ost rivers and lakes in Zambia carry good stocks of fish, giving very reasonable sport. Anglers must be prepared to travel long distances over rough roads, carrying his own camp equipment and finally making his camp beside the river he intends to fish, but this is half the fun isn’t it?

There are very few hotels off the main roads, and fewer still in fishing areas, though the Tourist Board is conducting a successful drive for more hotels and rest houses, particularly the lodges in the National Parks, where good fishing is to be had on the rivers.

For parties who appreciate camping holidays in the bush, some delightful trips can be planned, particularly in August and September, when there is little fear of rain and the nights are warm enough to make camping pleasant.

Most of the rivers are either heavily wooded right down to the water or are swamp-edged, so the addition of a boat and outboard motor to the camp equipment is a sound policy. On the other hand, canoes and paddlers can be hired, and the latter are usually good guides to the best fishing grounds. Youths are also very helpful as camp attendants, and little trouble is normally experienced in hiring one or two to take care of the heavy work of the camp.

The visiting fisherman must remember that the hippopotamus and crocodile are found in nearly all Zambian waters. Wading in rivers can be a dangerous pastime, and hippos, especially with calves, should be given a wide berth. An insecticide spray against tsetse fly and a malarial prophylactic are recommended.

Zambia is known for the excellent annual fishing competition on Lake Tanganyika.


Fishing Trips on Zambezi River

100Angle Zambia

The only tour operator in Zambia that specializes solely in sport fishing on the Zambezi River. Our head offices are based in Livingstone, Zambia. Angle Zambia offers day trips out of Livingstone, servicing all the hotels and lodges in the area. We offer half day and full day trips on the Upper Zambezi River.

100Bundu Adventures Ltd.

We have been operating since 1996 as an adventure company in Livingstone and throughout Zambia. We do white water rafting trips (half day, full day and overnight trips), canoeing, swimming under the Victoria Falls, hydrospeeding, river safaris and mobile camping safaris.

100Kabompo River Lodge and Campsite

Kabompo River Lodge and Campsites is situated on the bank of the river. We provide seven self-contained chalets and a very large campsite, for those who wish to camp out in nature.

Rates from $55 pps

100Matoya Fishing Lodge

The luxurious Matoya Fishing Lodge, (est 2012), located 600km from the Lusaka and is set amidst pristine wilderness; in the grassy, wetland enclaves of the Barotse floodplains.

Rate From: $400pp

Absolute Zambia Safaris

A fully catered tailor-made and private safaris organized by us is more adventurous, more authentic, more exceptional, affordable, memorable and more comfortable.

Authentic Safaris Zambia

We specialize in authentic tailor-made safaris and private tours for Zambia. Whether you want to stay in simple or luxurious accommodation, have a particular passion for wildlife safaris, art or experiencing the great outdoors, or you’re planning a trip for a special occasion, we can create an itinerary to match your interests and budget.

ERC Africa Travel

ERC Africa Travel specialized in small group safari travel to Zambia and supports the conservation and education work of Africa Hope Fund a non profit organization located in the US.

Livingstone’s Adventure

Livingstone’s Adventure is known as the ultimate activity provider in this region. Providing 9 different activities with 27 options to choose from.

Navigate Africa Safaris

An adventure specialist company focussing on sub-Saharan Africa. Allow us to plan an experience that will allow you to indulge in your favourite past time. We understand Africa and all it has to offer, we provide an impeccable services that will facilitate you in the planning of your African Adventure.

Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge

Shackletons is the ideal venue for fly, spin and lure anglers of all levels to fish in a pristine habitat for Africa’s most spectacular and sought-after game fish, the fearless tigerfish.