Welcome to Kariba Municipality

Kariba is a town located at the shores of Lake Kariba with its dam wall forming the border with Zambia. According to the 2012 Population Census, the town had a population of 27 000. The town was established to house workers who were constructing the dam in the mid to late 1950s. Located in the Zambezi Valley, Kariba benefits from a warm climate during the whole year. Kariba town is the centre of the tourist industry for the Lake Kariba region providing accommodation in various hotels and lodges.

There are two casinos in the town and several restaurants. Many of the attractions in Kariba for the tourist are water-based: Fishing, game-viewing and house-boating are the most popular activities. A visit to the Kariba Dam wall is also impressive along with a visit to the crocodile farm.

Beside tourism and fishing, the electricity-production for the country is another important industry: The Zimbabwe Power Company ZPC employs workers in the hydroelectric power station.

Kariba has three main suburbs: The high density areas of Mahombekombe and Nyamhunga as well as Kariba Heights, the wealthier inland suburb and home to the Operation Noah monument. Kariba Heights as the name suggests is located on hills and the views of Lake Kariba from the Heights are fantastic