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Royal Zambezi Lodge is a luxury safari lodge on the Zambezi River in Zambia. Winner of the World Luxury Boutique Hotel Award in 2011 and twice winners of the World Luxury Hotel Award, this is Zambian safari accommodation at its best. Enjoy the unforgettable Zambezi sunrise greeting you each morning and bush sounds lulling you to sleep at night. The lodge offers walking, driving and river safaris and is just 5 minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park.
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Nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation opening onto its own exclusive private beach, Ndole Bay Lodge offers guests a remarkable African experience on the shores of a unique lake. It has deluxe beachfront suites through to a shaded campsite. Ndole Bay Lodge is built on a forested slope ending at the waterfront. Activities include full or half day fishing trips, sunset cruises, wildlife scenic tours in Nsumbu National Park as well as walks (seasonal), scuba diving, snorkel trips and other water sports such as tubing and skiing.
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Bundu Adventures are specialists in white water rafting, swimming under the Victoria Falls and mobile safaris in Zambia. Rafting the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls is recognised as some of the very best white water rafting in the world. In the Batoka Gorge, the deep channeled, high volume Zambezi river offers exciting and challenging rapids, interspersed with tranquil pools. Bundu Adventures pride themselves on their safety record and trip leaders have up to 15 years experience.
Tucked away in the Chiawa area, next to the Zambezi National Park, Mvuu Lodge Zambia is a typical African safari lodge that offers luxury tented camps, and self-catering and bush camp accommodation. Friendly staff make you feel welcome, there is a restaurant with passionate chefs who create superb meals, informed guides ensure your safari experience is utterly unforgettable. Mvuu Lodge has a small shop that stocks fishing tackle, basic toiletries and local curios.
Nestling in the shade of indigenous riverine trees on the confluence of the banks of the mighty Zambezi and Kafue River lies Nsofu, the newest addition to the collection of homely safari/fishing lodges. The safari lodge offers luxury accommodation for family, friends, or small groups. It has been sensitively designed to allow ample space to relax, unwind and savour the tranquillity of the river.
Great for a group excursion or family day out, Kalimba Reptile Park is a popular attraction offering lots of 'scaly' sites and activities including fishing. Nestling in the lush basin of the Ngwerere stream, this is one of the best tourist destinations in Lusaka that offers a fun filled day out for locals as well as international visitors. The reptile park is an extension of Kalimba Farms which specialises primarily in crocodile farming, but also produces top quality free range Pekin ducks and fish.
Run by Kitebe Safaris. Kabompo River Lodge and Campsite is Perched on the banks of the beautiful Kabompo River. It is a rustic lodge and campsite offering angling opportunities and a great place for total rest and relaxation, far from the busy tourist areas. Overlooking the West Lunga National Park, in the North Western part of Zambia with its lush riverine vegetation - excellent for bird watching, safaris and fishing. Their team strives to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as you desire it to be.
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Siavonga is often referred to as the 'Riviera of Zambia'' making it a popular choice for meetings or conferences, holidays and outdoor experiences. Lake Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Lake Kariba, it provides 70 comfortable guest rooms, all of the rooms are made up with fresh white linen and are air conditioned. Guests can relax in the gorgeous swimming pool or enjoy the seclusion of the stunning plunge pool that overlooks the lake.
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Potato Bush Camp lies adjacent to it's sister camp, the world-renowned Sausage Tree Camp. With a stunning panoramic view overlooking the Zambezi River and escarpment, this site is nestled under mahogany, sausage, winter thorn and Acacia Tortillas Trees, which provide excellent shade. Potato Bush Camp is comprised of three well-appointed canvas and rosewood safari tents and also a 2-bedroom family tent, similar to the very popular Kigelia House at Sausage Tree Camp.
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Sausage Tree camp is the epitome of bush chic offering a civilized approach to a true bush experience with lavish attention to detail. This exclusive safari camp, specializes in the very best game viewing with the highest international standards in luxury and service. Set in a stunning location along the Zambezi River at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The pristine location and Sausage Tree Camp offer all the game, all the luxury without all the people!
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With elephants, hippos, leopards, lions and other Zambian wildlife, enjoy the safari adventure of a lifetime in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. Chiawa Camp offers an unpretentious, personalised service, fabulous cuisine and luxury tented accommodation along the Zambezi River. The camp also offers a variety of adventure activities such as game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, boating and angling in the company of well trained and knowledgeable guides.
