LOWER ZAMBEZI, ZIMBABWE
When the owner of River God Adventures first told us of his plan for a live-aboard fishing operation on the lower Zambezi, we took it with a pinch of salt.Then he invited our film crew on one of his first voyages. What a trip. The freedom of pulling up for the night on a pristine island in this game rich garden of Eden and sleeping in a comfortable bed, surrounded by the sounds of the African bush, is a truly special experience. An excellent crew, including a dedicated chef, ensure complete comfort and safety. Fishing, for these river men, is an important part of life, so we got along famously. Although the Tiger fish gets most of the glory, there are many other species worth targeting in this mighty river. The week long cruise meanders from Chirundu, past Mana Pools and down the Mpata Gorge, ending just shy of Cahorra Bassa Dam. It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth with spectacular fishing. Now you can do it in style in your own floating lodge.
Species: Tigerfish, Vundu, Bream, Chessa, etc.
Season: March to November
Facets: Fly Fishing, Spinning, Popping and Bait.