Shackletons Fishing Lodge – Upper Zambezi, Zambia – 3 nights
Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge is situated on the upper Zambezi River in south-western Zambia near the village of Mwandi (meaning place of ‘plenty fish’). The Lodge is located in the flood plain region of the upper Zambezi River in Zambia. This places Shackletons Lodge right in the middle of ‘Tiger Country’, the premier venue for awesome tigerfish.
These rich tiger fishing grounds are less than 5 minutes by boat from the lodge.
Day 1: Arrive Livingstone
A Flame of Africa representative will collect and transfer you to Shackletons Fishing Lodge. The lodge is approx. 150km west of Livingstone.
This very special part of the upper Zambezi is ‘Tiger Country’ because of the floodplains. The river rises for 6 months of the year (December – May) to form the floodplains and recedes for the other 6 months of the year (June to November). The annual floods rejuvenate the river system around Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge. The river re-stocks itself with everything from crustaceans, to insects, to fish that go to the flood plains to feed and breed.
Day 2: Upper Zambezi
Early start to the beginning of your fishing adventure……… Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge is the ideal venue for fly fishing, spin and lure anglers of all levels to fish in a pristine habitat for Africa’s most spectacular and sought-after game fish, the fierce tigerfish. Shackletons Lodge is home to record and trophy tigerfish, bream and catfish.
Tigerfish, the so-called ‘striped water dog’, are one of strongest kilogram-for-kilogram fighters. Tigerfish attack from the side at speeds of up to 50 kph, then turn their bait around and swallow it headfirst. The tigerfish’s ability to bite through a lure with their razor-sharp teeth makes them an extremely exciting fish to catch.
After returning back to the lodge, enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the sun downer deck re-collecting the day’s events hunting Africa’s most spectacular and sought-after game fish.
Day 3: Upper Zambezi
More of the same…… Get out there and fight those bad boys!!!
Day 4: Depart Livingstone
Enjoy your last breakfast over looking the mighty Zambezi River before making your way back to the airport for your onward journey.
Why not stay for an extra night? A chance to experience the ‘other side’ of the Victoria Falls. Perhaps ride an elephant, enjoy a game drive or bungee jump? Canoe along the Zambezi or photograph the Falls from a helicopter? Ask about a range of options.
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