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Zambezi Fishings

The Zambezi Fishing is such an impressive feature offering a lot of incredible views and activities within the vicinity of Victoria Falls. One of those activities has to be the incredible fishing expedition. The Zambezi is undoubted, one of the hardest and craziest Things To Do In Victoria Falls.

The Zambezi River is one of the best places in the world to go game fishing and for a good reason, it has some of the most intense tiger fish and bream. In addition, it’s not necessarily about the catch but the experience you will have out fishing. For some, it’s hard to resist a chance to soak in the natural aura and views of the Zambezi.

The Zambezi Fishing River is unlike any other, and fishing on the 4th longest river in Africa is a unique experience. If you haven’t gone fishing, we recommend that you try it, don’t let your only experience with fish be eating fish and chips takeout. The original, the one and only, the must-do, the ultimate Victoria Falls Activities.

Why should you go fishing ?

A fun activity for the family and your kids

A good time for social bonding

It relieves stress

It contributes to conservation

It supports Wildlife and fisheries management

Is fishing on the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi ?

Zambezi Fishing Trips are available on both sides, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There are also done on the upper section of the Zambezi as well as the lower section. So whichever side of Victoria Falls you decide to stay you will be able to do this Victoria Falls Activity.

At What Times can I go fishing ?

Zambezi Fishing Tripscan either be half-day or full-day trips. For the half day, you can choose if you wish to go in the morning or later in the morning.

Morning Trip

For the morning trip, in summer you will be picked up from your hotel or lodge around 6:30 am and in winter you will be picked up at 7 am. You will go to the river for your fishing and enjoy yourself before heading back at 10:30 in summer and 11:00 in winter.

Afternoon Trip

For the afternoon trip, in summer you will be picked up from your hotel or lodge around 2 pm and in winter you will be picked up around 3:30 pm. Like the morning session, you will head to the Zambezi for your activity then head back around 6 pm in summer and 5 in winter.

Full Day Trips

For the full-day trips, you will be picked up at the same times as the morning trip and you will come back at the same time as those who would have gone for the afternoon trips.

Zambezi Fishing Tripsare available throughout the year but please note that between the first of December and the first of March, there is a yearly fishing prohibition in effect in Zambia. So around that time, it won’t be available.

The Zambezi River is one of the most beautiful rivers in all of Africa and it provides fishermen with the chance to catch an array of fish species. If you have the chance to visit the Zambezi River do it. You can also combine your Zambezi Fishing Tripswith Victoria Falls Tour!

What else is included in the trips

In addition to the transfers to and from your hotel, the morning sessions offer teas, coffee, and water. The afternoon trip also offers cold refreshments like juice, cold beers, spirits, and water. The full-day trip has everything including lunch. You won’t have to bring any fishing equipment, rods, etc as they will be provided for you.

For all the trips you will have the exceptional chance to journey with top guides who know some of the best fishing spots along the Zambezi. Please note that inclusions to your trip may differ from one service provider to another, be sure to book with Falcon Safaris to get the most out of your experience.

What should I look forward to catching ?

The Zambezi River is excellent for fishing all year round because it has over 75 species in the warm waters flowing to Victoria Falls. These include species like African Pike, Barbel, Bream, Tilapia, and Upper Zambezi Yellow Fish. The Tiger Fish is the most sought-after of the more than 75 fish species found in the Zambezi River and fortunately, it is the most common fish that you will catch. Tigerfish are highly aggressive, and these elusive fish need some expertise to catch, which adds to the thrill. You can be in for a tough battle because they can grow to be 15 kg in weight. A day spent on the Zambezi with a line in the water and the wilderness overflowing across the banks is a day well spent, regardless of how novice you may be.

What to pack ?


Insect repellent

A camera

A light

Cool clothing in the summer and warm clothing and a jacket in the winter

Non-slip shoes or sandals

A hat, Sunglasses

What You Should Know ?

A private boat can be confirmed on a minimum of 4 pax and a maximum of 16 pax. Fly fishing is available upon request; it’s a type of fishing known as the "Catch and Release.

There will be Hippos and Crocodiles

There is no escaping the reality that Hippos and Crocodiles are abundant in these waters because the Zambezi is a true African river. For both humans and animals to enjoy this magnificent environment, knowledgeable guides know just how to avoid these animals and leave them alone. Therefore, don't let these risks deter you from going; instead, make sure you go only with someone who is experienced.

The Zambezi River is one of the most beautiful rivers in all of Africa and it provides fishermen with the chance to catch an array of fish species. If you have the chance to visit the Zambezi River do it. You Can Also Combine Your Trip With Victoria Falls Tour!


Duration: Package dependant; 3,4,5 or 11 hours

Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Weather: Weather permitting

Things to Bring: Clients are advised to bring the following with: · Comfortable attire that provides sun protection · Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent

When: All year round

What to Wear: Clients are advised to wear the following: · Comfortable attire that provides sun protection · Hiking/running shoes · Warm clothing in winter (April to August)

Inclusions And Exclusions

Inclusions Transfers from your Lodge / Hotel , continental breakfast, coffee/tea and cool drinks

All fishing equipment for the duration of the activity (Conventional)

Fly Fishermen catered for on request (We can supply all equipment necessary)

Exclusions National Park fishing fees – $10usdPP to be paid on arrival or prior arrangement.


Minimum Age 6 years

Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement

Qualifications Not Applicable

Minimum Height 0.0 m

Maximum Height 0.0 m

Maximum Weight 0.0 kg

Certification None Required

Experience Level None Experience

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Zambezi River, you can go to Zambezi Fishing on the Zambezi River. There can be no better place than Zambezi River if you love Fishing. Batoka Gorge is another fishing spot near Victoria Falls. As part of the more remote Lower Zambezi River, it starts at the bottom of Victoria Falls, stretching just over 110 km to Makwa in the Gwembe Valley.

The Zambezi River is home to over 75 species of fish. Some of the famous fish that you can catch here are Tiger Fish, Barbel, Vanda, Bream, African Pike, and Upper Zambezi Yellow Fish.

Tea, coffee and refreshment will be provided along with fishing gear. Fishing at Zambezi River is a whole new experience as you will be surrounded by beautiful wildlife and wilderness. An experienced guide will always be with you.

2 people minimum and 4 people maximum are allowed on a boat for Zambezi Fishing. One best thing about the Zambezi River is that you can not only catch a huge number of fish but you can witness the wildlife.

The cost of Zambezi Fishing at Victoria Falls depends on the type of excursion you choose.

Although there is no minimum age, children under 12 must be with their guardians. Those who are under 12 years of age have to pay half of the price.

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