Tigerfish – Yellowfish – Vundu -Ndungu – Allestes
SEASON: Aug – Nov
DURATION: 7 Nights – 6 Days Fishing
Deep in the Famous Selous National Park. Majestic Rivers Fishing Safaris offers guests a rare slice of “untouched” Africa as it was hundreds of years ago.
The trophy Tigerfish and numerous accompanying species that call the Kilombero River in South Western Tanzania rivers home provide unparalleled opportunities for the avid fisherman. This is one of the few freshwater fisheries in Africa where anglers can successfully target Multiple species. From sight fishing Yellowfish to dapping for Vundu catfish and, of course, huge Tigerfish. But we encourage guests to step away from the “trophy hunt” and immerse themselves in this destination’s variety and abundance.
Majestic Rivers – Fishing Safaris
Your guides will have you focused on the river structure comprising of fallen timber, long sandbanks, steep drop-offs, and rocky outcrops. When conditions dictate, the crew ties up to structure midstream to focus on specific stretches of productive water, where guests can get out of the boat and fish from rock islands. Guests will spend some days on foot, gaining access to rapid sections by vehicle. Your expert host and guides will safely guide you to many hidden runs, pools, and waterfalls to target individual species, using several different methods.
Fishing is done off 18ft aluminum boats. The tender boats have been chosen for their application and are ideal for fishing the Rivers. All boats are fitted with Reliable motors. Each boat caters to two anglers, their professional guide, and a coxswain. Boats have ample storage areas and seating for three people and are also equipt with good quality coolboxes to keep drinks extra cold under the hot African sun.
First aid equipment is available on all boats.
Guests have access to an incredibly diverse and extensive stretch of fishable waters on the Kilombero River. The River changes character quickly over the fishable length. From rapids and pools in heavily wooded riverine forests and islands on the lower reaches, the structure-rich middle sections, to the deep “outside bends” and clay banks of the upper reaches. The Kilombero is a tigerfish haven.
This River receives very little fishing pressure and, with controlled fishing practices in place, will continue to do so. The system is also extremely rich in bait fish (mainly red-finned barbs). The combination of these factors has resulted in the population of tiger fish obtaining otherwise unheard-of sizes. Trophy tigerfish in this system are measured above 15lbs.
Be prepared to have your fishing paradigms shifted!
Accommodation at Majestic Rivers – Fishing Safaris
The Camp offers the adventurous fisherman a unique African fishing safari. Large Meru Canvas on suit tents ensures that the African safari experience is as much a part of this trip as the trophy fish you can expect to encounter.
The Camp offers all the comforts of home and more.
All rooms have a view overlooking the River. A path will walk you to a beautiful thatched central area situated on a point looking downriver.
Guests may use plug outlets in the tents and central area to charge electronics, etc.
Fall asleep to the sound of a rasping leopard and the chorus of resident Hippos in front of Camp.
Getting to Majestic Rivers – Fishing Safaris
Guests should arrive in Dar es Salaam the day before their trip. Any delay before departure will cause the trip to be missed. It is as essential to book return flights the day after arriving back in Dar es Salaam as any delays may cause guests to miss their international flights.
Guest can transfer to the Camp either by:
- 50-minute return Charter flight and 30 min drive into camp ($4800 ) (FULL camp = $600 per person)
- Road transfer (500km)
- DAY 1 – Morning Charter or drive from Dar es Salaam to Camp. Welcome & briefing by the head guide.
- DAY 2/7 – Enjoy days on the River, holding new water and new possibilities every day.
- DAY 8 – Morning admin and transfer to Dar es Salaam
Fishing Rates/person sharing
USD 6400.00/person sharing
Return Charter Flight USD 600/per person. NB! (Charter price based on full Camp)
- The transfer from the airport to the Seacliff Hotel on arrival.
- Transfer from Seacliff to the charter flight on the morning of departure.
- Transfer from charter terminal to airport or Seacliff on arrival back in Dar es Salaam
- Seven nights in camp – 6 full days fishing. Fishing times are sunrise to sunset.
- Professional guiding
- All meals, accommodation, water, soft drinks, and limited beer.
- Boats and fuel
- Fishing licenses and concession fees
- Tanzania Government Conservation Levy
- Flights to Dar es Salaam. Please request details on international flight schedules to Dar es Salaam.
- Visas USD 50-100 depending on passport (at time of publishing)
- Any hotel accommodation and meals in Dar es Salaam before or after the tour
- Wine and spirits. Please pack your wine and spirits from duty-free.
- Beers over the allocated amount in Camp
- Guide and Staff gratuities
INOCULATIONS & DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
Valid yellow fever vaccinations are required. Please enquire with your local travel clinic.
Tanzania is a malaria area. Please consult your doctor for suitable prophylactics.
Valid passport and visa (obtainable on arrival)
The Camp offers Esat WIFI to guests in the central area. There is also a camp sat phone for emergencies.
The Tanzania Shilling is the official currency. However, US dollars are accepted for most transactions. These foreign exchange departments are at the airport and your hotel.
ONLY CASH IS ACCEPTED IN CAMP. PLEASE ENSURE YOU BRING ENOUGH TO SETTLE TACKLE, DRINKS BILLS, AND GRATUITIES.
The camp chef prepares all meals. Food is wholesome camp cuisine, all prepared in a bush kitchen. Any dietary requirements are easily catered to with prior warning.
Buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant are common in the area, as well as a host of plains game species, warthog, hartebeest, zebra, eland, and bushbuck, amongst many.
The birdlife is exceptional, with many rare and endemic species in the area. Pels Fishing Owl, along with Palm-nut Vultures, Narina Trogans, Broad Billed Roller, African Fin
Foot and white-backed night heron all make this riverine environment their home. Twitches, bring your binoculars and guide books.