Zambezi Valley 'River and Lake' fishing safari
FROM PRICE: $ 4620
Upper and Lower Zambezi river - 10 days/9 nights
Starting and ending in Johannesburg this includes 3 nights west of Victoria Falls at the meeting point of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. 3 nights just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park on a private island on Lake Kariba. 3 nights in the heart of the Zambezi Valley in the Mana Pools National Park. Includes all transfers and flights, full board accommodation, park fees.
Explore the far reaches of the Zambezi Valley with this 9 night itinerary, starting and ending on the Zambezi River and including three nights on beautiful Lake Kariba.
Where is it?
Fishing on different stretches of the Zambezi as well as on Lake Kariba. The first spot is at the meeting point of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. The 5,000 acre concession has 14 kilometres of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve. Here you fish for the Tiger fish, Yellow Belly Bream, Three Spot Bream and Kafue Pike.
The famous fighting Tiger Fish is found in abundance in Lake Kariba. They are at their most active in the summer and provide excellent sport. There are many other species of fish that can be found in Lake Kariba, including the huge Vundu, and also delicious Bream.
Renowned for its excellent fishing, particularly for Tiger Fish and the giant Vundu catfish, the Lower Zambezi is also home to Three Spot Bream, Red Breasted Bream, Nile Bream, Chessa, Nkupi, Bottlenose and the Cornish Jack.
What is the best time of year to go?
August to November is the best time to catch Tiger Fish on the Lower Zambezi and for fishing on Lake Kariba.
However, there is good fishing throughout this region year round.
How to get there
This itinerary starts and ends in Johannesburg but can be accessed via Lusaka or Harare.
Tips and Notes
Prices are based on minimum of 2 guests sharing and include full board accommodation, park fees, soft drinks, beer, house wine, laundry, all transfers including scheduled flights starting and ending Johannesburg.
Trip includes fishing and game viewing activities throughout. The prices exclude gratuities, items of a personal nature, insurance, international airfare, visa fees.