Dam Observation Point


Head up to Observation Point for excellent sweeping views of the lake and Kariba Dam. The Kariba Publicity Association is based up here and it houses some interesting information on the history of the dam's construction. To get here, head towards the border near the dam and take a right at the petrol station.

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Nearby Zimbabwe attractions

1. Kariba Dam Wall

0.74 MILES

Forming the border between Zambia (Siavonga) and Zimbabwe is the Kariba dam wall. It's an impressive engineering feat that you can walk the length across;…

2. Church of Santa Barbara


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3. Matusadona National Park

28.43 MILES

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