Fishing in Zimbabwe

Fishing in Mana Pools

Armed with curiosity, focus and dedicated attention, drop a line in the water on an exhilarating fishing expedition in Zimbabwe. This remarkable African safari destination offers countless fishing opportunities as the Zambezi River ebbs and flows for more than 2 500 kilometres through the landscape.

The Zambezi River is not only the life source of Mana Pools National Park, but an invitation for exciting fishing in Zimbabwe. While the world on the surface may appear calm, the frantic activity below presents an aquatic wonderworld. And whether you are a mere novice or an expert angler, fishing in Zimbabwe is an experience not to be missed.

Species like the impressive tigerfish and vundu, a type of catfish, are up for catch-and-release while other popular hooks include those for bream, tilapia and African pike. It is especially the formidable sharp-tooth tiger fish that make Mana Pools one of the best fishing spots in the Lower Zambezi Valley.

Fishing in Binga

Located on the western end of Lake Kariba’s southern shore, Binga is known for its fishing and boating. Participate in an authentic Zimbabwe fishing expedition and stand the chance to reel in some of the most sought-after species on Lake Kariba. These include tiger fish, bream, tilapia, catfish, barbel and vundu.

Fishing in Zimbabwe can also be part of your Kariba houseboat safari. Head out in one of the smaller tender boats with the captain of the Sovereign Houseboat after a light continental breakfast, find a quiet spot tied to a tree, sipping on a coffee and fish for your dinner. Try fishing for the famed tiger fish or the indigenous bream (tilapia) whilst listening out for the iconic Lake Kariba fish eagle’s cry.

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