World Class Fishing in Lake Kariba
Tiger Fish are regarded worldwide as the top fresh water fish, come join us on what is truly a fishing trip of a lifetime.
Enjoy the Beauty of Africa From the Water
HHK Safaris offers the passionate fisherman fantastic fishing in Zimbabwe's famous Zambezi River. The Zambezi River is a true Tiger Fish paradise located in the world-famous Zambesi valley in Africa's unspoiled nature. In addition to excellent fishing, every angler experiences Africa's wild life up close. On the lakes coast and surrounding bushveld live numerous elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, many different antelope, and bird species. A fishing trip with us is more than just fishing, it is an unforgettable experience in Zimbabwe’s magnificent nature.
Lake Kariba is 280km long and its average width is 18km. It has a water surface of 5580km² and is one of the largest reservoirs in the world. The lake is surrounded by numerous game reserves and various national parks and is located in the famous Zambezi Valley. The lake is known to many as the “Lake of Wild Animals”, for the many wild animals that surround it.
Along with the Zambesi River, Lake Kariba, is filled with many other smaller rivers, with the outlow once again being the famous Zambezi River.
Best Fishing Time:
The best time to fish the area is from September to April.
Our camp is located directly on the lake, surrounded by nature preserves and the Matusadona National Park. It is not uncommon to see Africa’s wildlife up close and personal right from camp. The camp is equipped with 5 guest chalets, each with 2 beds, and hot shower.
In addition to the sleeping chalets we have a nice dining area, a separate bar with fridge, and a cozy fireplace. Our chefs and waiters will take care of the food and serve European / American dishes. As usual in Africa, the camp also has a daily laundry service, with clothes being washed and ironed the same day. The entire camp is powered by a 220V power generator (UK power plug system).
We have a variety of up to date fishing vessels, with outboard engines available. Each boat carries 4 fisherman and is equipped with a cooler.
The Following Fish are Available:
Tiger Fish, Vundu, Barbel, Bottlenose, Cornish Jack, Kariba Bream, Chessa, Electric Catfish, Nkupi, and Tanganyika Sardine
These are one of Africa’s (and the worlds) greatest fresh water fighting fish, which reach up to 30 pounds in size, but the average fish caught is in the 6 - 12 pound range, all caught on light tackle. They can be caught using dead bait (small sardines), spinning, trolling and live bait.
Vundu & Barbel:
These are from the catfish family, barbel get to around 12 - 15 pounds in size (average size between 6 - 10 pounds) Vundu get up to 100 pounds in size, average size around 30 - 50 pounds. These are generally caught using dead bait (fish fillets, fish heads etc) but can also be caught with live bait.
Kariba has a wide variety of bream which are all excellent eating and also a good fun fish to catch, niloticus, red breast and Mozambica are the common ones, the niloticus (nilies) are the biggest and can get to 10 pounds in size although the average size is around 2 - 5 pounds, the mozambica and redbreast (Pinkies) average size is between 1 and 3 pounds. These fish are caught using small spinners and also sinkers, hooks and earth worms as bait. A well baited spot can yield in the region of 30 - 50 fish in a single sitting.
Other Species Include:
Cornish Jack, Bottle Nose, Chessa and Nkupi
These are generally caught off baited spots in deep water using hooks and sinkers and earth worms.
To enter Zimbabwe you need a valid passport and a visa.
For citizens of the EU and USA you are issued a visa upon your arrival.
Destination Airport is Harare:
Guest will be picked up by members of our team upon arrival in Harare.
Then transport is either done by car, or by small plane.
By Car: 5 Hours to Kariba and Another 2 Hours by Boat to the Camp.
By Small Plane: 1.5 Hours.