The MV Manica has a proud heritage of being generally recognised as the first mono-hull vessel to introduce the concept of truly luxurious cruising on Lake Kariba. Boasting 5 double air conditioned cabins all with en-suite facilities, a sixth separate vanity with shower, an air-conditioned lounge/dining room facility with a full entourage of entertainment systems and a spacious rear and upper deck and sporting the sleekest profile of any comparable vessel, she was the pride of the lake and to be seen on board Manica was a heady experience.
Very sadly Manica was damaged by fire in 2003 and, the hull and superstructure having been painstakingly restored, Kariba Ferries is now looking to raise the capital to restore Manica to her once proud position of being the most modern and luxurious safari cruiser on Lake Kariba with modern up to the minute finishing?s and state of the art fittings, engines, generators and navigation equipment.
The rendered images courtesy of Urban Digital UK listed here are final design concepts bought to us by interior designers Pear Drop Design based out of the UK, who have done extensive research into, the MV Manica, and her legacy, utilising materials, fixtures and furnishings relevant to today as well as tomorrow, not loosing site of her surroundings.
The attention to detail in materials and finishings has not been underestimated, the renderings are as close to the perceived finished article, giving you an idea of what we are looking to achieve with the refurbishment of the MV Manica.