SIOMA BAROTSE SAFARI

A 5 night fishing safari combining two different camps on two different parts of the Zambezi River in Zambia

The Sioma-Barotse Experience 

The Sioma Fishing Safari is available for 4 – 12 people during set dates from July to December and takes place in Barotseland but not on the Barotse floodplains. It begins with 1 or 2 nights at Mutemwa Lodge before you set off upriver fishing all day to the Sioma Falls (the second largest Falls on the Zambezi). Whilst you are fishing upriver, we drive around and setup a mobile safari camp on a remote beach below the falls where you spend the next 2 or 3 nights fishing the deep gorge water for the large tigers lurking below. You will then fish all the way back down to Mutemwa for the last night.

Ideal Dates

Jul, Aug, Dep, Nov & Dec

Trip Duration

5 – 6 nights

People per group

4 – 12 people

Children Allowed

Yes

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Where does it take place?

The 5 night trip begins 80km downstream at Mutemwa Lodge where you spend the first night. The next day you begin fishing upstream all the way to the base of the Ngonye Falls.

Day 1

Your Sioma Barotse Experience will begin at Mutemwa Lodge, where you will have access to about 30 – 60km of the Upper Zambezi. The water here is wide and shallow with shallow rapids and islands.

Day 2 – 5

The next day you begin fishing upstream all the way to the base of the Ngonye or Sioma Falls. Whilst you are fishing, we drive around and setup a fully functional mobile safari camp on a private white beach below the Falls. Your next few days will be spent fishing the deep channels and rapids around the falls

Day 5

After breakfast, you will head out with the boats again for the fishing journey downstream back to Mutemwa Lodge from the Sioma Falls.

Accommodation & Fishing Details

Accommodation

Sioma Falls is 70kms upriver from Mutemwa Lodge and is the second largest waterfall on the Zambezi river. Here, the Zambezi is narrow and has deep fast flowing water, with cascading rapids and lots of black volcanic rock. The fishing at Sioma Falls is excellent and you stand a good chance of catching a big tiger. The camp overlooks an expanse of “coral white” beach and the basalt black cliffs which harness the mighty Zambezi River. Your day of fishing to the Sioma Falls starts this morning. Fishing the deep channels and rapids all the way from Mutemwa Lodge, through the Top and Kaale Rapids to a beach below the Sioma Falls. There are some very deep channels and some excellent runs to fish for the large and aggressive tigerfish that lurk in these waters. Packed lunches and coolboxes are supplied.

Fishing information

The fishing at Sioma Falls is excellent and you stand a good chance of catching a big tiger.

The camp overlooks an expanse of “coral white” beach and the basalt black cliffs which harness the mighty Zambezi River. Your day of fishing to the Sioma Falls starts this morning. Fishing the deep channels and rapids all the way from Mutemwa Lodge, through the Top and Kaale Rapids to a beach below the Sioma Falls. There are some very deep channels and some excellent runs to fish for the large and aggressive tigerfish that lurk in these waters. Packed lunches and coolboxes are supplied.

Fishing Tackle Requirements

We offer the attached list of suggested extras as a guideline, based on 15 years of fishing observations. New trends, equipment and items should always be considered.

View your Fishing Tackle Requirements here.

Travel Logistics

Sioma is accessed from Mutemwa Lodge - which is the base for Royal Barotse Safaris. Theres are 3 ways of getting to Mutemwa:
Fly to Mutemwa Airstrip

Fly in via charter plane from Livingstone, Zambia OR Lanseria, South Africa 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. 

AVAILABLE SET-DATES

5 or 6 night trips are available anytime from July to December (excluding October when we are running Kwamashi) from 4 to 12 people.

Enquiries for 2019

Rates will Include: 
Sharing accommodation, all meals, teas and coffee, laundry, unlimited guided fishing with UNLIMITED fuel, selection of fishing tackle.
Rates will exclude:
Flights and road transfers, drinks, broken or lost fishing tackle.
click here to enquire about rates for 2019

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Contact Sean Hilliar:
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