accommodation options in the best Zambezi Tiger Fishing areas.These
Detailed Maps of the Zambezi River were compiled from Google Maps with
lots of added
information & accommodation / camping options.
Zambezi River Maps
maps of the Zambezi
have been compiled for travelers planning fishing trips or
overland trips to
destinations along the Zambezi
in Zambia, Namibia,
Mozambique. Best accommodation
for tiger fishing trips along the Zambezi River is
included on the maps.
The Zambezi River is almost 3000km long, therefore the maps cover
different sections of the Zambezi River from where it leaves Angola and
enters Zambia, all the way down to Marrumeu, just upstream of the
Zambezi River Delta.
maps of the
Zambezi River are high resolution, large and
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Zambezi Map 1 - Upper Zambezi
Zambia and Barotseland
Western Zambia is well known as the
best tiger fishing spot in the world,
with this stretch of the Zambezi River producing excellent catches of
very big Tiger Fish. This section of the Zambezi River is unpopulated
and very little netting of tigerfish takes place.
Zambezi Map 2 - Upper Zambezi
Zambezi Map 3 -
Zambezi Map 4 -
Zambezi Map 6 - Lower Zambezi
Cahora Bassa Dam
Zambezi Map 7 -
Zambezi River Map 8
- Lower Zambezi
Middle Zambezi Map
Lower Zambezi Map
of the Zambezi River were compiled from Google Maps
Zambezi - Maps 1,2 & 3
Source in Angola to Victoria Falls
Angola / Namibia / Zambia / Zimbabwe
mighty Zambezi River has it's source in the Angolan highlands, together
with other large rivers such as the Kavango, which forms the Ovavango
Delta and the Chobe River, which also has a smaller inland delta before
reforming into one main channel just upstream from the confluence with
the Zambezi River at Kasangula on the border of Botswana and Zambia.
The Zambezi River enters north western Zambia just north of the town of
Zambezi. The river flows along the eastern boundary of the Liuwa Plains
National Park before entering Barotseland
and the Barotse flood
Tiger fishing paradise. The Barotse flood plain narrows
Falls, the second largest waterfall on the Zambezi River.
In the next 100km, the Zambezi
determined the map, forming a
natural boundary and creating the border between 4 countries, namely
Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe before widening and
plunging down into the Zambezi River Gorge at Victoria Falls, one of
the seven wonders of the world, at the towns of Livingstone on the
Zambian side and Victoria Falls village on the Zimbabwe side.
See Zambezi Map 2.
Middle Zambezi - Map
Falls to Lake Kariba
Zambia / Zimbabwe
Vic Falls, the
Zambezi zig zags its way down the Zambezi Gorge with its vertical walls
and magnificent scenery. The Zambezi Gorge is also very inaccessible
because of the dramatic geology and a series of major rapids.
Below the Victoria Falls, the Deka River flows into the Zambezi from
the Zimbabwe side. Deka is one of the first places where on can access
the river in the middle Zambezi.
As the crow flies, Lake Kariba is 125km downsteam of the Victoria Falls
and has a variety of resorts and houseboats for holidays, fishing trips
or water safaris. There are also several camping sites at Kariba which
cater for the more independent traveler. Kariba falls between Zambia
and Zimbabwe, the northern shore in Zambia and the southern shore in
Zimbabwe, with excellent accommodation in the form of camping sites,
fishing camps, luxury tented camps, lodges, hotels and houseboats.
Lake Kariba is the largest waterside resort in
Africa with the exception of resorts in South Africa.
Lower Zambezi - Maps
5,6,7 & 8
Kariba to the Zambezi River Delta
Zambia / Zimbabwe / Mozambique
the Kariba Dam wall, the Zambezi River flows through the rich Zambezi
Valley, an area famous for its abundant wildlife and excellent fishing,
but infamous for being one of the hottest places on the map in the
summer. Most of the camps and campsites along the lower Zambezi are
unfenced, making for fantastic wildlife experiences and unforgetable
tiger fishing trips.
Maps 7 & 8
Below Kariba, the Zambezi widens again after the constiction of the
gorge and water flows are also slowed in the summer rainy season by
flood gate control by the Zambezi Water Authority.
The Cahora Bassa Dam lies 200km east of Lake Kariba, with the upper
reaches of the dam on the border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Cahora
Bassa is very remote and there is little commercial development around
Tete is situated 120km east of Cahora Bassa from where the Zambezi
river gradually widens across the flat Mozambique coastal plain until
it splits into a vast delta before flowing into the Indian Ocean 500km
downstream of the Cahora Bassa Dam wall.
Zambezi Tiger fishing Information
Upper Zambezi Fishing
Best fishing time: May - October
The upper Zambezi River in Barotseland is
wild, with low populations and no disturbance to the river ecology and
is home to big shoals of fish.
The Lukulu area is well know for its concentrations of large Tiger fish and a huge
bream. The river spreads out over the Barotse flood plain
and flows 100km
wide at places. Best
accommodation in Barotseland in marked on Zambezi Map 1
Middle Zambezi Fishing
Best fishing: May - October
The Zambezi River Gorge is one of the most
stretches of water in the world, with high flow rates and a
steep-sided gorge. Access to the Zambezi
Gorge is via Deka, where the Deka
River has its confluence with the
Zambezi. Deka is an area well known for excellent fishing, especially
for Tiger Fish. See Zambezi
Lower Zambezi Fishing
August - November
along the Lower Zambezi because of the effect of the Kariba Dam and
Cahora Bassa. Dirty water enters the dams and has time for the silt to
settle out before continuing down the Zambezi River Valley. The best
time for bearable weather and good fishing is in August and September.
See Zambezi Maps 7 & 8.
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