Sioma Falls Fishing Safari

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

A 2-in-1 Fishing Experience

If you have ever fished with a group of people, you will know there is always that one person who wants to fish in a different way or fish somewhere else. Well this is the trip to take them on! The Sioma Barotse trip spans 80km of the Zambezi River and offers an incredibly wide range of water – islands, drop offs, deep channels, riffles, big rapids and eddies – it’s all there! 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 tigers that live in this stretch of river.

What you will love about this trip:
 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 Camps

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

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.

The Sioma Experience: Safari Overview

The Sioma Fishing Safari takes place in Barotseland but not on the Barotse floodplains. It begins with 1 or 2 nights at Mutemwa Lodge before you set 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 Mutemwa for the last night.

Ideal Dates

Jul, Aug, Dep, Nov & Dec

Trip Duration

5 – 6 nights

People per group

4 – 12 people

Children Allowed


Where does it take place?

The 5 night trip begins 80km downstream at Mutemwa Lodge in the Upper Zambezi where you spend the first night. The next day you begin fishing upstream all the way to the base of the Falls.

Day 1

Your Sioma Barotse Experience will begin at Mutemwa Lodge, where you will have access to about 30 – 60km of the Upper Zambezi. The water here is wide and shallow with shallow rapids and islands.

Days 2 – 4

The next day you begin fishing upstream all the way to the base of the Ngonye or Sioma Falls. Whilst you are fishing, we drive around and setup a fully functional mobile safari camp on a private white beach below the Falls. Your next few days will be spent fishing the deep channels and rapids around the falls

Departure Day

After breakfast, you will head out with the boats again for the fishing journey downstream back to Mutemwa Lodge from the Sioma Falls.

Fishing Information

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

The camp overlooks an expanse of “coral white” beach and the basalt black cliffs which harness the mighty Zambezi River. 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. Packed lunches and coolboxes are supplied. In terms of fishing tackle: We offer the attached list of suggested extras as a guideline, based on 15 years of fishing observations. New trends, equipment and items should always be considered.

Available Set-Dates

5 or 6 night trips are available anytime from July to December (excluding October when we are running Kwamashi) from 4 to 12 people.

Rates will Include: 

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

Rates will exclude:

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


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