Plan your stay

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Access
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What to expect
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What to pack

ACCESS

Fothergill is situated within Zimbabwe’s Matusadona National Park and is flanked by Lake Kariba in the north, and two perennial rivers, the Ume and the Sanyati on either side. The nearest airport is in Kariba and can be reached with a 45-minute boat transfer. Fothergill also has a private airstrip that makes it easily accessible and convenient for guests looking to fly in privately. Our reservations team will gladly assist with flight information to/from Fothergill.

Flight times:

Victoria Falls International Airport: 1 hour 40 minutes

Harare International Airport: 1 hour

Mana Pools: 30 minutes

Hwange: 1 hour 30 minutes

All flights landing at Fothergill’s airstrip have a 5 minute transfer to camp. Please note that these are estimated times.

MACK AIR
Daily seat rate flights between Hwange – Kariba – Mana Pools during the safari season. Private charter flights are also available with flights touching down on Fothergill’s private airstrip.
FASTJET
Daily flights to/from Victoria Falls via Kariba Airport. Our rates include a boat transfer to/from Kariba.
PRIVATE FLIGHTS
All guests are welcome to fly in with a private plane. Please contact us for special fly-in rates.
An abundance of wildlife

WHAT TO EXPECT

Weather

Lake Kariba has a generally warm climate with the hottest months falling between September and March. The dry season is between May and October while November to March is warm and rainy.

Winter low: 8°C (46°F)
Summer high: 32°C (90°F) and above

CURRENCY

US Dollar ($)

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Fothergill is open year round. Daily activities are planned according to guests’ desires and the weather.

WILDLIFE

On the plains you can expect to see vast herds of antelope, zebra, buffalo, and elephants, while hippos and crocodiles traverse Kariba’s waters. Lion prides have also been seen roaming the plains and mastering the art of catching crocodiles as they bask on the banks of the lake. The area is also home to a magnificent variety of bird species.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Please refer to your relevant travel resource for required documentation and visas for Zimbabwe. The requirements for entry to the country differ based on the nationality of the passport holder.

An abundance of wildlife

WHAT TO PACK

Summer

Summers in Lake Kariba can get hot! We recommend:

  • Light cotton trousers and shorts
  • Light cotton shirts
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Shower-proof rain jacket
  • Good sun hat
  • Bathing suit

Winter

While winters can get chilly, day-time temperatures remain moderate. Pack an extra:

  • Warm jacket
  • Woollen hat

Extras

While our Suites are fitted with every amenity to ensure a comfortable stay, you are welcome to bring extra:

  • Suntan lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • A small torch
  • Birding book

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