Barotse Floodplains Fishing Safari

$2750 / Per person


The Barotse Experience

Drifting down 140km of the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains targeting trophy tigerfish and largemouth bream on fly and lure, we get to explore some of the most remote tiger fishing water available. Due to the size and remoteness of Lungwebungu, we never fish the same beat of the river for 2 days running and start the mobile safari 140km upstream of Lukulu harbour giving us about 30km of water of water a day to fish and explore. Spend your days drifting down this hidden river in Barotse working structures and drop offs for the trophy fish before arriving at a pre-setup mobile camp on a pristine white sandy beach. We start our fishing about 140kms up the Lungwebungu and finish in Lukulu harbour.

  • 6 Days
  • Age 12+
  • Zambia
  • Destination:                                               Zambia
  • Ideal Dates                                               July – August 2021
  • Tour Language:                                         English 
  • People Per Group                                     6 – 8
  • Included:          
    • Return charter fiight
    • Single accommodation
    • All meals, teas and coffee
    • Laundry
    • Unlimited guided fishing with unlimited fuel
    • Rod, reel and line hire.
  • Excluded:
    • Flights and road transfers
    • Drinks, broken or lost fishing tackle.
    • Travel Insurance
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Staff Gratuities
    • PCR tests

Tour Plan

This trip takes place on the Lungwebungu River in the Barotse Floodplains


Daily Itinerary: Day 1

The Barotse Floodplain Fishing Safari begins with an early morning departure from Lanseria (if using our charter) and after landing in Lukulu, Western Zambia, we cross the Lukulu pontoon and head off on the boats fishing up to main camp.


Daily Itinerary: Day 2 – 5

The days begin early with some proper coffee around the fire with oats porridge and rusks. We then depart our beach and fish the bends and drop offs of the Lungwebungu before meeting for a brunch in the shade of the gazebo on a beach near a shallow sand bar for a swim. We then continue downstream until we reach our overnight spot. The support team would have gone ahead and setup camp, bucket showers and toilets so we will arrive, enjoy a shower and drinks and dinner beneath the stars.


Day 6: Departure Day

Our last overnight spot is back at our main camp and depending on your departing time the next morning, we may be able to have a short fish around camp OR we head down to the harbour by boat.

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