Redcliff Zambezi Lodge and surrounding area are best known for superb tigerfishing, with the tigerfish being rated one of the strongest fighters kilogram for kilogram.


Some of the best catches have been made close to ‘home’ off the jetty just below the lodge itself. Some of the other fish found in local waters include Cornish Jack, bottlenose, silver catfish, bream and vundu – over 30 species in all. Fly-fishing for Zambezi tigerfish has become an increasingly popular activity. Tigerfish of 4-7 kg are commonly caught. It is no wonder that the Lower Zambezi is regarded as a premier angling destination.


The lodge supports a catch-and-release policy. Fibre mounts/replicas are available for trophy fishing.[Best period] [Boats]


One-Day River Excursion (Including Angling)
Travel upstream on the Zambezi River into the scenic Mpata Gorge, accompanied by our experienced guide. The magnificent surroundings are ideal for fishing, photography and game viewing. Elephant, hippo, crocodiles, antelope and birds are abundant in this area. Lunch is usually served on the riverbank in a shady spot.
Birders will revel in the abundance of avifauna, including the majestic Fish Eagle for which the area is so well-known. More than 500 indigenous bird species abound and migrating birds from the northern hemisphere settle in the area to breed during the summer months. Rare species that have been spotted in the area include the Tiata Falcon, Angola Pitta and Pel’s Fishing Owl. The Lower Zambezi is truly a bird watcher’s paradise.
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Game Viewing – General
Elephant, Hippo, crocodiles and Numerous other antelope and more elusive species such as the wild dog are seen while fishing in the approximity of the lodge and during extended excursions into the Mpata gorge.
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Cultural Tours
Half-day walking safaris are tailor-made, during which guests can experience an authentic African village and meet the local headman. Unlike dedicated tourist villages, this is an actual functional village where the realities of the African way of living may be observed. Guests are entertained by the village Children’s Choir and dancers. Donations are accepted (Advance bookings are required).

Customized Day Trails
Guided walks can be undertaken along the river shore area or into the more densely vegetated hinterland. Duration of the trials are customized according to the ability of the guests and weather conditions at the time.

One double decked pontoon boat and five fishing boats are available for use. Guests are always accompanied by an experienced guide on all water excursions. Sunset on the Zambezi River is a magnificent experience along with the sounds of the wild, which only Africa can provide.

Best Periods to Visit
Tiger-fishing March until the end of November. Weather warm to hot and dry and water is clear.
Bird-watching All year around. “Elderly” bird watchers should be aware of the hot months. Hot with occasional thundershowers that last for 1-2 hours only, usually at night. Various migrating birds from the Northern Hemisphere settle to breed.
Game viewing / walks March to July. Dry, warm days with cold nights are typical of this period.
Special Items to Bring
It is recommended that the following items should be brought along:

  • Sunblock
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Appropriate footwear, clothing & hat
  • Personalised fishing tackle, especially “fly fishing” equipment as the Lodge only supplies basic tackle