A 4 or 5 night tiger fishing safari in the Kwamashi Floodplains, Western Zambia

An overview of the Kwamashi fishing experience

Every year we run our Barotse mobile fishing safaris on remote and exclusive rivers in Zambia’s Western Province. These rivers offer some of the finest tiger and bream fishing available in Southern Africa. From April – June 2021 we will be hosting groups in the far western reaches of the Kwando River. Here we will be setting up our traditional mobile fishing safari camp with all the creature comforts on a private piece of land on the floodplain. Details of this experience can be seen below

Why you will love this trip:


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


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


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

ideal dates

April  – June 2021

trip duration

4 or 5 nights

people per group

Max 6 people


6 groups

Where is it and how do you get there?

The Kwamashi fishing safari takes place on the Kwando River – located in the south western region of Barotseland.  There are 3 ways of getting to Kwamashi:

OPTION 1:  Fly in via charter plane from Lanseria, South Africa or Livingstone, Zambia to either Katima Mulilo or the Mutemwa Airstrip. OPTION 2: Fly in commercially to Kasane or Livingstone and we will arrange a road transfer co. to fetch you and bring you into Mutemwa. OPTION 3: Drive In – we can supply detailed directions but overnight stops will definitely be needed!

What your accommodation will be like

Accommodation will be in mobile safari camps which are built up from scratch every year and then broken down completely at the end of the season. Each angler will have their own 3m x 3m bow tent with a proper bed, linen, towelling, bedside tables and solar lanterns. The 2 ablution blocks are equipped with hot water, high pressure showers, sinks and flushing toilets. We dine beneath the stars and trees and our “lounge” remains the ring of comfy lounge safari chairs around the roaring fire looking over the floodplain

What you need to know about fishing the Kwamashi

July 2015 was the first time this part of the river called the “Kwamashi” by locals was ever fished and it was superb. All our guests commented on how much harder and longer the tigers fought for when compared to the Zambezi tigers. However, it is important to note that this is not a MONSTER tigerfish destination (ie. unlikely to find fish over 15 lbs). What it does offer is fantastic, consistent action for hard fighting fish in the 6-14 lb range who are very keen on lures and flies with Fat Raps and Effzetts being very effective.

Available Dates: April & June 2021

There are 9 groups available  between April and June 2021 and the dates below INCLUDE a night before and after at Mutemwa Lodge.

Group 1: 

14 – 20 April 

Group 2: 

24 – 30 April

Group 3:

27 March – 1 April 

Group 4: 

12 – 18 May

Group 5: 

20 – 26 May

Group 6:

28 May – 3 June

Packages & Rates

RATES WILL INCLUDE : Single 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.


Contact James: (+27) 72 536 1337

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