All about Taylor’s Tiger Fishing Tours
How Do We Get There?
You catch a flight to Lusaka airport, Zambia. Many of our international guests fly via Johannesburg, South Africa (I will probably fly up with the group as the guide).
You will then be collected at the airport and transported down to the river in an air-conditioned van.
The trip from the airport to the river is approximately three and a half hours dependant on the cross-border traffic. However, there will be a cooler box in the van with water, soft drinks and beer to keep us going.
Tours Africa will transport you to Chirundu and depending on how many clients are part of the group, the boats will be waiting for us on the river.
We will then travel by boat to the Lodge, to give the clients a feel of the river, and to enjoy a few sundowners on the Mighty Zambezi River.
Where will we be staying:
Our tours operate from Gwabi River lodge which is on the Kafue River , 6 kms from the confluence with the Lower Zambezi River.We are downstream from the Kariba dam wall.
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More info on the tour:
This is a fishing charter for people who enjoy the thrill of Tiger fishing. The average size of the Tiger fish is about 3-6 kgs. Its hot and sweaty, but the drinks are ice cold. We have a gazebo and camping chairs for when we stop for lunch and have a sandbank braai (barbeque). Dependant on the fishing, we probably stay out for the whole day until sunset. Its not going to be a luxurious fishing trip, but the boats are perfect, the guides are good and we always come back with fish, even though out of 10 hits you get, you probably will only land 1 fish.
We have two boats that can go out. The boat I skipper is a 20ft sunseeker with a 300 hp Mercury Verrado motor. My second boat is a 17.5 ft bowrider with a 115 hp Evinrude e-tech. Both boats are fully serviced and Seaworthy.
All fishing rods and reels are top brands. The fishing tackle is complete for any species of fish.
The first mate on the boat has a very good repertoire of the various birds , trees and wildlife found on the river banks.
Please note that our tours are strictly catch and release! We are proud members of the Zambian Sports Fishing Association and I am a sanctioned Captain of the International Game Fish Association.
Please consult your Doctor about taking anti-malaria tablets.
For an extra adventure, you can go down into the Lower Zambezi National Park, for that we need to go down in one of my 6 meter aluminium boats with a 60 hp motor as that is the engine limit in the park. It’s well worth it as there are no local people living there, so the fishing is good and dependent on the casual water away from the edge of the river, the game viewing is excellent. We have seen prides of lion and herds of buffalo of 80 strong
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This price will then include the following:
Transfer from Lusaka airport to Chirundu- return
Coffee and tea
Breakfast , a sandbank Braai for lunch and evening dinner at the Lodge
All fishing equipment and tackle
50 litres of fuel per boat per day – please bear in mind that fuel in Zambia costs R20.00 per litre.
The sunseeker uses 1 litre per running kilometre, so dependent on how you feel and how far you want to explore the river , I will put extra fuel on the boat and just bill you per 25 litre fuel can.
We can handle 2 fisherman on fly and put a few rods out with drift bait dependant on the wind, which is not really an issue during the months I charter .
I prefer to work with live and drift bait as that is my preferred fishing style.Then all 3 fisherman can fish with bait and we can put 2 spinning rods out.
This price excludes the following:
Flights to Lusaka
Visa fees- $ 50 usd for EU/USA passport holders .
Extra activities, which can be arranged upon request.
Broken fishing rods and lost tackle.
50 % upon booking and the balance 28 days before travel.