It's now my third visit to this very special Tiger fishing lodge on the upper Zambezi. Howard Shackleton can be proud of the operation that he heads up there. The staff are always so sincere and really find no task too difficult. The rooms are spotless and housekeeping is top notch. Attention to detail is what really impresses me with this lodge, from the ethnic cultural to the semi colonial touches... A special mix for a truly enjoyable tiger trip. The lady in your life will feel most comfortable here as bed linen is of the highest quality and all comforts are provided. The meals are always scrumptious and a pleasure to enjoy on finely laid tables with attentative service to compliment the experience. On the Fishing side, Shackletons also shines (I only fly fish which is demanding on boat and the guide) yet they are super at what they do and always get you onto some fish! It was with sadness that I learnt of Crispin's illness as he was a really special guide there. I do hope he will be able to return to the Shackletons team soon. So all in all a great place to visit for your next Tiger fishing trip on the Zambezi !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge is located in the flood plain region of the upper Zambezi River in Zambia. This places Shackletons Lodge right in the middle of 'Tiger Country', the premier venue for awesome tigerfish. These rich tiger fishing grounds are less than 5 minutes by boat from the lodge. Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge is Zambia's premier venue for trophy tigerfish, bream and catfish. We cater for fly fishing, spin and lure anglers of all levels. Shackletons accommodates 12 people in thatched, en-suite chalets with private teak decks overlooking the magnificent Zambezi River. The Van Togo bar, sun-downer deck, lounge, library, open dining area, swimming pool and fire pit provide guests with unparalleled vistas of the Zambezi River. The upper Zambezi River lodge is home to over 300 bird species that can be spotted at the Lodge or by boat along the Zambezi River banks and in the tranquil river channels. At Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge you, your family and friends will be truly spoilt by the exciting tiger fishing, the pristine waters of the magnificent upper Zambezi River, glorious Zambezi sunsets, Zambian culture, abundant bird life, the peace and tranquillity of the Lodge, great home-grown food, and the unsurpassed friendly hospitality of the Shackletons' people. ... more less