Facilities and Services

Zuva Petroleum

+263 77 564 2559
+263 26 121 46294


Puma Aviation

+263 77 304 2332
+263 71 402 2058




The quality of accommodation establishments in Kariba ranges from budget to 4 star deluxe

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Under Construction

Tourist Attractions

Kariba Dam
Our Tourist Attractions

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Aeronautical Information

For all your Aeronatical Information please see AIP


Emergency Information

Airport Manager

+263 26 121 46157
+263 71 221 7197
+263 77 293 0448

Air Traffic control

+263 26 121 46182
+263 77 213 2744

General line

+263 02 612 146405 / 214 6183




  P.Box 49 Kariba
  Tel. + 263-261 2146182, 2146405
    Cell. + 263 772 132 749

Kariba Airport was privately owned by the Federal Hydro-Electric board, which was established in June 1894.The airport was then relocated to a new site to improve the aerodrome to accommodate DC3 aircraft.This project started in 1955 and was completed in 1958. The new airport was opened in November 1958 after the then Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) had provided telecommunications, fire and rescue equipment and other essential facilities and services.

Important extension works involving the taxiway, apron, runway and clearways were carried out to enable the Queen Mother’s Canadian C4 aircraft to use Kariba Airport from July 1959 to June 1960. The length of the runway is 1,650 metres long and 30 metres wide and can accommodate aircraft of up to 41,000kg. Jet A1 and AVGAS are available at the airport.

Kariba Airport is located in northern Zimbabwe close to the Kariba Dam, the largest man-made lake in the world by volume, which provides a significant proportion of the country’s electricity requirements. It is also a wildlife haven popular with nature loving tourists and venue for international tiger fishing tournament. The Lake Kariba and Zambezi River area are home to a large variety of bird and animal life. Kariba’s main attractions are game viewing, canoeing, fishing trips, sailing, village tours, hunting, bird watching, cruises and charters, speed boating among a variety of other activities. The annual Kariba Invitational Tiger Fish Tournament (KITFT), one of the biggest fresh water angling events in Africa, attracts over 800 international and local anglers.

The airport operates from 0700 – 1800 hours (local time).