The history of Kayube reads much like an Out of Africa story. In the early nineties, a Bavarian countess fell in love with the estate and built the original homestead on stilts, as she wanted to find out first how high the Zambezi would rise. Only after a few years, the ground floor was added in, along with a large swimming pool and this is now rented out to guests. In 2010 Karien and Peter Kermer, both seasoned Africa travel professionals took over the running of the estate.
They added the Mama Out of Africa, which has the original overland busbody Peter drove between Germany and East Africa (and later to Botswana and Namibia then known as the Okavango Mama) at its center, covered by a huge sloping thatched roof. Three glass fronted bungalows were added as well, and the Boat House is the latest addition to the mix. Many of the staff, headed up by Monica ....., have been with Kayube for years and are much loved by our guests. Joseph Mabuku, driver and Karien's invaluable right hand man, is equally popular. Dickson is in charge maintenance and building projects. Zambians are easy-going and peaceful people with ready big smiles.