Tiger Bay Description
Tiger Bay offers the best of Lake Kariba and the Zimbabwean bush. Here you find Kariba at its most scenic with unparalleled wealth of Flora and Fauna including Rhino, Elephant, Hippo and Buffalo. Tiger Bay offers a true African experience from the comfort of a thatched Chalet. You can view same by boat, or fish for Tiger and Bream, or just relax around the swimming pool and listen to the sounds of the African bush. Almost 400 bird species have been recorded on the valley floor and around the Lake shore. The cry of the Fish eagle is one of Africa`s most memorable sounds and Lions can be heard hunting at night. The double-storey Main complex is set amongst mature trees and lawns leading down to the river, and centers around a spacious entertainment area including a large swimming pool, dining area and upper level bar. Accommodation is in comfortable thatched A-frame Chalets each with en-suite facilities, and fine views onto the Ume River. Enjoy the thrill of waking up at sunrise to watch the ink-black night change to silver, then crimson and finally gold.
Tiger Bay Directions
AIR STRIP COORDINATES - S16°55” E28°26” Reasonable overshoot and undershoot. 1000m long hard surface Please contact Tiger Bay Resorts direct on +263 11 409 795 to advise them of your landing time. Alternatively fly over the hotel using your power to attract attention for a pickup from the airstrip. Please stay with your aircraft as there may be wild animals in the vicinity. Prior to landing please ensure that the airstrip is clear of animal. Road arrivals are possible via Gokwe/Siyakobvu, with 4x4 essential during the rainy season. Travel by road to Tiger Bay is possible but should be undertaken in a 4 x 4 vehicle during the rainy season or a 4 x 2 raised body vehicle in the dry season. The two suggested routes are as follows: 1. At Kwekwe take the road to Gokwe (approximately 140kms) which is tarred. The road then branches off to Tiger Bay, Binga and Karoi through the communal lands when it becomes a dirt road – partly sandy with pot-holes for approximately 100 kms. This route is approximately 45kms longer than option 2. 2. Take the turn-off at Karoi. This dirt road is constantly used by long-distance buses to the communal lands and is not in good condition and needs to be graded. Both journeys take approximately 8 hours by road from Harare to Tiger Bay. The first route is preferred by our guests who undertake to travel the full distance by road. Please request a map and detailed instructions for option 1 if you decide to drive in. For updated information on the condition of roads we suggest you contact the Ministry of Transport & Energy - maintenance department.