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Tiger Bay Resort

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 October 2011

We were traveling from Vic Falls to Mana Pools in mid-Sept. and needed a stopover by necessity. Some of the other Kariba lodges were out of our price range so we decided to take a chance on Tiger Bay despite the negative reviews. We were relieved and happy to find that 1-there was plenty of good food and drink 2-the...

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5Thank LosAngelesLens
Mutsu, Japan
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Having just spent four wonderful days at Tiger Bay in early September we can only give positive feedback on our stay. The staff under Biljon were excellent and nothing was too much trouble; the food very good; the chalets simple but very comfortable and clean (they are in the process of rethatching and refurbishing as we speak). The bream fishing...

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4Thank stonechat1
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2011

PROS > Location Location! Wildlife everywhere, especially when cruising the lake on boats and/or driving around in 4x4 vehicles > Staff are friendly and willing to serve. They just lack the memory to get the drink/food orders correct > Dinos, one of the staff members, was excellent! Took us fishing whenever we wanted. Great guide too about all the animals....

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6Thank matambanadzo
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 August 2011

I've just returned from a very enjoyable stay at Tiger Bay and am surprised at some of the poor ratings on this site.

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2Thank AliceAndy
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Entire family getting together for the first time in 10 years - family from Australia, SA and Zim. Wonderful to be on the lake again after so many years, but such a disappointment in Tiger Bay. She is looking "old and weathered". Lunches running out due to extra visitors. Very poor / slow bar service. Very often the breakfast orders...

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8Thank dwakers
Woy Woy
Reviewed 2 April 2011

I travelled to Tiger Bay for a fishing trip with 7 other men from Australia based on the reputation it had as a great venue. I should have smelt a rat from the beginning because Mr. Peter Marchusson, the owner of Tiger Bay, contacted me and asked if we could transport a few supplies to Tiger Bay as we were...

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8Thank JohnCWoyWoy
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2011

I highly recommend you not stay here when visitng Lake Kariba until the owner injects some money into the Lodge. What a dissapointment. Rooms with no privacy, a used bar of soap in the shower, mosquito nets with holes, sparking fans, dirty rooms. The food at lunch ran out everyday. we had to share a very small pool with random...

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6Thank tara_wakefield
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 16 January 2011

Would not recommend this lodge to anyone visiting Kariba. The lodge is run down, very old fashioned and lacking proper working facilities. Staff service was good considering the limited resources they had. Uniforms were also shabby. We were very disappointed!!!!

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tiger Bay Resort is situated on the banks of the Ume River and overlooks the magnificent Matusadonha Mountain Range and National Park and is set on several hectares of shady forest on the steep western bank of the Ume River, an area which has been described by many as one of the most unique and scenic parts of Lake Kariba. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tiger Bay Resort

Address: Kariba, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Price Range: $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Tiger Bay Hotel Kariba
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“Make sure you get a room away from the generator and rather choose one with a shower than a bath. Cold shower is one thing, a cold bath is another! There are no doors! The front of the chalet is open to the elements with a canvas that rolls down to block out the rising sun.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkP533, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms away from the neighbouring properties are not disturbed by their generators”
 of 5 bubbles Londona, 1 Feb 2013 | Read review
“We asked for a chalet type accomodation and we got it. Don't expect too much, thats why you are going to these places”
 of 5 bubbles johnD19, 22 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Check for mosquito net and blocked drain in shower.”
 of 5 bubbles WayneW937, 28 Feb 2012 | Read review
“No good rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles CarrynW, 11 Jan 2012 | Read review
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