DATES: April – Early June
DURATION: 4 or 5 nights
The Kwamashi FishingExperience
Every year we run our Barotse mobile fishing safaris on remote and exclusive rivers in Zambia’s Western Province. These rivers offer some of the finest tiger and bream fishing available in Southern Africa. During April/May, we will be hosting 6 groups in the far western reaches of the Kwando River. Here we will be setting up our traditional mobile fishing safari camp with all the creature comforts on a private piece of land on the floodplain. Details of this experience can be seen below
Where does it take place?
The Kwamashi fishing safari takes place on the Kwando River – located in the south western region of Barotseland.
How do you get to Kwamashi?
Kwamashi is accessed from Mutemwa Lodge – which is the base for Royal Barotse Safaris. Your options for getting there are as follows:
What is the accommodation like?
Accommodation will be in mobile safari camps which are built up from scratch every year and then broken down completely at the end of the season. Each angler will have their own 3m x 3m bow tent with a proper bed, linen, towelling, bedside tables and solar lanterns. The 2 ablution blocks are equipped with hot water, high pressure showers, sinks and flushing toilets. We dine beneath the stars and trees and our “lounge” remains the ring of comfy lounge safari chairs around the roaring fire looking over the floodplain
What else do you need to know about fishing Kwamashi
July 2015 was the first time this part of the river called the “Kwamashi” by locals was ever fished and it was superb. All the anglers commented on how much harder and longer the tigers fought for when compared to the Zambezi tigers. However, it is important to note that this is not a MONSTER tigerfish destination (ie. unlikely to find fish over 15 lbs). What it does offer is fantastic, consistent action for hard fighting fish in the 6-14 lb range who are very keen on lures and flies with Fat Raps and Effzetts being very effective. When the water is high, drift baiting can also be excellent.The bream fishing is superb with good catches of nembwe, 3 spot, thinface, humpback and redbreast bream all recorded. An ideal venue for fishing with lures, spinners and fly. We have had 4 boats enter the “100 Club” – over 100lbs of fish caught on lures or fly off one boat in one fishing day.