Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume.Lake Kariba is well-known for its spectacular and mesmerizing sunsets, wildlife-rich shorelines and incredible fishing opportunities. It covers an area of nearly 6,000 square kilometers and is fed by the mighty Zambezi River, which begins its 2700-kilometre journey in north-west Zambia and reaches the Indian Ocean through Mozambique. Construction began in 1955 and was officially opened in 1960 by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.