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Thorn Tree Safaris have been creating bespoke Zambian professional filming trips, cycle challenges and wildlife safaris since 2005. Thorn Tree Safaris provides great experience of Zambia's majestic wildlife, rich wetlands, lakes and breath taking sunsets. The cycle and safari tours will show you the diverse tribal and cultural heritage of Zambia, by meeting these beautiful people at first hand and joining them for traditional music, dance and ceremonies. Thorn Tree Safaris offers Zambia tours with a difference.
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Nestled in Zambia's Western Province and in the midst of waterberry trees Matoya Fishing Lodge is an ideal holiday base, giving anglers the opportunity to catch trophy-sized bream and tiger fish. Also great for nature lovers. Six thatched en-suite chalets have a view of the upper Zambezi River. Matoya Fishing Lodge is a 15 minute boat ride from Lukulu air-strip, for air charters from South Africa. The Lodge is open from mid to late April until mid- November when the fishing season closes.
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Explore the secluded waterways around the islands above the Victoria Falls in a comfortable, propeller-free boat that allows for spectacular close-up game viewing and photo opportunities. The area is rich in bird life, hippos and elephants. A light meal or snacks are provided, and hot and cold beverages are available. Victoria Falls River Safaris offers you an exceptional upper river safari experience in specifically designed propeller-free safari boats that can operate in shallow water.
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The five luxury, twin bedded tents at Ilombe Island Lodge on the Upper Zambezi River, are raised on wooden decks, each with en-suite bathroom and a breathtaking view of the Zambezi River. The lodge has a spacious communal dining area, lounge, fully stocked bar and wooden deck extending out into the Zambezi River, with wicker sofas and built-in fire place. The lodge also offers an ideal venue for the adventurous angler whether a conventional lure or fly fishing.
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Sekoma Island is one a chain of islands and channels in the middle of the Mambova Rapids on the Zambezi River. The densely forested island is host to a wide variety of bird life and game. Accommodation consists of ten spacious safari tents, mounted on wooden decks, each with breathtaking views of the Mambova Rapids. The lodge offers adventurous variety of fishing spots on the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers as well as an opportunity to fish the Kasai channel.
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Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge, 170 kms or so up river from the Victoria Falls, offers six en-suite chalets, a swimming pool, lounge, library and open dining area. The riverside bar, the sundowner deck and each private chalet deck overlook the magnificent Zambezi River. An excellent cultural experience at nearby Mwandi village, and the ideal venue to fish. Located in the flood plain region of the upper Zambezi River in Zambia. This places Shackletons Lodge right in the middle of 'Tiger Country'.
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Fishing on the Zambezi River does not get much better. A specialist in tiger fishing safari excursions in Livingstone, Zambia and at the Barotse Tiger Camp this is fishing for those looking for an adventure. There is no better way to get 'hooked on the Zambezi River' than with the Angle Zambia team. Over 75 species of fish lurk in the waters so there are formidable opportunities for both the skilled and casual angler.
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A fishing safari paradise in Zambia in the remote Barotse flood plains run by the infamous Angle Zambia. It offers fishing enthusiasts luxury tented accommodation and guided fly fishing adventures on the Zambezi River, in one of the most remote freshwater fishing locations on earth. Perfect for tiger fishing, the Barotse Tiger Camp rests gracefully upon the eastern bank of the magnificent Zambezi River, opposite the Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia.
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Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp is in the beautiful unspoilt Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia offering lavish hospitality in a remote and scenic setting perfect for a safari camp. Experience the natural splendours of the Zambian bush in complete luxury and solitude. This Zambia safari camp offers a flexible itinerary and plans your safari outings according to your needs, whether you wish to go out for a few hours or for full day trips. It is perhaps best known for its exceptional fishing safaris on the Zambezi River. This safari camp offers a flexible itinerary and plans your safari outings according to your needs, whether you wish to go out for a few hours or for full day trips.
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This is a relaxed, family-orientated lodge along the shores of Lake Kariba. The Club offers accommodation facilities ranging from lake view chalets to guesthouses, houseboats to campsites with a fully stocked bar, self-catering kitchen and braai faciliites. Travellers to Lake Kariba, in search of spectacular wildlife and fishing opportunities will love the Maaze Island bush camp as it provides the ultimate fishing opportunity and hopefully your catch could include the infamous tiger fish.
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Fishing in Zambia

