy showers

« 1 x double bedded cabin and separate toilet /shower « Fans in all cabins

« Plenty of space and mattresses for those wanting to sleep on the top deck

Conveniences: 3 toilets, 4 showers, 3 hand basins (1 outdoor shower)

Top Deck: large open space with splash pool for relaxing or sunbathing Captains control room: feature bar area and comfortable seating.



Moored at Chilila harbour, 10kms before Binga

Crew (own quarters) Captain, chef and deckhand

Boarding: noon / Disembark: 10h00  

Passengers: Comfortable for 10 people, maximum of 14 persons

Length: 21 metres

Width: 8.5 meters

Engines: twin Perkins 6 cylinder 120hp diesels

Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Kitchen: Fully fitted with breakfast nook : gas scottle braai / barbecue

Cold Storage: 2x12cu ft deep freezers, 2x20cu ft ice boxes, numerous cold boxes

Power: 12V and 2 diesel generators for 220v requirements

Tender Boats: 2 x 20ft (6m) customised raft powered by a 60 Hp motor


Fishing licence fees:
per person per week (max. 2 rods)

Lake Usage Fee:
per adult once off
per child (aged 12 years & below)

These rates do change from time to time and the receipt must be kept with clients at all times as National Parks do spot checks on the lake


General Description:

Barbelle is a 2 -decked long steel vessel on twin catamarans, ideally suited for three couples, but four more people can sleep on deck.

Lifejackets, bedding and towels included. As a diesel boat she is more economical then petrol

South African Rands | US$ per night for up to 8 passengers
Rands per night for over 8 passengers up to a maximum of 12

CATERING: per person which includes all meals, 10 ice blocks, 2kg Kapenta and worms 

15% Sales Tax, 2% Tourism Levy, the service of a Captain, Cook and a Deckhand, cutlery, crockery and linen. The use of the tender boats but not the fuel


* Drinks are sold on the boat on a cash basis or bring your own (Please let us have a    list of drinks preference a week before departure)
* Fishing Equipment (please bring your own or arrange to hire )
* The National Parks Board has a Lake Usage and Fishing Levy fee . These fees are to be paid by you to the Parks Officer at the harbour where the boat is moored before boarding the boat
* The cost of the fuel is to the clients account for the duration of the charter. A deposit    for fuel will be charged on confirmation of booking.
 Average fuel consumption for a 3 night charter would be roughly 300L petrol





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Email : info@falconsafaris.com





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