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Castle Siavonga is surrounded on 3 sides byLake Kariba, created by damning the Zambezi River in 1958. We have planted coconut, mango, marula, orange, lime and guava trees alongside the local varieties of flora.There are plenty of bird varieties including paradise fly catchers, kingfishers, eagles, hammerkops,etc., also crocs in the lake and occasionally we get a visit from the local Hippo who enjoys eating the lawns. We have built a lake retaining wall of local stone and landscaped in a tiered fashion that is watered daily, affording extensive lawns and a park like ambience. The property is secured by a gate and a wall of bougainvillea and cacti on the road side entrance. We have the castle, lodge/cottage, 'hobbit house' available. The maids and gardeners keep all in top condition. There are good local restaurants within 15 mins. drive as well as some modest shopping facilities. Our houseboat, speedboat, dingy and land rover defender also available to complete your African dream holiday. **Recently we have acquired a plot on the Zambezi banks below the dam for camping/fishing,1.5 hrs drive. Game sightings of Lion, Elephant, hippo etc. I have available a tent and rudimentary kit for overnight stays. ALSO, Local guide offering canoe trips on the Zambezi. Neighbor offering his huge house boat for luxury cruising, fully catered at a very reasonable price. Booze cruises available at the local hotels. Tours of the local croc farms can be arranged. Eco tours of Lottery bay (2hrs by car, 1 by boat) available. Lower Zambezi game park a few hours away, has lots of animals, particularly elephant. Tiger fishing on the river and international competition at certain times during the year. Fresh lake Tilapia (bream) available at all times. Vundu (catfish) up to 70 kilo's in the lake.
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