Upper Zambezi Safari

A 3, 4 or 5 night tiger fishing safari at Chobe River Lodge

Fishing Safari Overview

As much as exploring remote fisheries in the middle of nowhere is amazing, sometimes what you really need is a great fishing fix and you need it quickly. The Upper Zambezi and Chobe fisheries provide that with their accessibility to major airports and short to medium length road transfers to get you fishing. However, in keeping with our ethos of offering authentic and quality trips, we have still been selective in choosing our Upper Zambezi trips and the below is one option (of 2 Upper Zambezi options) which in our opinion, are the best on offer.

What you will love about this trip:
Quality & Variety

You’ll appreciate the service of a quality lodge and access to a variety of water fished with bait, fly or lure depending on the season.

Wildlife & Fishing Combo

You’ll love the fact that you can see game whilst fishing OR that your non-fishing partner can enjoy game viewing cruises whilst you fish

Easily Accessible

You’ll love fishing trips that are easy to access where you can be fishing on the first afternoon after a short flight.

Trip Duration

3, 4, or 5 nights

Group size

2 – 16 people

Ideal months

Months here

Fishing Style


Where does it take place?

Your Chobe & Upper Zambezi Fishing Safari will take place at Ichinog Chobe River Lodge. To get here you, you will catch a flight to Kasane (not included in this package) where you will be met by our representatives and transferred by road and boat to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge where you will spend the next 4 or 5 nights experiencing the best in Chobe and Upper Zambezi tiger fishing and hospitality.

Day 1

Upon arrival in Kasane at approximately, you will clear customs and then be met by the Ichingo representatives (they will have a board with your name on) who will transfer you to the Kasane Immigration Office. After declaring yourself out of Botswana, you will then båe transferred by boat to Impalila Island where you will check into Namibia and then into Ichingo Chobe River Lodge for a 4 night stay on a fully inclusive basis. The transfer is expected to take about 15-20 minutes.

Days 2 – 4

You will spend 2 /3 nights at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge –  a secluded, luxury hideaway that provides the perfect platform for those wanting to explore the Chobe / Victoria Falls region and to experience all of the activities that are available in this diverse corner of Africa.

Departure Day

This morning after breakfast and an early check out of Ichingo Chobe River Lodge you will be able to fish until 09.00 when you will be transferred by boat to the Impalila Island immigration office where you will check out of Namibia. Thereafter, you will be transferred by boat to the Kasane Immigration Office where you will check back into Botswana. You will then be collected and transferred to Kasane airport to connect with your international flight back to Johannesburg.

Fishing Information

A great spot for lures, fly fishing and drifting bulldogs, we find the Ichingo waters fish their best in May, June, July and August when the annual Caprivi floodplains are receding and the baitfish are being washed back into the main channels. Fishing 2 per boat with access to excellent water and a variety of structure, the fishing around Ichingo is highly recommended. Nembwe are also caught from time to time in this region and for thos who want a break from the fishing, a water based game viewing cruise on the Chobe River usually guarantees great wildlife sightings.

Available Set-Dates

This trip is available between February – December

Rates will Include: 

All meals, All house wines and beers, soft drinks and water, All guided fishing with equipment supplied, unlimited fuel and fishing licenses, All water based safari activities including game viewing by boat and birding, All accommodations for 4 nights mentioned on the basis above, Complimentary laundry services, Return boat transfers between Kasane Immigration offices and the lodges, Return road transfers from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Offices., All park fees and tourism levies

Rates will exclude:

Travel Insurance, Lost or broken fishing equipment. Land based game viewing. Flights Gratuities. Premium brand drinks and spirits.


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