Tiger fishing on the Zambezi River

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Fish Species: Tiger fish
Price: On application. From £280 per person per night based on double accommodation.
Client Comments:

Zambia

"We had the most fantastic time both at Vintage African Safaris and at Mwambashi River Lodge. Seeing 4 Leopards, 3 large male Lions,numerous other game, catching about 40 tigerfish up to 12 pounds and 2 vundu up to 60lbs all in about 6 days says it all. The area around Mwambashi seems to be  most idyllic for  all animals, plainsgame and predators alike. I have been on numerous safaris over the years and for pure game viewing this will take some beating. All the best."   Hugh Hellyer Zambia (Tiger fishing on the Zambezi River)
Departure Dates:

There are no fixed arrival or departure dates, although we recommend a minimum 4 night stay for all camping itineraries.

Press Reviews:
David Profumo: Superfly Guy, Tatler 2003
Please click the cover to read David Profumo's article on his Wild and Exotic tiger fishing adventure in Zambia

The fishing on our selected stretch of the Lower Zambezi is as diverse as it is exciting, with opportunities for both the skilled and casual angler. Tiger fish on the fly are the target, however you can also catch tigers, massive vundu and other smaller species such as bream and nwembe whilst bait fishing. We recommend a 9 or 10 weight fly rod for tiger fish, with plenty of spare backing attached to a reel with a good drag system. The most successful technique when using an artificial fly is to float downstream on a pontoon and cast into the back eddies behind natural obstructions such as fallen trees and sandbanks. The fly is retrieved as quickly as possible and the resultant take can be so savage that it is advisable to wear protection to prevent fingers being burnt as line is torn from the reel. Tigers fight hard, leaping out of the water as they attempt to shake the fly free - which is often achieved, for tigers have hard and bony mouths. We enjoy a close association with the Chongwe River Lodge as well as a selection of other lodges in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia that are suitable for both anglers and their non-fishing partners who in the company of an experienced guide, are able to explore the stunning Zambezi escarpment and National Park with its prolific concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. 

We enjoy a close association with Chongwe River Lodge, as well as a selection of other lodges in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia that are suitable for both anglers and their non-fishing partners who in the company of an experienced guide, are able to explore the stunning Zambezi escarpment and National Park with its prolific concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

Please select the itinerary tab to view a suggested 6-day itinerary for our two preferred lodges thirty kilometres apart on the banks of the Zambezi River. Guests can choose from serious fishing expeditions, boat excursions, canoeing trips and game drives - there is no such thing as a set itinerary, the choice of how to spend your time at these magical lodges is entirely up to you. The lodges we use have experienced guides to accompany anglers, and Wild and Exotic will supply tackle lists and further detailed information on fishing the Zambezi on request.