Royal Zambezi Lodge

Royal Zambezi Lodge, Zambia

Royal Zambezi Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia. Here you can cast for tigerfish while watching elephants swimming the Zambezi and lions dozing on the banks.

Royal Zambezi Lodge is an intimate family-owned property situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia, on the edge of the unique Lower Zambezi National Park and directly opposite Mana Pools. A five star safari lodge with experienced fly fishing guides and access to some of the best tigerfishing around make this an ideal way to combine a safari with some fishing.

Type of fishing

Royal Zambezi Lodge was first used as a family fishing camp before being developed into the premium safari lodge it is today. However, it is still the go-to destination for many fly fishers targeting tigerfish in the Lower Zambezi and it has a strong fishing focus with experienced guides and four boats, suitable for two fishers each.

Tigerfish are a perfect species to target with a fly – they are aggressive, fight hard and are acrobatic jumpers and although they can grow to 30lb a fish of over 10lb is considered a specimen on the Lower Zambezi. They are open water predators and often found near the water surface, sunken trees and drop-offs from sandbars.

Tigers are targeted from a drifting boat with the fishermen casting towards structure along the banks, or trying in deep channels among islands in the middle of the river.