Fishing

Angle Zambia offers half and full day fishing excursions on the Zambezi River (above Victoria Falls or at Barotse Tiger Camp) . Whether you are the serious angler, recreational fisherman or the first timer, Angle Zambia's boat charters make an exciting fishing safari!
Renowned tiger fish is rated as the finest sporting and fighting fish in the world
Fish in the Zambezi River near the Victoria Falls
Fish for Vundu, giant catfish which are only found below the Victoria Falls

Tiger fishing in the Zambezi River - Barotse Tiger Camp

Fish in the Zambezi River near the Victoria Falls, an experience that makes a unique fishing safari. With experienced and knowledgeable guides the Angle Zambia team can take you to the best fishing areas on the Zambezi River to satisfy your thirst for action! Tiger fish in the Zambezi River are the species that everyone wants to catch, but you can also expect to catch a huge variety of other fish such as yellow-belly bream and Vundu a giant catfish (heterobranchis longifilis) which are only found below the Victoria Falls. The whole concept of catching Vundu below these Livingstone falls spells one huge adventure!

The renowned tiger fish is rated by many anglers as the finest sporting and fighting fish in the world. It has one quest and that is to elude capture. It has a cunning ability to escape lure and bait and this makes the tiger a worthy and magnificent fish to catch. And the Zambezi River is full of these sort after tiger fish. Anglers from all over the world never tire of tackling the tiger. There's the thrill of the chase, the fight, viewing its hard bony jaws and razor sharp teeth and having the satisfaction of having won the battle.

The Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is about 2,700 Kilometres from source to mouth and is the river to explore for many on an African fishing safari. It is the fourth longest river in Africa, after the Nile, Congo and Niger rivers, and the largest river flowing into the Indian Ocean. Predictably it offers a diverse and exciting fishing safari experience. The Zambezi River's most spectacular feature is the Victoria Falls or Mosi oa tunya which means the Smoke that Thunders. This is the world's largest waterfall and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls is a vision of energetic splendour, a captivating reminder of the sheer power of nature. As you fish you can take in the breath-taking and varied scenery along the Zambezi River, while viewing a huge variety of wildlife from the territorial hippo to the soaring eagle. Enjoy churning rapids through to the serenity of a gentle flowing river.

The Angle Zambia service

The aim is to create a memorable day (or days if you choose) on the Zambezi for visiting anglers with fishing boat charters to die for. This is an opportunity to tell of the most exciting catch ever or 'the big one that got away' if it comes to it! After all, even the most experienced angler will tell you that fishing is completely unpredictable. After transfer to one of Angle Zambia's launch sites, you will have a safety briefing and then you will be taken to the water in pursuit of adventure with Angle Zambia's fishing boat charters! To protect local natural resources a catch and release policy is in place. Clients are encouraged to take photographs to capture those memorable moments. Fly fisherman are also catered for as well as any other individual requirements. Angle Zambia's central booking office is in Livingstone town. The team of highly competent consultants will gladly arrange all your travel and accommodation arrangements for your African fishing safari. Livingstone is the adventure capital of Africa so other activities can be booked for you and an itinerary tailored to suite your individual requirements.

On the Zambezi River expect to catch

  • Tiger fish
  • Vundu
  • Yellow belly bream

Fishing excursion prices

  • Half day trip (morning or afternoon)- US$125 per person
  • Full day trip (including lunch)- US$255 per person

Half day fishing excursions on the Zambezi River

  • Mornings: 06:30 to 11:30 in summer
  • Mornings: 07:00 to 12:00 in winter
  • Afternoons: 14:00 to 19:00 in summer
  • Afternoons: 13:30 to 18:30 in winter

Fishing excursions on the Zambezi River include

  • Transfers to and from hotel and launch site
  • Equipment and tackle
  • Beers, soft-drinks, mineral water
  • Boat, fuel and guide

Further information for your Zambezi fishing trip

  • Minimum of two
  • Maximum of 16
  • Full day excursions available
  • Multiple day excursions available
  • Catch and release policy in place
  • Fly fishermen catered for on request
  • Children under 12 half price
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Indemnity must be signed
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • VISA, Master Card and American Express accepted
  • Accommodation, fishing and other activities can be booked for you

On your Zambezi River fishing trip please bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sun screen
  • Light cool clothing
  • Non slip shoes or sandals
  • Warm jacket for early mornings and late evenings

Safari camp

Stylish hospitality and tented luxury accommodation at Angle Zambia's Barotse Tiger Camp. You are guaranteed to enjoy unparalleled fishing adventures in one of the most pristine and remote freshwater fishing locations. This camp offers comfort within an ambiance of cool and rustic elegance.
Stay at Barotse Tiger Camp
Unparalleled guided fishing adventures
A great getaway for family and friends

Barotse Tiger camp

Rests upon the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, opposite the Liuwa Plains National Park, this tented camp offers guests an opulent and relaxing fusion of Afro-colonial chic, comprising a stylish bar and lounge tent and separate dining tent - the perfect settings in which to relax and enjoy sun-downers and fine cuisine prepared by their in-house chef after a long day of fishing on the Zambezi. Cool off in their stunning swimming pool overlooking the Zambezi or enjoy an ice cold cocktail watching the sunset at the end of a hot day.

Each of their six river-front tents are discretely situated within their own private setting, with unforgettable views across the Zambezi river and the Barotse Flood-plain. They come with single or double beds and have en-suite bathroom facilities. Beds are fitted with unobtrusive mosquito nets and the plush bathrooms provide guests hot and cold running water, flush toilets, marble basins and private out-door showers.

Barotse Tiger camp's chef uses the finest fresh ingredients to create a wide selection of traditional and contemporary cuisine. On your fishing excursion, you can take a gourmet picnic lunch with you, or they can meet you on the river for a full banquet complete with white linen tableware.

Contact information

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