The 'Best of Barotse' - A 5 night fishing safari

Brief Safari Overview

Dates: Any 5 nights from June - November   |   Group size: 8 anglers

Combining the Barotse Floodplains and the Lungwebungu River truly gives you the ‘best of Barotse’ – the trophy tigers and quality accommodation of Matoya with the river exploration of Lungwebungu in 1 trip

Day 1: LANSERIA - LIVINGSTONE - LUKULU

Arrival at Matoya Lodge

Accommodation will be at Matoya Lodge which has 6 twin bedded permanent chalets that look out on the Zambezi River. Each chalet has two three-quarter beds with individual mosquito nets. Bathrooms are fitted with a washbasin, flushing toilet and shower with hot and cold water. Electricity is supplied to the Lodge via a state-of-the-art solar system, which has a generator as back- up

Day 2 - 5: the Barotse Floodplains

A Typical Day in the Barotse floodplains

The sole attraction for visiting the Barotse floodplains is to catch trophy tigerfish and bream. These waters consistently deliver the largest tigers and bream in Southern Africa and so each day is spent in pursuit of this quest. After an early morning start with coffee, it's out on the Zambezi for the morning's fishing. We will often break for brunch or lunch on a sandbar or back in the lodge where you can have a dip in the pool. However the afternoon session is best enjoyed again back on the river until sunset!

day 2 - 5: The barotse floodplains

Fishing the Barotse Floodplains

The tiger fishing on the Barotse floodplains is arguably the best on offer in Southern Africa. The camp record is 22lbs and the tigers in these water are some of the largest available. We target these fish on lures (trolling and spinning), on fly and with live bait and anglers have an excellent chance of capturing the personal best fish here.

Day 5: MATOYA - LUKULU - LANSERIA

Final Day and Departure

This morning there is time for a final short fish before you need to settle your bar account and jump in the boats back to the Lukulu harbour to return homewards.

Fishing Tackle Required

PROVIDED IN CAMP

Basic bait fishing rods

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

Shimano Tiger Tamer is a good option. 8/9 weight fast action fly rod

PROVIDED IN CAMP

Basic coffee grinders – Shimano. No fly reels.

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

We always recommend clients to bring their own reels – good quality smooth action coffee grinder reels or small Penn’s are recommended.

PROVIDED IN CAMP

#4 Piano wire and #10 power swivels.

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

35lb Knot 2 Kinky – a very good knot-able wire that doesn’t kink. #10 power swivels.

PROVIDED IN CAMP

9cm & 11cm Rapala floating magnums

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

Additional rapalas (X-Rap range) or a new brand like the

Oarsome Oargee’s.

PROVIDED IN CAMP

20-25lb nylon monofilament. No fly lines.

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

Braid if you prefer this – we recommend Power Pro of about 40lb strength. 8/9 weight fast sinking or fast sinking tip fly line.

PROVIDED IN CAMP

A small selection of effzetts.

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

18g and 22g double bladed copper effzetts.

PROVIDED IN CAMP

A small selection of Mepps

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

Mepps or Tiger Spinners

PROVIDED IN CAMP

None provided.

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

Heavily weighted, sparsely dressed flies like clousers or whistlers in natural colours with a bit of flash.

PROVIDED IN CAMP

Bait hooks provided.

SUGGESTED EXTRAS TO BRING

Live bait traces

Total Cost:

5 night packages available.Contact us for pricing.

INCLUDES:

  • All accommodation including brunch, high tea and dinner
    All guided fishing with limited tackle provided.
    20l of fuel per boat per day.
  • Drinking water and teas and coffee.
  • Laundry
  • Return charter flights from Lanseria.

EXCLUDES:

Fly fishing equipment
All Drinks
Travel Insurance
Gratuities.

Email James to enquire about this safari