Kariba Dam, lying on the great Zambezi River separating Zambia and Zimbabwe, was constructed to provide hydro-electricity to the region, and today is a favoured African safari destination.
Kariba was at the time of its construction the largest man-made lake in the world and is a mere 270 km long.
The lakeshore of Kariba is a wildlife haven in many places with a number of parks and wilderness areas allocated along the lake. With the presence of permanent water animals are drawn to the lake during the dry season, many not venturing far from the shoreline to feed. The shoreline floodplains provide food for herbivores, which in turn fall prey to the predators.