An overview of the various Royal Barotse Safaris


How to choose the right fishing safari:

Your fishing time is precious and with so many different fishing trips on offer, knowing which trip to do can be a challenge. Over 20 years of offering tiger fishing in Zambia, Royal Barotse Safaris has settled on this selection of trips and fisheries to work with that have consistently delivered quality experiences for a range of tiger fishing enthusiasts. The below also offers some basic pointers to help you decide which trip your name should be on.

A tiger fishing experience on the 


Ideal for 3 – 5 nights from March – July when the water is higher. Also available from August to December but fishing is better during these months with our other options. 

3 reasons this trip could be for you:

Serenity & Hospitality

You appreciate outstanding owner run hospitality and service at a beautiful lodge on the banks of the Zambezi where nothing is too much trouble.

Zambezi River Exclusivity

You value having 30km+ of the Upper Zambezi almost exclusively to yourself as the lodge shares it’s water with only one other campsite

Remote Fishing Experience

You don’t mind the extra travel time to enjoy the benefit of remote and varied fishing water that is mainly fished with lure and fly.


Combine two camps on two parts of the Zambezi River


Ideal for 5 – 6 nights in July, Aug, Sept, Nov and Dec.

3 reasons this trip could be for you:

A 2 – in -1 Experience

You want to fish 2 different parts of the Zambezi and stay in 2 totally different camps setup over a length of 80km of river.

You fish gorges & waterfalls

You want to fight large tigerfish on deep, gorge water below the Zambezi’s second biggest waterfall.

“Jacuzzi” Zambian Style

As a break from fishing, you want to have a beer on G & T in a natural “Jacuzzi” in the Ngonye Falls


A tiger fishing experience on the


Ideal for 4 – 5 nights in October

3 reasons this trip could be for you:

Private & Remote

You want to fish on a piece of river that has hardly ever been seen, let alone fished.

Mobile Camp Experience

You are looking for the most remote and private water possible and enjoy the mobile safari camp experience.

Large Quantities of fish

The size of the fish is not as important to you as catching a lot of fish, especially tiger fish and bream.


Where do these trips take place?

All of the fishing safaris take place in the Lower Barotse region of Western Zambia

Travel Logistics

Mutemwa Lodge acts as the base for Royal Barotse Safaris. Our Kwamashi and Sioma Barotse trips are both accessed from Mutemwa Lodge and therefore, you can plan how to fish the Lower Baroste region primarily by looking at how best to access Mutemwa Lodge.

Fly to Mutemwa Airstrip

Fly in via charter plane from Livingstone, Zambia to Mutemwa Airstrip.

Drive In

Drive in from Livingstone or Kasane Airports to the lodge after connecting with the daily commercial flights offered by SAA or BA.

Fly to Katima Mulilo

Fly in via charter plane from Lanseria, South Africa to Katima Mulilo.

Contact Us

Barotse FloodplainsKwamashi Fishing SafariSioma Fishing SafariMutemwa LodgeOther


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