Fishing is often possible at Zambia safari destinations, with fishing day trips on offer and Zambia lake destinations have lake fishing charters available. Fishing safari holidays are also available in Zambia, tiger fishing in the Zambezi River is very popular. The river also offers great fishing for tasty bream, chessa and vundu. As an angler, you must be prepared to travel long distances over rough roads, carrying your gear. There are very few hotels and lodges off the main roads, and fewer still in fishing areas, though the Zambia National Tourism Board is conducting a successful campaign for more hotels and rest houses, particularly the lodges in the national parks, where good fishing is to be had on the rivers. The best months for angling in Zambia are September through to November and March through to June, however, due to the high temperatures experienced in the Zambezi Valley, fishing is practically a year round past-time!

Most of Zambia’s rivers are either heavily wooded right down to the water or are swamp-edged, so the addition of a boat and outboard motor to the camp equipment is a great idea. Canoes and paddlers can be hired, and the latter are usually good guides to the best fishing grounds. If you do not have a fishing rod with you - no problem, you can also hire one. Paddling in rivers can be a dangerous pastime, and hippos, especially with calves, should be given a wide berth. All fishing techniques used during the sessions are aimed to respect the fish, allowing anglers who wish to release their catch without traumatising the fish and in the best possible conditions.

Depending on your needs and skill level, you can choose to be guided while fishing or not. As a beginner and wishing to acquire sufficient skill and knowledge to be able to fish on your own, operators have employed highly trained instructors. Thanks to their technical advice and knowledge of fishing gestures, habits and movements of the fish, you will save a considerable amount of time during training. They will advise you on the best equipment to be used, bait, fishing sites and also methods of exploring and organising your activity. If you are an experienced angler who wishes to benefit from a good overall view of the potential fisheries system of the region and its particularities and also to deepen your knowledge, instructors will take into account your level of skill and help you avoid losing time due to a lack of knowledge of the area. They will give you easy access to the best spots of the moment.

Fishing techniques include:

  • Trolling: Trolling of lures or spoons is a common and enjoyable method, allowing the fisherperson to enjoy a day's fishing while still cruising the lake shore for wildlife.
  • Bottom fishing using bait: This method is usually the most productive and more than a dozen species are commonly caught on a day out. This usually involves starting out at the crack of dawn to purchase bait from local kapenta fishermen returning after a night's fishing.
  • Fly fishing: While still untouched by the fly fishing community, Tanganyika offers unparalled freshwater fly fishing. Fairly heavy rods and fast sinking line are essential with nile perch, nkupi and tigerfish most commonly sought.
  • Spinning: From either the rocky shores or the comfort of your boat, this technique can be extremely exciting as the crystal clear waters allows you to see the fish as they take the lures.
  • Spearfishing: This is used by divers with experience and their own equipment.

Take a trip to one of Zambia’s fishing destinations and experience the very best fishing. Whether it be an individual or group fishing day trip, Zambian operators cater to your unique requirements, providing an ultimate fishing adventure. When you book a fishing trip, operators focus on making sure that you have the most enjoyable time possible, guides make sure your activity is safe, fun and memorable.