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A 5 night fishing package on the Zambezi River, Western Zambia

A 5 night fishing safari on the Upper Zambezi river

The Upper Zambezi safari is available for 4 – 10 people during set dates from August to December. It begins with 1 night at Mutemwa Lodge before setting off upriver fishing all day to the Sioma Falls (the second largest Falls on the Zambezi). Whilst you are fishing upriver, the Mutemwa Lodge management team will drive around and setup a mobile safari camp on a remote beach below the falls where you spend the next 2 nights. After two nights you will fish all the way back down to Mutemwa for the last night.

“Thoroughly enjoyed our trip! We will certainly be doing it again. It was exactly what we were looking for – authentic, friendly, well equipped, knowledgeable, tranquil with a couple of 8lb, 10lb and a 12lb tiger to show for our patience and hard work – fantastic!!  
– Brian Cutler, 2019

Quick facts about this safari

A brief overview of what to expect on this package
August – December
5 nights
2 camps
1 river
Amazing hospitality
4 – 10 people

Camps featured in this package

The two camps featured in this itinerary are:
Zambezi River
Sioma Falls
Sioma Beach Mobile Camp

Your Daily Itinerary & Travel Logistics

Highlights from this 8 night safari include:

Day 1:Arrival at Mutemwa Lodge

Upon arrival at Mutemwa Lodge, you will have a chance to unpack and settle into your tents before joining the guides for a short fishing session on the Upper Zambezi. The afternoon session at Mutemwa Lodge is followed by a chance to have a shower and then meet up in the bar for some drinks before heading to the fire in the boma for a 3 course meal.

Day 3: Depart for Sioma Falls

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 or 6: Return to Mutemwa

After breakfast, you will head out with the boats again for the fishing journey downstream back to Mutemwa Lodge from the Sioma Falls. Fish those great spots that hit on the way up and then arrive in the late afternoon, where you will have a chance to shower and freshen up at the lodge before enjoying your last evening on the Mutemwa deck and boma. On the morning of your departure, we will provide you with breakfast before transferring you back to the airport.

3 reasons you should choose this safari package

Highlights from this 7 night Plains and Rivers safari include:
Serentiy & Hospitality

You’ll have 30km+ of the Upper Zambezi almost exclusively to yourself since the lodge shares it’s water with only one other campsite

Remote Fishing Experience

You’ll get to enjoy the benefit of remote and varied fishing water that is mainly fished with lure and fly.

Zambezi River Exclusivity

You’ll have 30km+ of the Upper Zambezi almost exclusively to yourself since the lodge shares it’s water with only one other campsite

About the areas: Sioma Falls & The Zambezi River

Learn about the areas specific to this safari package

A little to the east of Sioma Ngwezi and right along the main road to the park entrance you can find the Sioma Falls. For those who like fishing, there are some lovely tigers that lurk in the rapids but the real beauty of visiting the Ngonye Falls are the natural rock pools or jacuzzis found along the the far eastern edge of the horse-shoe shaped falls.

The Zambezi River that is found to the east of Sioma Ngwezi is known as the Upper Zambezi River and is beautiful, scenic and offers excellent tiger fishing. While the birding is excellent, the game viewing is limited by the human habitation that is sporadically dotted along the length of the Zambezi all the way up through Western Zambia

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