All the amenities at Shackletons are located on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River, in beautiful grounds with rolling lawns, a huge variety of magnificent trees and abundant birdlife. providing guests with unparalleled vistas of the river.
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the sun downer deck re-collecting the day's events hunting Africa's most spectacular and sought-after game fish. The swimming pool, provides welcome relief after a hard day catching and boating the fearless tiger fish.
Sit around the river-side fire pit after dinner sipping a night cap or a cup of coffee and discussing tactics for the next morning's tiger fishing adventure. Enjoy a quiet cup of tea or coffee in the riverside lounge or catch up on some of the early Zambezi River adventures from books in our library.
Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge is home to record and trophy tigerfish, bream and catfish.
Tigerfish, the so-called 'striped water dog', are one of strongest kilogram-for-kilogram fighters. The fish attacks from the side at speeds of up to 50 kph, then turn their bait around and swallow it headfirst. The tiger fish’s ability to bite through a lure with their razor-sharp teeth makes them an extremely exciting fish to catch. The lodge also offers a wide variety of trophy-sized bream and tilapia species, including: Nembwe, Thinface and Humpback Largemouth Bream; Redbreast, Threespot and Greenhead Tilapia; and Pink and green bream.
The lodge offers fishing boats that are ideal for fly fishing, ranging in size from 14' to 26'. The lodge allows two anglers per boat. Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge provides guests with fishing tackle, except fly fishing tackle that is suitable for catching the fearless tiger fish on the Zambezi River. Guests are also welcome to bring their own fishing tackle.
Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge promotes a catch and release policy to preserve the fish resources of the upper Zambezi River. The lodge allows fish to be removed from the water to be weighed and photographed, provided the fish are handled carefully.