Barotse Floodplains Fishing Safari

5 night mobile fishing safari in the barotse floodplains
Dates: July – August 
Duration: 5 nights
Set Date departures
Number of Groups:

An overview of the Barotse fishing experience

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 depending on the fishing and where the action is most consistent.

Why you will love this fishing safari:

Mobile Camping Experience

Our support team moves ahead of you each day to setup the next camp so the only thing you need to worry about is where to make the next cast!

Catch your trophy tiger

 Only 6 groups will fish it in 2021 so you are assured of targeting quality trophy tigers and bream.

Remote Location

You will have 140kms of the Lungwebungu River to yourself that hasn’t been fished since 2016!

Where does this safari take place? 

This trip takes place on the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains. 

There are currently 3 options of getting there: 
OPTION 1: You can fly in with our private charter from Lanseria. 
OPTION 2: Fly in with your own charter. OPTION 3: Drive in to Lukulu

What your accommodation will be like:

Our island mobile camps consist of pop up tents (1 guest per tent) with mattresses, linen and solar lanterns. We use a mix of bucket showers and field toilets on the island camps and our main camp has 2 hot water showers and flush toilets in a communal ablution block. 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.

What you need to know about fishing the Lungwebungu River

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.

Available Dates: July / August 2021

There are 6 groups starting in July 2021

Group 1: 

19 – 24 July

Group 2: 

25 – 30 July

Group 3:

31 July – 5 August

Group 4: 

6 – 11 August

Group 5: 

13 – 17 August

Group 6:

18 – 23 August

EMAIL US TO ENQUIRE ABOUT RATES FOR 2021

 Package Rates: Includes & Excludes

R39’500 pps for the 5 night trip

*Includes CHARTER FLIGHT from Lanseria. (This can be removed if unnecessary)

Includes:  

Accommodation, meals, all guided fishing, laundry, bottled water and hot drinks

Excludes:  

Other drinks (we are limited in what we can supply and stock so we encourage guests to bring as much of their own drinks as they want), charter flights (we can add this).

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Contact James: (+27) 72 536 1337
james@hiddengemstravelco.com

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