Siavonga town is also referred to as the ‘Riviera of Zambia’ as the town is spread out along the north bank of Lake Kariba and is host to holidaymakers, both local and international. The ‘riviera’ image is enhanced by an affluent Zambian community that is developing as business people from out of town to invest in holiday homes in the area.

The spectacular Dam Wall is nearby and the Kariba boarder with Zimbabwe are nearby. Only a two and a half hour drive on good roads from Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, it is both a popular weekend getaway as well as a conference destination for the Lusaka business community.


The town is very hot in the summer months (October to March) but are cooled by the summer rains. In winter it is warm – to cool and dry (April to September).

Siavonga offers a variety of accommodation options that suit the budget of all travellers.

The options are hotels, lodges to guest houses and backpackers. Lake Kariba in Siavonga is a magnificent resource for water-based holidays including relaxing on a houseboat or watching your kids build sand castles on the beach, or for the more active, canoeing or skiing along the shores. Of course fishing is popular on the Lake, and the sunsets and sunrises in conjunction with this ‘sea’ of water, must be seen to be believed.

Tour operators will take you on cultural tours or birding tours or visits to the Dam Wall or to the Power station on an ‘engineering tour’.

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