2 holidays for the cost of one !!
It is no exaggeration to say that we are the UK’s experts in arranging trips to Africa for Tigerfish, and have been for the last 30 years. We have excellent relationships with the best lodges and this is reflected in the amount of return visitors we have.
Our lodge on the Lower Zambezi is widely renowned as being one of the best in the area, not only for the exceptional fishing, but the quality of the accommodation and service as well as the outstanding local wildlife.
This lodge is probably the location that is most suited to trips for both anglers and partners, each day can be individually customised, at no extra cost according to what you would like to do. If you want to fish all day long then do this, a lie in, cooked breakfast and fishing, no problem, fish in the morning and return for lunch, game drive in the afternoon, consider it done. Or spend the whole day viewing the fantastic game that is available literally on your doorstep. On my recent trip we had elephants, civets, servals, honey badger, hippos, hyena and leopard in the lodge area !!
Our vast experience also means that we can tailor all of our trips accordingly to take in the iconic Victoria Falls or add game viewing according to requirements. For the uninitiated the tiger fish is probably Africa’s finest and most awesome game fish. For sheer aggression – pound for pound – it must rank as one of the world’s most powerful freshwater species and the Zambezi is full of them! The tiger possesses a ferocious set of 18 large, triangular razor sharp teeth enclosed in a bony head and is distinctive by its black/blue lateral tiger stripes with bright yellow and red caudal fin.
Note : All of the photos on this page are our customers on my most recent hosted trip.
On the Lower Zambezi River
Tiger fish in the 5 – 22 lbs range plus predatory bream, vundu and sharptooth catfish
Primarily you will be fishing with livebaits and fillets but will also be using medium and heavy weight spinning rods and and fixed spool reels or baitcasters, with 2500 – 5000 size fixed spool or multipliers and 30 – 50 lbs braid. There will be the opportunity to fish trolling lures, spinners and spoons and also baitfishing for the Vundu catfish. Limited amount of tackle is available at the lodge
Shirts & shorts & a wide brimmed hat. 80 to 90 degrees, Very hot during peak season
September – February
Luxury riverside lodges with flushing toilets and showers
Usual for tropical Africa. An anti malaria course is essential – seek professional advice2
DAY 1 :
Overnight flight from LHR to Dubai. 20:40 >> 06:35
DAY 2 :
Dubai >> Lusaka 09:25 >> 14:35
Lusaka >> Private airstrip. Private charter approx. 15:30 ( 30 minutes ) and onward short transfer to Baines River Camp.
All Inclusive Accommodation at this luxurious lodge.
DAYS 3 – 9:
Awaken to the unique sounds of the bush! Guided fishing 2 to a boat. Start the day with coffee and a light snack before the first fishing session begins on the mighty Zambezi River.
After a mornings session return to the lodge for a late breakfast / brunch and a brief siesta if required to avoid the midday sun. After this set out for the afternoon sessions before returning to the lodge to watch the incredible African sunset and listen to the bush come alive whilst dinner is being prepared for you.
Indulge in a few sundowners and recount the days activities, and plan the next day.
Because you are fishing in a national park the wildlife is exceptional and watching it from the river provides a completely different perspective however you can always decide to spend one, or more of your days taking part in a game drive / safari, at no extra cost.
After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge take a private charter flight to Lusaka to catch your return flight to LHR via Dubai.
Lusaka to Dubai 21:35 >> 06:30
Dubai to Heathrow 07:45 >> 12:25
Given the current situation please contact us directly to confirm prices but as a rough guide expect to pay between £5,300 and £5,800 per person.
This includes All Inclusive accommodation at the lodge ( max 2 to a room ), all transfers, charter
and international flights, 7 days fishing, ( max 2 to a boat ) and all park fees.
Contact us directly for more information and a tailored itinerary.
Escorted group trips incur no extra costs, unlike some other operators, contact us for dates of these trips.
A visa will be required on entry to Zambia but this will be advised when itinerary confirmed.