Fishing on the Zambezi River

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If you’re a fishing enthusiast, a trip to the Zambezi River is an absolute must-do

The Zambezi River is not only the life source of Mana Pools but an invitation for an exciting Mana Pools Canoeing and Fishing trips. Between January and November, one can embark on a canoeing expedition on the Zambezi River. Led by a professional guide, one can get up close and personal with a variety of wildlife and countless bird species in the water and on the shoreline. You can also try your hand at Mana Pools fishing, exploring the more remote corners of the Zambezi River. 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.

With around 75 different fish species, including the highly sought-after Tiger Fish, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. During your fishing expedition, you may also have the chance to encounter African Pike, Barbel, Upper Zambezi Yellow Fish, Bream, or Tilapia. However, the big reward in these waters is the elusive Tiger Fish. Known for its fierce fight and impressive size, the Tiger Fish is a prize catch that anglers from around the world dream of landing. The Upper Zambezi River is one of the world’s finest Tigerfishing destinations, making it an experience not to be missed.

For those looking to consume their catch, Bream and Tilapia are excellent options. These species are abundant in the Zambezi River and are a popular local delicacy. Our expert guides will show you the best techniques for catching these delicious fish, and even give you tips on how to prepare them for a traditional African meal.

Simwenge Fishing Lodge
Simwenge Fishing Lodge

But the fishing experience is not just about catching fish. The Zambezi River is a stunningly beautiful location, and a fishing trip is the perfect opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. You’ll be surrounded by incredible natural beauty, with the chance to spot a variety of bird species, hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife as you cast your line.

So, whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, a fishing trip on the Zambezi River is an experience that you’ll never forget. With the opportunity to catch the elusive Tiger Fish or enjoy a delicious local meal of Bream or Tilapia, combined with the stunning scenery and wildlife, it’s an experience that you simply can’t miss.

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