Sioma Barotse Fishing Safari

A 5 night fishing package combining two different camps on two different parts of the Zambezi River

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An overview of the Sioma Barotse Fishing Safari Package

This safari takes place  in Barotseland,Western Zambia. It begins with 1 or 2 nights at a lodge before setting off upriver fishing all day to the Sioma Falls (the second largest Falls on the Zambezi). Whilst you are fishing upriver, we drive around and setup a mobile safari camp on a remote beach below the falls where you spend the next 2 or 3 nights fishing the deep gorge water for the large tigers lurking below. You will then fish all the way back down to the lodge for the last night. This trip covers 80km of the Zambezi River and offers an incredibly wide range of water – islands, drop offs, deep channels, riffles, big rapids and eddies! This means that guys who want to troll, cast spoons or jigs, throw flies or even drift a fillet can all do so knowing that they are in for a great chance of connecting with the large tiger fish that live in this stretch of river.

Video © Andrew Todd, December 2020

What will you love about the Sioma Barotse fishing safari?

The three most talked about ‘highlights’ from this trip include:

1. Variety of water

This 80km stretch of the Zambezi changes from wide and slow flowing to deep and charging through the gorge meaning there is a variety of water to fish in many ways.

2. experience 2 camps

Combine your first and last night in the comfort of Mutemwa Lodge with your middle ‘fishing nights’ on a beautiful private beach.

Zambezi River Tiger Fishing Safaris
3. Minimal Fishing Pressure

We are the only commercial fishing operation that has access to the top 50km of this stretch of river meaning there is minimal fishing pressure and great exclusivity.

Travel Logistics: How to do you get to Mutemwa Lodge?

1. Fly to Mutemwa Airstrip

Fly in via charter plane from Livingstone, Zambia OR Lanseria, South Africa to Kabula airstrip.

2. fly and transfer

Drive in from Livingstone or Kasane Airports to the lodge after connecting with the daily commercial flights offered by SAA or BA. 

3. self drive

Self drive is possible from Botswana, Namibia, Livingstone or Lusaka. Contact us for directions.

Fishing at Sioma Falls: What you need to know 

The fishing at Sioma Falls is excellent and you stand a really good chance of catching a big tiger.

Your day of fishing to the Sioma Falls starts this morning. Fishing the deep channels and rapids all the way from Mutemwa Lodge, through the Top and Kaale Rapids to a beach below the Sioma Falls. There are some very deep channels and some excellent runs to fish for the large and aggressive tigerfish that lurk in these waters.  In terms of fishing tackle: Contact us before your trip for a suggested extras to bring – this is based on 15 years of fishing observations. New trends, equipment and items should always be considered.

our top 9 catches of 2019*:

*Due to COVID-19, Mutemwa Lodge did not operate for most of  2020.

Available Dates, Package Includes & Excludes

5 or 6 night trips are available between March & December

Package rate will Include: 

Sharing accommodation, all meals, teas and coffee, laundry, unlimited guided fishing with UNLIMITED fuel, selection of fishing tackle.

Package rate will exclude:

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

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 James Williams
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