No trip to the Chobe or Zambezi rivers would be complete without trying your hand at fishing from a small boat and with this option you have a full day to achieve your goal.
These particular waters are home to the notorious Tigerfish that have teeth that could take your fingers off in a flash (but you won’t allow that to happen, will you!) Expect an almighty contest when you hook one of these mad fighters, as they leap and pull and jump again…a true delight for every serious or amateur angler. Tigers can be taken on fly or on the traditional spinner or spoon. Our fishing guides have grown up in this area and know exactly where to take you for the best options for landing one of these extraordinary fish.
We practice ‘capture and release’ for Tiger, but adopt the ‘hook and cook’ concept when going after the delicious fresh water bream (tilapia) that flourish in these tepid waters. Don’t forget camera batteries and enough memory to record unforgettable moments, as well as a large hat and sunscreen. We provide the rest…and you’ll have the happiest day out there on the Flood Plains or gliding down the mighty Zambezi. Tight lines!
|Transfers Included||Yes – Local Transfers from Kasane or Kazangula.|
|Drinks Included||Yes – Water, Soft Drinks and Local Beers|
|Lunch Included||BBQ (Braai) Cooked on board, fresh baked bread and salads.|
Includes: On the boat we carry soft drinks, local beers and bottled water. An experienced fishing guide will direct you to the popular fishing spots, which change with river levels and the seasons. We provide all the tackle you will need and take care of the required fishing licence. Later you proceed to Flame of Africa’s own floating The Raft Restaurant for a delicious barbecue-style lunch, served with home-baked bread, vegetables, salads and something sweet for after.
Excludes: Visa fees are extra if you are to be fishing in Namibian waters. Fishing takes place both on the Chobe River and along the Kasai Channel to the Zambezi River.
N.B. Lost tackle will be billed to you at cost price.
Enjoy: Trying your hand at catching the legendary Tigerfish and a barbecue lunch on The Raft Restaurant.
When: Daily departures throughout the year from the Cresta Mowana Resort in Kasane, Botswana.
Where: Your guide will await you at the entrance to the resort and then lead you down to our boat jetty directly below the hotel.
Time: Your all-day fishing safari begins 06:30, returning around 16:00.
Minimum guests: Min 3 guests allowed per boat.
What to Pack? Don’t forget your passport for possible venturing into Namibian waters. A wide-brimmed hat would be a main recommendation. Sunscreen and lip balm are more than helpful in these dry conditions and carrying ‘wet wipes’ are ideal for freshening up your face, neck and hands. Sunglasses will soften the glare – especially in the middle of the day. Do bring along small packets of tissues. In cooler months (periodically late May through September) we advise bringing a jacket, jersey or shawl. We offer blankets and ponchos. Binoculars will always enhance any game-viewing