Fishing Safaris

Highlights: 
Fishing Safaris are available in areas such as the Upper and Lower Zambezi valley, and of course Lake Kariba to name a few. Highly trained fishing guides will take you into the deep waters, so relax or make a small competition as see if you can beat them!

About Fishing Safaris in Zimbabwe

Options:
Full day fishing trips - 8hours
Half day fishing trips - 4hours
 
Lake Kariba
Good fishing occurs throughout the year but best time for tiger fishing is September/October.
Lake Kariba is every fisherman's dream destination and anglers come from all over the world to test their skills against the ferocious tiger.

Explore the lake on a houseboat - fun for the whole family - superb fishing - great relaxation - great place.
 
Zambezi River
- Lower Zambezi (Below Kariba)
- Upper Zambezi (Upstream of Victoria Fall)
January on the floodplains is the breeding time for a variety of species ranging from robbers and Babbles to Bulldogs and Bream. As the water levels continue to rise, reaching their highest in May, try fly fishing over the months of May, June and July

Best times to go
On the Lower and Upper Zambezi the months of May, June and July are best using lure and feather. By May the river has reached its highest level over the floodplains and starts to empty into its main channel.

Mid January on the floodplains sees such species as barbs and bream feeding and breeding. Before the water levels drop they must make their way into the main channel.

The Tiger fish, and other predatory fish such as the Nembwe, Bream and sharp tooth Catfish, feed on these “baitfish”. In June there is a mass exodus of these baitfish, moving down stream to areas of more cover and structure. This movement causes “bait balls” to be formed and they separate from the safety of the clay bank edges and move out into deeper waters.

As the water level drop from August to November, so the targeting of shallow water tigers becomes more of a reality from the confines of wooden dugout Mokoro.

This is truly the most natural way of fishing for tiger fish, also lending itself to great bird watching and the feeling of really being one with the river.
By the end of November the rainy season starts, and water levels start to steadily rise again, bringing with it dirty water and an end to fly fishing the Zambezi

Discover:

  • The amazing Tiger Fish, one of the top fresh water fighters in the world.
  • Watch Elephants swim and Lions Hunt whilst catching the mighty `Tiger'!
  • Camping in wild and remote areas where you will likely be the only Fisher person around, no crowds, no vehicles, no one else except you and nature

Fishing boats rentals
Whether you're into tournament bass fishing or looking forward to a lazy day of relaxation with your friends, we have a fishing boat to meet your needs. From Pro Bass Boats, Fishing Tri-toons to Fishing Deck boats choose from several categories. Rent for a half day; or rent a full day and have the option of keeping your boat over-night! We also offer multi-day discounts and group rates.

We can also provide a fishing guide with prior reservation and will customize a package that best suits your individual needs.

Tour Categories: 
Fishing
This Tour Explores: 
Lake Kariba and Lower Zambezi
Lake kariba
Kariba
Victoria Falls