We spent 4 days at Shackleton's, doing drift bait fishing and relaxing in between. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Everyone at the lodge was friendly and incredibly helpful. Our chalet was spotless and beautifully done out with fish-themed bedlinen- lots of little touches which enhanced our experience. Food excellent.
The weather was a little unco-operative when it came to the fishing, but I managed to land a 4kg tiger and am over the moon as it was my first one. Guide Remi was very patient with us- two relative novices.
We can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shackletons Upper Zambezi Lodge, located on the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia, is home to over 300 bird species, offers an excellent cultural experience at nearby Mwandi village, and is the ideal venue to fish for Africa’s most spectacular Tigerfish. Shackletons accommodates 12 guests in comfortable, thatched, en-suite chalets with private teak decks over-looking the river. Coupled with fabulous cuisine and friendly staff, Shackletons offers a relaxing and invigorating stay. The main area features a swimming pool, lounge and open dining area, with the riverside bar and sun-downer deck providing unparalleled vistas of the Zambezi. ... more less