Dates: August – December
Duration: 5 – 6 nights
`Group size: 4 – 12 ppl
An overview of the Sioma-Barotse Experience
The Sioma Fishing Safari is available for 4 – 12 people during set dates from Sept 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.
Why you will love this fishing safari:
A 2-in-1 experience
You get to fish 2 different parts of the Zambezi and stay in 2 totally different camps setup over a length of 80km of river.
Fish gorges & waterfalls
You’ll get to fight large tigerfish in deep, gorge water below the Zambezi’s second biggest waterfall.
“Jacuzzi” Zambian Style
As a break from fishing, you may want to have a beer or G & T in a natural “Jacuzzi” in the Ngonye Falls
Where does the Sioma-Barotse safari take place?
The 5 night safari begins 80km downstream at Mutemwa Lodge where you spend the first . The next day you begin fishing upstream all the way to the base of the Ngonye Falls where you will spend 3 nights before returning to Mutemwa Lodge.
Accommodation: 2 nights at Mutemwa Lodge + 3 nights in a mobile camp
Two nights will be spent at Mutemwa Lodge and three nights will be spent at Sioma Mobile Camp. Sioma 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 on the morning of the first full day. 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.
What is the fishing at Sioma like?
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. Trolling deep lures, spinning with jigs and spoons or casting flies into the bays or from the rocks are all excellent ways to draw the big tigers up from the deep and if they take you into the current, your tackle better be ready!
Available from September – December
Trips are available anytime from September to end December for 4 to 12 people.
2020 & 2021 Rates will Include:
Sharing accommodation, all meals, teas and coffee, laundry, unlimited guided fishing with UNLIMITED fuel, selection of fishing tackle.
2020 & 2021 Rates will exclude:
Flights and road transfers, drinks, broken or lost fishing tackle.