TIGER FISHING IN THE KILOMBERO VALLEY
Nestled along the magnificent banks of the Ruhudji and Mnyera Rivers, lies a place of un-charted wilderness and adventure. A place teeming with some of Africa’s biggest and toughest Tiger Fish offering you the chance to fish one of the world’s last remaining fresh water fishing frontiers. with its record sized 20lb+ tiger fish.
Kilombero North Safaris presents you with over 100 kms of exclusive River usage, combining adrenaline filled fishing trips, with superb guiding, first class outfitting and great camps. These fisheries offer an excellent opportunity at landing a 20 pounder on a regular basis!
Most of your fishing will be done from the boat, with exception for the raids. All fishing is done off 16ft aluminum ”Go Devil” boats, which are fitted with 25 – 40hp motors. Each boat carries two anglers and a professional guide, as well as a coxswain. There is ample storage and seating areas for three people. Boats are equipped with two-way radios and first aid equipment. Your professional guides have all spent extensive time guiding on these rivers, so you can be assured that they know these waters intimately and will ensures you have a productive, safe and enjoyable fishing experience. All fishing is strictly “catch and release” with single de-barbed hooks. No beat is fished twice in a week; and areas where fish are spawning are strictly no go areas.
The fishing season starts from early August and runs through to mid-November when the temperature of the water rises and the clarity increases. Duration of the fishing package is seven nights in camp. Each group totals eight anglers split into two with each of our camps accommodating four guests. Each group has the opportunity to fish each river for 3 days. Pick up and drop off point is Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with charters into and out of The Kilombero.
The main camp, Dhala, is located on the banks of the Mnyera River and will be the base for your stay. This camp comprises of four thatched wooden log cabin type rooms, which accommodate twin bed arrangements. All rooms are built upon raised wooden decking, with a private viewing deck overlooking the river and are tastefully decorated with locally made furniture and soft furnishings. All are en suite. A thatched mess area, also on a raised wooden deck that overlooks the river, includes a covered lounge and sitting area completes the main camp. Meals are prepared using fresh produce that is flown into camp each week. A Continental breakfast is normally taken early before heading out to fish. A midmorning snack and lunch are often taken on a scenic spot on the riverbank. Dinners are served in camp either in the mess area, or alfresco.
Our fly camp, Samaki, built on the banks of the Ruhudji River offers a unique opportunity to access the more remote waters. This camp comprises three of the “traditional” safari tents, all en suite, with twin or double settings. The thatched mess area is positioned in the shade of the riverine forest, but most meals are enjoyed alfresco, under the stars on a sandbank in front of the camp.