Kariba is located some 170 miles (274 kilometers) from Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
To really appreciate this region in all it's variety, be sure to set aside plenty of time to experience the natural and cultural sights around Kariba.
Part the mists of time while you are visiting the area. Take a trip to some of the ruins for which this region is known.
If you're not one to take a break simply to shuffle between the hot tub and the bar, the area around Kariba offers a number of high-energy pursuits like bungee jumping and abseiling.
World travelers know that a region's culinary arts are one of the most rewarding ways to truly experience a destination. Milk and collard greens are regularly used in local meals here. There are many specialty food options here. Check out delele (okra made with baking soda) or dovi (chicken and peanut butter stew). Taste sticky toffee pudding at the end of your meal. This is popular with locals and tourists. Bohlingers is a popular beer here. So find a bar, pull up a stool and enjoy it!
For those who intend on traveling by plane, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport is Lusaka International Airport, 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the north of Kariba.