This incredible tiger fishing trip is the first of its kind!
Drifting down 140km of the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains targeting trophy tigerfish and largemouth bream on fly and lure, we get to explore some of the most remote tiger fishing water available. Due to the size and remoteness of Lungwebungu, we never fish the same beat of the river for 2 days running and start the mobile safari 140km upstream of Lukulu harbour giving us about 30km of water of water a day to fish and explore. Spend your days drifting down this hidden river in Barotse working structures and drop offs for the trophy fish before arriving at a pre-setup mobile camp on a pristine white sandy beach. We start our fishing about 140kms up the Lungwebungu and finish in Lukulu harbour.
July / August 2020
8 ppl per group
Number of Groups
Where does it take place?
This trip takes place on the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains
Fishing Safari overview
Our island mobile camps consist of canvas bow tents (2 guests per tent) with stretcher beds, mattresses, bedrolls and linen and solar lanterns. Each tent has its own ‘ablution tent’ consisting of a bucket shower and field toilet. We serve our meals beneath the stars around the fire. Each night is spent on a different island or beach and allows for one of the most relaxing fishing trips available – free from noise and disturbance, living at the pace of the river and tackling Africa’s finest sport fish in one of the most remote corners of the continent.
As we are a mobile safari, our primary means of targeting the trophy tigers and bream on this river is by spinning with lures, fly fishing or slow downstream trolling. The guides position and hold the boat by anchor and allow you to work flooded trees, mud walls, sandy drop offs or deep channels quietly, without disturbing the water or fish. Where live bait can be sourced, we will be able to offer drifting with live bait BUT this is dependent on bait availability whilst we fish. Trolling upstream is generally not allowed unless you have hit fish on the downstream drift as we aim to limit fishing pressure and spread our fishing across the river. Lures like effzetts, fat raps, afri jigs and rapala magnums are very effective as are flies such as clouser minnows and brush flies. Tigerfish of up to 20lbs have been caught on this river and can absolutely destroy tackle while bream up to 10lbs lie hidden in the structure waiting for accurate presentation to draw them out.
Our boats are a fleet of 18ft carpeted aluminium boats with 60hp 4 stroke motors, storage space, superb casting decks, padded seats, anchors and life jackets.
Fishing Tackle requirements
Our guides carry tackle boxes with basic line, boga grips, pliers, nets, a selection of lures and hooks, trace wire and we provide basic rod and reel sets for conventional anglers.
The Lungwebungu is devoid of hippo populations and we run our trips at a time when mosquito populations are down so aside from the normal risks of fishing on water, the river is safe and very well known to the operators.
Getting to Barotse
Fly in with our private charter from Lanseria
Fly in with your own charter
Fly in with your own charter
Drive in to Lukulu
19 – 24 July
25 -30 July
31 July – 5 August
6 – 11 August
12 – 17 August – SOLD OUT
18 – 23 August
R39’500 pps for the 5 night trip
Includes charter flight from Lanseria which can be removed if unnecessary