The mighty Zambesi River, forming the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is home to the renowed Tiger Fish – the ultimate in fishing experience. From September to December the sought after tigerfish are active in their run upstream in the Zambesi river and clients can try their hand at bringing in a trophy–size tiger fish. Two areas particularly lend themselves to optimum Tiger Fishing.
The Place of the Hippo “along the banks of the lower Zambesi River, 18 kms from the Lower Zambesi National Park in Zambia in the Chiawa Game Management Area. It is an outdoor retreat where animals roam casually through the camp. The luxury lodges, each with en- suite facilities, are on raised wooden decks overlooking the river. Boats and fishing tackle are provided but you are welcome to bring your own fishing tackle with.
Chewore Safari area is a National Parks concession and a World Heritage site situated in the north west of Zimbabwe. The natural boundaries of this territory are the Zambezi River in the North and the Zambezi Escarpment in the South. The flow to the Zambezi Valley flood plains is almost completely controlled by the Kariba Dam, which is approximately 200km upstream from Chewore. Chewore has approximately 45km of Zambesi river frontage, of which about 25km is made up of the steep-sided Mapapa Gorge. With 45 km of river frontage there are ample opportunity to ensure your catch is the big one. You will be assisted by experienced fishing guides in one of the eighteen foot Voyager pontoon boats from the USA, all with their own drivers, fishing rods, tackle and fuel. Whether you choose to spin for tigers or lure them with fresh bait, you won't be disappointed. There are plenty of other species to test your skills, from Chessa, Nkupe, Bottlenose, Cornish Jack and delicious Bream.
Both areas are associated with the “catch and release system”, which ensures an enormous number of fish in the river all year round. Only very large trophy fish are allowed to be kept for mounting. A good photo or video shot of the catch and a fibre glass mount of the same size fish, (which we can arrange for you), is very acceptable to clientele. A minimum of four people per pontoon. Even if only two people are visiting the camp, they would be expected to share a boat with others if the camp is full. If the camp is not full, staff will do their utmost to accommodate the clients needs.
Fishing clients are accommodated in a thatched fishing lodge of 8 en-suite chalets, which are situated on grassy banks of the mighty Zambezi River under towering Acacia trees.
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