Tiger Fishing Trip in Natural Beauty Eco Tour
Zambia formerly known as Northern
Rhodesia, lies on the central African Planes which
is more than 11000 metres in elevation. The country
extends to over 752615 sq km, The size of all
Europe!! And has a lowest population density in
Africa. Only supporting 10 million people. The
capital is Lusaka.
visitors come to enjoy the country’s magnificent
National Parks and Wilderness areas. The country’s
many national parks teem with a wide variety of
wildlife and are famous for the wide diversity of
bird life. The mighty Zambezi is one of the planets
the early days the area was known as for its vast
herds of game. Zambia’s 19 National parks and 34
game management areas (GMA’s) comprise about 30% of
the countries surface area. These areas are still
untouched, and are administered by the Zambian
Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and none are fenced,
allowing the free movement of wildlife between parks
and adjacent GMA’s.
lodge is situated within the Rufunsa Game Management
Area covering 374 sq km this GMA has been broadly
zoned into settlement, conservation and tourism
nearby Lower Zambezi National Park 4092 sq km is
considered to be Zambia’s premier wildlife areas.
The park varies from the Zambezi River’s extensive
floodplains, islands, sandbanks, and beautiful
riparian forest on the river banks to open Jeki
Plain fringed by Mopane
Winterthorn park-like woodland. Beyond are the
endless hills, covered in broad-leafed woodlands,
towards the steep Zambezi Escarpment.
variety of large mammals and birds can be seen in
the park. The park’s south eastern boundary is
formed by the Mpata Gorge . On the opposite bank is
Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park see map below.
lodge nestles under a variety of large shady trees,
such as Jackalboab, Mahogany, and Winterthorn.
Large mammals around and near Redcliffe
Lodge include Elephant, Buffalo, Kudu, Klipspringer,
Impala, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Zebra, Warthog,
Bush-Pig, Lions, Leopards, Caracal, Serval, Spotted
Hyena, and African wildcat is often seen in the
The river habitat and variety of
vegetation types is home to an impressive, diverse
bird life. More than 400 species have been
identified in the vicinity of the lodge. Along the
river bank White-fronted bee eaters, African Crane,
Egyptian Geese, Three-banded and long toed plovers
African skimmers, Kingfisher and migrant Rock
Pratincoles are present as well.
Fishing owl are commonly seen, and in the
surrounding woodland areas Black and Fantailed
flycatchers, Chinspot, Woodhoopoe, Narina Trogon,
Heuglin’s Robin, and Sombre Bulbul, Eagles include
Fish, Martial, Whalbergs, White faced owls, Spotted
eagle owls etc; the list is endless.
Environmental sensitivity, along with an
appreciation for the privacy of our guests, were
considered during the design of Redcliffe, The
central entertainment area and lounge are therefore
entirely separate from the tented chalets. Chalets
are conveniently spaced under the large shady trees.
The lodge property extends 1.5 km of river frontage
and some 100 ha
lodge was originally launched as a tiger fishing
being the focus by the time the lodge was completed
in 1999, it was obvious that the region had much
more to offer. Both because of its remoteness as
well as its proximity to a wealth of cultural
history and wildlife sites.
accommodate up to 16 guests. Four roofed chalets
(each with two beds) and family chalet’s (each with
4 beds) furnished with beautiful indigenous teak
will enjoy stunning views and abundant bird life
from the privacy of your chalet.
indigenous vegetation forms the ‘garden’ between
chalets, with the huge trees providing a shady
canopy. The camp is built safely above the high
flood level, and a swimming pool is part of the
Chalets are spacious and airy, designed to combat
the heat and humidity even during the hottest
months. Each chalet has large mosquito nets and
en-suite facilities, including shower ,toilet, hot
and cold running water. Solar panels are used to
charge 12 volt batteries for major lighting needs.
While pathways and chalets are illuminated by
paraffin lanterns, providing a soft rustic
lodge is equipped with radio communications in
event of an emergency communication via radio link ,
is also available on request.
include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with the
three-course main meal served in the evening. Meal
times are flexible to suit guest requirements and
is best known for its superb tiger fishing, with
tiger fish rated as the toughest fighters pound for
pound of any species hence why they are highly
regarded our fishing licence covers all guests.
strangely some of the best catches are made close to
‘home’ off the jetty just below the lodge itself,
other species Cornish Jack, Bottlenose, Silver
Catfish, Bream and Vundu- over 30
in all. Fly fishing for Zambezi Tiger-fish has
become an increasingly popular activity. Tiger-fish
of 4-7kg are commonly caught . it is no wonder that
the Lower Zambezi is regarded as a world classed
support a catch and release policy but concessions
are made for special fish dinners.
For The Eco Partner
day river excursions including angling
upstream on the Zambezi River into the stunning
Mpata Gorge, accompanied by our experienced guide,
the magnificent surroundings are ideal for fishing,
photography, and game viewing. Elephant, Hippo,
Crocodile, antelope and numerous birds will give you
a memory to treasure.
paradise for the ornithologist 400 plus species in a
tight area rare species such as Tiata Falcon, Angola
Pitta, and Pel’s Fishing Owl this is bird heaven.
into lower Zambezi National Park exposing visitors
to four of Africa’s big five. Lion, Elephant,
Buffalo, Leopard. Also large herds of herbivores
Zebra, Antelope and many other species will be seen.
Day Game Trail Walk
an exciting tour to the Lower Zambezi National
Park’s flood plains we visit
via the Mapata Gorge. Game walks are under the
guidance of our guide
Zambian Wildlife Authority game scout, are
undertaken during the afternoon of Day 1 and morning
of day 2 spotting many species of wildlife in this
Slave Trail 1 day encompasses a river trip
Cultural Tours 1 day visit a village where you can
see it working unspoilt by tourism
Customised Day Trails 1-2 day.
pontoon boats and four speedboats are available for
your use. Guests are always accompanied by an
experienced guide on all water excursions
on the water is a magnificent experience along with
all the sounds of the wild, which only Africa can
Best times to visit
Tiger-fishing : July –November weather
warm to hot and dry. water is clear
Bird-watching : November to March. hot with
occasional thundershowers lasting only about 1 –2
hours only, usually at night. Various migrating
birds from the Northern hemisphere settle to breed.
Game viewing/walks : April to November, dry,
warm days with cold nights.
The Lodge is on the
northern bank of the Zambezi River in the Zambezi
Valley. The lodge is up river from the lake Cahora
Bassa in Mozambique and between the village of
Luangwa and the breathtaking Mpata Gorge, which lies
Arrangements And Accommodation.
Fly from UK to
Johannesburg A charter aircraft flight to Lusaka
takes 3 hours The flight to Luangwa Boma airfield
can also be reached with one of the scheduled common
flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka, We can
arrange this for you and all connections and Travel
Insurance if required or you can be collected at
Lusaka and driven the 325 Kilometres which takes 4
hours mainly tarmac roads and last leg is on a
gravel track good one for 96kilometres along the
Laneway River. Lastly a 40-minute Boat trip
completes the journey from Luanga Boma –to the
The Accommodation is in spacious
chalets sheltered beneath trees by the riverbank,
comfortably appointed. The lodge complex offers an
entertainment area with Lounge, dining, room, and
bar and a well-appointed veranda. Overlooking the
Cost of Holiday
£2000 per person fishing
non-fishers P.O.A. (2 sharing) International flights
from £650.00 to Johannesburg are readily available