Matoya Fishing Lodge

From $400

Country Zambia

Province National Parks

Area Liuwa Plain

Quick Facts

  • Big 5 Reserve: No
  • Cell Phone Signal: No
  • Child Friendly: No
  • Child Friendly (Minimum age 7): No
  • Child Friendly (Minimum age 8): No
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Spa: No
  • Swimming pool: Yes
  • Test: No
  • Waterhole: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: No
  • Wi-Fi: No


The lodge compromises 7 luxury thatched chalets, which accommodate 14 guests on a trip; hereby ensuring that you always have that extra individual attention and a personal touch. The rooms are luxuriously furnished. Despite being out in the beautiful wilderness, we do not expect you to forgo any luxuries and the rooms are therefore fitted with air conditioning unit, hot water and shower facilities, mosquito nets and the lodge is supplied electricity via a state-of-the-art solar system and has a generator back-up.

After an adventurous day of fishing we have catered to ensure you are able to relax and enjoy your stay by unwinding in our beautiful lounge area; or cooling down in our sparkling swimming pool; or enjoying a drink in the evening on the wooden deck overlooking the Zambezi, soaking up the splendor of an African sunset.

Let’s not forget our tantalizing international cuisine ranging from homemade pastries and desserts to a large variety of mouth-watering hot and cold dishes. We are also gladly willing to cater for special dietary requirements i.e. vegetarian, halaal, kosher etc.

About the company

The luxurious Matoya lodge is located 600km from the capital city of Zambia and is set amidst pristine wilderness; in the grassy, wetland enclaves of the Barotse floodplains.

Whether you are an avid angler or a beginner- with a love for nature and the finer things; this guarantees to be a trip that meets and exceeds all your expectations.

Our amazing team takes extra care that every detail of your trip is carefully tailored and executed. Our staff focus on your entire end-to-end experience and are renowned for being friendly, accommodating and intuitive of your every need.

The freshwater game fishing experience is an adventurous angler’s dream. The world-renowned, extreme fighting Tiger Fish, is indigenous to the fresh waterways of the Barotse floodplains. This species, well known for its fierceness and leaping ability, has earned the reputation of being one of the world’s toughest freshwater fish to restrain. The tigerfish vary in size and are plentiful in this part of the Zambezi. Large bream and trophy-sized tigerfish are abundant. Matoya Fishing Lodge follows a strict catch-and-release policy to preserve the precious fish resources of the pristine Upper Zambezi River and Barotse floodplains. The Lodge is careful of its carbon footprint and therefore has a fleet of seven boats, powered by four-stroke motors which are guaranteed to minimize carbon emissions into the environment.

All our guides are experienced world-class professionals who are the finest in Southern Africa. The guides are local guides who are knowledgeable in basic, conventional and fly-fishing techniques and are familiar with the river and birdlife in the area. They have developed various specialized fishing tactics which they employ, depending on the time of year, to ensure that their guests do not leave with an empty rod! The guides are able to teach and assist both experienced, as well as inexperienced anglers

More information

  • Laundry Services
  • Local Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • All Meals
  • Activity Equipment
  • 20 Liters of Fuel per boat per day
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • All Items of a Personal Nature
  • All Beverages
  • Additional Fuel
  • Visa
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Walking Safari (on request)
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching


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