This rustic but still very comfortable fishing adventure is based on the Kwando River in Western Zambia.
Excellent Bream as well as some great Tiger Fishing is to be had in this remote floodplain.
To make this safari economical as well as practically feasible a minimum of 8 guests staying for 5 nights is required to book a trip. If your group does not make up the numbers we will have to make up the party with another group. A maximum of 8 is also recommended.
To get there, we will fly from Johannesburg to Windhoek in Namibia and from there to Katima Malilo’s airport Mpacha. These are both regular commercial flights and not chartered flights. From there we will go by road through the Imusho border post into Zambia and up the east bank of the Kwando River to our base camp in the Sioma Ngwezi
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.
All excitingly rustic but with all the comforts required.
A TYPICAL DAY ON THE KWANDO RIVER
Early morning coffee around the campfire as the hornbills leave their floodplain roosting spots is enjoyed before you get on the boats (loaded with ice cold drinks and packed lunches) and head onto the main channel of the Kwando river.
Your guide will then find a promising bend and you can start drifting silently fishing towards the structure or work a quiet backwater for bream.
Groups can either return for brunch and a snooze or enjoy a full day exploring this wonderful fishing wilderness and untouched waters accompanied by numerous different bird species.
We return to camp before last light, enjoy showers and dinner beneath the African stars.
FISHING FOR TIGERFISH ON THE KWANDO RIVER
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 15lbs). 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.
FISHING FOR BREAM ON THE KWANDO RIVER
The bream fishing is excellent with good catches of Nembwe, 3 spot, thinface, humpback and redbreast bream all recorded. An ideal venue for fishing with lures, spinners and fly. We have had 4 boats enter the “100 Club” – over 100lbs of fish caught on lures or fly off one boat in one fishing day and one boat in 2015 caught over 40 bream on lures and spinners on a single day.
We cater for all the different angling disciplines and it does not matter if you use fly, spinner, lure or live bait, they all work and you will have a whale of a time.
COME AND JOIN US ON ANY ONE OF BOSBOK SAFARIS FISHING ADVENTURES AND BE ASSURED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME
Total length: 5 nights, 6 days
5 x set date departure packages available for October 2018
CAMP COST: $500 per person per nights
$200 per person for return road transfers from Mpacha Airport or to fishing camp and back
Accommodation (single or sharing), all meals, teas, coffee and filtered
water, laundry, unlimited guided fishing with unlimited fuel, fishing
tackle and 4 boats supplied.
Drinks, gratuities and lost or broken fishing tackle.
Flights and accommodation before and after safari when applicable.
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