April, October and November

Lower Zambezi Fishing Safari

A 3, 4 or 5 night tiger fishing & wildlife Safari at Potato Bush Camp or Sausage Tree Camps

Safari Overview
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Brief Safari Overview

Our Lower Zambezi Fishing Safari is an awesome combination of fantastic wildlife, good tiger fishing and superb camp accommodation. Every year, as the temperatures rise in the Lower Zambezi, so the tigerfishing gets better and better. We book out either Potato Bush Camp or Chongwe River Camp for groups of 8 to 12 (camp depending) during October and November and from here, guests get to enjoy some of the best of Africa’s wildlife in conjunction with great fishing.


TRAVEL DATES:

April, October & November

DURATION:

3, 4 or 5 nights

ACCOMMODATION

Potato Bush Camp or Sausage Tree Camp

GROUP SIZE:

Max 10 ppl

1. Depart from Lusaka Airport  |  2. Charter flight to Jeki Aistrip  |  3. Boat Transfer to Potato Bush Camp

Day 1: Depart Johannesburg

Arrival in the Lower Zambezi National Park

Your Lower Zambezi Fishing Safari begins today and we suggest that you connect with the check in at 08.30am for a 10.30am departure on SAA 62 from OR Tambo International to Lusaka International Airport (this ticket is not included in the price but can be added if required). After clearing customs and collecting your luggage, your charter pilots will meet you for the charter into the Lower Zambezi National Park. Any passengers travelling on non SADC passports will need to purchase a VISA (current price is USD 5O per person).

Day  2 – 5: Lower Zambezi National Park

Potato Bush Camp

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, Potato Bush Camp boasts spectacular views over the river and the park's escarpment

3 Reasons you will love this venue

Fishing the Lower Zambezi

The Lower Zambezi is at best from a fishing perspective from September through to early December with April being a good month as well. Although fish can be caught throughout the year, these are the preferred months when the water is nice and warm.

Fishing the Lower Zambezi

The Lower Zambezi fishing experience is usually enjoyed by using a mixture of drift baiting and spinning. Drifting with tiger fillets or chessa fillets can be very productive and anglers need to wait for the fish to pick up run with the bait a bit before setting the hook. The wide channels and sandy drop offs make for ideal drift bait structure. Spinning is also a very good means of targeting tigerfish and casting plastic lures and spinners like the Tiger Spinner Copper and Red or Fire Tiger has always yielded great results. Of course the classic effzett copper spoon is also very effective for spinning as well. Lures should not exceed 9cm or dive too deep. Fly fishing can also be very productive with a fast sinking lines getting flies into the structure and over the drops offs quickly. The preferred colours for flies tend to vary from season to season.

Tiger fish are the dominant fish species here and have been caught up to 20lbs while there are also fantastic catches of vundu possible. Other notable species include chessa, bream and nkupe.

Safari Activities on offer

The best part about a visit to Sausage Tree and Potato Bush Camps is that they are located within the Lower Zambezi National Park and therefore, their fishing and wildlife encounters are far superior to those venues outside the Park and all park fees are included in the price. In addition to this, directly opposite the camps is Mana Pools National Park and therefore, you have protected wildlife land and fishing waters both up and downstream camp and on both sides of the river. Included in the rates are all game drives, canoe safaris, bush walks and boat cruises. At any point, you simply need to speak to your hosts and arrange these activities if you wish to do these instead of fishing.

Final Day

Following coffee and the morning’s activity, you will be able to enjoy a final breakfast.At 11.00am you will enjoy a final boat cruise followed by a game drive to meet your plane which will be waiting to depart at 11.45 for your 30 minute charter flight back to Lusaka. Thereafter, you will connect with your international flights homeward

Interested in booking this package?

Package cost will include:
4 nights accommodation, meals, safari activities, laundry and return charter flights from Lusaka to Royal or Jeki Airstrip

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