In Mid-October, WILD ZAMBEZI joined a group of local and regional agents and media on Lake Kariba for a familiarisation cruise to launch HMS “Umbozha” the brand new 40-passenger luxury flagship of the Dunhu Ramambo houseboat fleet.

The ship travelled in convoy with its sister vessels in the Dunhu Ramambo fleet (Karabezi and Liberty Bell), stopping off to visit Changa Safari Camp and Rhino Safari Camp and overnighting at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge before returning to Kariba.

The boat has been designed to the highest standards of luxury, with solid teak fittings and furniture, crisp white linen and the finest attention to detail.  There are five family suites, (which include bunk beds for children);  two twin bedded rooms and two master suites on the upper deck.  All are comfortable and luxurious with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.  There is plenty of extra bed space on the back and upper decks and in the spacious lounge/dining/bar area, which has a 24” TV and  sound system. There is a large, shaded, pool deck at the front of the boat and a great game-viewing top deck next to the captain’s wheelhouse.

The boat comes with two large, covered tenders for fishing and game-viewing and a full compliment of five staff including a chef.

Information from :

1 November 2013


Fast facts: 
Main Engine Make:     Caterpillar
Main Engine capacity:      270 HP
Main Engine Approx Fuel Usage:          25 Litres/hour
Driven by:       2x Main Engine
Cruising Speed:      Approx 10 Knots
 Generator Make:       Perkins Diesel
Generator Size:       25 Kva
Generator Approx Fuel Usage:       12 Litres/hour
 Total Boat Length:      31.1 Meters/102 Foot
Total Boat Width:      8.1 Meters/26 Foot
Deck Pool Size:      (Length 3,9m, Width 2,8 m, Depth1,2 m)

Normally Used Tender Boats Max Pax 14
Tender Boat Type:     2 xPontoon Boats, Roof Covered
Engine Type:     Yamaha, Electric Start two stroke
Engine size:     1x 70 Hp, and 1x 60 Hp
Tender Boat Length:     8,7 Meters
Width:     2,7 Meters


 Hot Water Geyser:      1x Electric 150 litres Pressure Geyser
Stove:       1x 5 Plate Gas with Oven
Micro Wave Oven:         1x 28 litre
Freezers:        2 x 840 litre Chest
Fridge:       1x 420 litre Upright
Bar:       1x Bottle Cooler 1400 litre
Air Conditioning Units:      1x per Bedroom (9x 12000 BTU)
Bar Lounge (2x 18000 BTU)
Television:      1x 24 inch flat screen Bar Area,
Music system Full modern music system