Barotse Floodplains Safari

A 5 night mobile safari down the remote Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains overnighting on beautiful white sandy islands.

Fishing Safari Overview

Drifting down 140km of the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains targeting trophy tigerfish and largemouth bream on fly and lure, we get to explore some of the most remote tiger fishing water available. Due to the size and remoteness of Lungwebungu, we never fish the same beat of the river for 2 days running and start the mobile safari 140km upstream of Lukulu harbour giving us about 30km of water of water a day to fish and explore. Spend your days drifting down this hidden river in Barotse working structures and drop offs for the trophy fish before arriving at a pre-setup mobile camp on a pristine white sandy beach. We start our fishing about 140kms up the Lungwebungu and finish in Lukulu harbour.

What you will love about this trip:
Quailty Fishing

You’ll have 140kms of the Lungwebungu River to yourself  which hasn’t been fished since 2016! ANd whats better is that only 6 groups will fish it in 2020 so you are assured of targeting quality trophy tigers and bream.

Minimal Disturbance

This trip is only possible due to the fact that there are NO hippos on the Lungwebungu – it also has numerous sandy beaches and islands which make for perfect overnight stops.

Fully Mobile Fishing Trip

Our support team moves ahead of you each day to setup the next camp so the only thing you need to worry about is where to make the next cast!

Trip Duration

5 nights

Group size

6 ppl per group

Travel Dates

July – August 2020

Number of Groups

6 groups

Where does it take place?

This trip takes place on the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains

“Brilliant fishing, guiding and hosting within a wilderness experience.” 

– Geoff McGyver

Daily Itinerary: Day 1

The Barotse Floodplain Float Safari begins with an early morning departure from Lanseria (if using our charter) and after landing in Lukulu, Western Zambia, we cross the Lukulu pontoon and head off for 3,5 hours to our first launch site. Here, we meet the boats and after our support team has taken your luggage, you should be able to enjoy 2-3 hours fishing on the first afternoon

Daily Itinerary: Day 2 – 5

The days begin early with some proper coffee around the fire with oats porridge and rusks. We then depart our beach and fish the bends and drop offs of the Lungwebungu before meeting for a brunch in the shade of the gazebo on a beach near a shallow sand bar for a swim. We then continue downstream until we reach our overnight spot. The support team would have gone ahead and setup camp, bucket showers and toilets so we will arrive, enjoy a shower and drinks and dinner beneath the stars.

“Thanks again – this was ****ing fantastic! Difficult to improve!”

– Louis Boezaart

Day 6: Departure Day

Our last overnight spot is 11km from Lukulu harbour so we have a final few hours drifting and fishing down the Zambezi before meeting the vehicle at the harbour and preparing to depart from Lukulu by our private charter.

“An unforgettable fishing excursion! I was very much impressed with the whole set up… the service and hospitality is simple the best!”

– Dirk Van Niekerk

What you need to know about fishing Barotse:

Remote, private Upper Zambezi water with numerous islands, rapids, deep channels and flooded structure to fish, Mutemwa is probably best fished in March, April, August, September, November and December. The primary means of fishing here is with lures and spinners and tigers up to 18lbs have been caught. The beauty of Mutemwa is that the distance from Livingstone means the water is private and shared with only one other little campsite so you guaranteed to have the water to yourself. Day trips and overnight combinations with the Sioma Falls really adds variety to the fishing here and all fishing is 2 per boat on superb, large ali boats.

Available Space & Group Dates:

We have 3 GROUP departures left across July and August 2020:

COST: R40’000 pps for the 5 night trip

*Includes CHARTER FLIGHT from Lanseria. (This can be removed if unnecessary)

Rates will Include: 

Return charter fiight, sharing accommodation, all meals, teas and coffee, laundry, unlimited guided fishing with unlimited fuel, selection of fishing tackle, day trips to Sioma Falls, boat cruises, birding, canoeing and village visits.

Rates will exclude:

Flights and road transfers, drinks, broken or lost fishing tackle.


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