Sekoma Island Lodge is located 95km West of Livingstone, Zambia and 4km North of Kasane, Botswana at the far eastern point of the Caprivi Strip. The island lies on the Zambezi River border with Namibia. The Island offers elephant refuge in the Sekoma forest, which teems with indigenous birds, fauna and flora.
Meals are served outdoors in the evening under the stars around the fire pit of the main boma. A second fireplace it situated close to the communal area so that guests can sit around the fire in winter, warming their hands, while waiting to start the day's fishing.
The communal guest area shelters the bar, undercover dining area and lounge. The deck in front is a great place to relax with a sundowner in hand after a hard days fishing.
Sekoma is an uninhabited island in the Zambezi River, upstream of Victoria Falls in the eastern point of the Caprivi. As the waters are only navigable by dug out boat with the exception of the northern point guests to Sekoma Island Lodge have traversing exclusivity and access to the more than 70 species of fish that can be found including the Tiger fish.
Sekoma Island Lodge is situated on the Zambian side of the Mambova Rapids on a stretch of river that experiences annual flooding. The Zambezi and Chobe offers every fisherman wonderful opportunities. This phenomenon acts as a stocking system where the area becomes home to a large variety of insects, crustaceans, flora and of course, fish. The formidable tiger fish is world-renowned for being a fierce, hard-fighting fish that has a reputation of being the toughest freshwater fish to pursue.
After the first rains birds descend on the island, large flocks of Green Pigeon and Trumpeter Hornbills swoop the canopies, feasting on figs. The Trumpeter Hornbill can be heard for miles with its baby-like cry. During the low-water season Rock Pratincoles can be spotted raising their families on the large rocks at the centre of the rapids. Migratory birds can be seen during the summer months when birds from all over the world flock to the region to breed.
Raptors are well represented on the island, with the African Fish Eagle the most prolific bird of prey. The Pel's Fishing Owl has also found a safe haven in the forest on Sekoma Island. Our guides at Sekoma Island Lodge have an outstanding knowledge of the fauna and flora, they will be more than happy to take you for a tour of the island or on a river cruise.
Game viewing does not get better than this. Close-up encounters with wildlife on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers. In the dryer months, from September to November, the area teems with herds of elephants crossing the Chobe River. There is plentiful variety of game grazing on the open floodplains: