ALEKA DESTINATION FISHING

Upper Zambezi Tiger Fishing Float Trip

Upper Zambezi Tiger Fishing Float Trip

 
  Upper Zambezi Tiger Fishing Float Trip

Camp details: Two nights will be spent at a truly spectacular luxury tented camp  located on a small island just above the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. This camp is undeniably one of the most pristine, wild, and undeveloped in Africa. Three nights will be spent camping completely wild on Island on the upper Zambezi. From our camps we have the opportunity to fish the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers as well as the famed Kasai Channel. Bird watches and fisherman’s paradise.  See Upper Zambezi link on web page www.tourettefishing.com

Angling (species and methods): Tiger fish, numerous bream spp. (incl. nembwe), catfish and pike. Fly fishing and artificial lures are the most productive. Your professional guides will tie flies daily; all terminal tackle will be supplied.  

When: June through to the end of October

Pick up and drop off point:  Livingstone

Other activities: Sundowner cruises and game walks, game cruising and cultural excursions.  The world renowned Chobe Game Reserve and Victoria Falls are close by and definitely worth visiting.

Cost (ZAR all inclusive)*: ZAR 9,600.00

Itinerary:


Day 1: JHB to Sekoma Island

Nationwide flight from JHB International Airport to Livingstone followed by a vehicle transfer to Sekoma Island, arriving early afternoon.  The afternoon is spent preparing tackle for the following three days float trip.  We will have time to fish the rapids close to the camp this afternoon.

Day2: Sekoma to Fly Camp 1

After an early breakfast we board a motorised boat from Sekoma Island that will then take us and our luggage and raft up river.  We will cover roughly 70 to 80km mapping the exact route we will drift back, on GPS.  On arrival at drop of point, we will assemble our raft, pack out supplies and begin our drift back down to Sekoma Island.  Drifting with the current and with the help of an oarsman we will fish and view game.  We will camp completely wild at a suitable site on the river bank.


Day 3:    Fly Camp 1 to Fly Camp 2

Rising with the sun, after a light breakfast we will once again begin our drift.  The focus is on fishing, game viewing and bird watching.  Not to mention absorbing the sights, and sounds of Africa as we steadily drift down stream.  We will rest for picnic lunch before commencing the afternoon drift to Fly Camp 2.  

Day 4:  Fly Camp 2 to Fly Camp 3

Rising with the sun, after a light breakfast we will once again begin our drift.  The focus is on fishing, game viewing and bird watching.  Not to mention absorbing the sights, and sounds of Africa as we steadily drift down stream.  We will rest for picnic lunch before commencing the afternoon drift to Fly Camp 2.  

Day 5: Fly Camp 3

Today will mark the end of or drift.  After an early breakfast we will make our way back to Sekoma Island.  Arriving mid morning we will have time to enjoy a warm shower and hearty meal before fishing the waters around Sekoma Island, including the famed Kasai Channel.  Tonight and the following night will be spent at the luxurious Camp.

Day 6: Sekoma Island to JHB International

After an early breakfast we will enjoy our last couple of hours on the water before making our way back to Livingstone International Airport. Departing Livingstone at 13h35 we will arrive at JHB at 15h15.


Why Winter:
From mid may to early August the waters begin receding of the Caprivi Flood plains into the Zambezi River.  With them they bring vast amounts of nutrients and recently spawned bait fish.  For this reason the fishing (particularly the fly fishing) is at it best, not to mention the fantastic game viewing opportunities.  The temperatures during the day are perfect, slightly chilly mornings and evening and very comfortable temperatures during the day.  Rain is absent at this time of the year.