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WELCOME to Eagles Rest - the holiday destination of choice.

The Bateleur is a private Houseboat - day and overnight cruises can be arranged.

Take a trip on Lake Kariba aboard our houseboat the "Bateleur"


like the eagle that it takes its name from, the Bateleur is a "graceful bird"
and is the ultimate experience in houseboating.

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Bateleur sleeps a maximum of 12 passengers and 2 crew members
there are 3 cabins on the lower deck (one en-suite) sleeping 6 passengers


day seats on the upper deck convert to comfortable beds at night
sleeping another 6 passengers

all beds are equipped with large walk-in type mosquito nets covering the whole bed


the upper deck consists of an outside seating area and the Captain's bar and lounge


relax and enjoy a sundowner at the Captain's bar



 experience the magnificent Kariba sunsets



suited for parties and larger groups



the boat has a fully equipped kitchen

all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are provided

there is also an outside braai area

we offer self catering or a fully catered option

the crew will assist with preparation and cooking if required.

here captain Steve prepares breakfast



meals are served buffet style direct from the kitchen


clients enjoying a hearty English breakfast


the pool deck is equipped with a fully functional jacuzzi (bubbles not mandatory)


enjoy the jacuzzi and cool off from the mid-day sun
in the winter months the jacuzzu is heated


        for the younger crowd do some crazy stuff  like jumping from the top deck of the boat


or skiing and tubing


or go fishing from one of our tender boats


most species of fish are found in the Lake but the most popular sport is
the mighty Zambezi Tiger and the monster Vundu


despite the fine bones in Tiger, if prepared carefully it makes a tasty bar snack


unlike Zimbabwe, at many of our mooring spots, clients can disembark
and explore the many islands on the Lake

Houseboat charters can be any number of nights from 1 night to 10 nights.

Day cruises are also offered for larger groups of up to 50 passengers.

All houseboat charters and cruises require to be booked in advanced.

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Bateleur is truly a "home from home" and will be an experience
to remember for a long time to come.