Tanzanian Tiger Fish - Tanzania


The Camp and Facilities

A new camp was established in 2019 on the banks of the Ulanga River in a remote area in the Selous Game Reserve. The views from camp cannot be described and words like magic, majestic, marvellous and superb can never do justice to the beauty of the setting. Vegetation constitutes large trees in the riverine forest and occasional baobab trees enhance the landscape. Living quarters consist of 4 large safari tents with en-suite ablution facilities sporting both hot and cold water. Meals are provided in a thatch-roofed dining area facing the River. Well trained Staff are dedicated to make your visit unforgettable. Washing is done on a daily basis. An able Chef is responsible for a range of excellent cuisine including dinner and breakfast with a packed lunch for consumption either in camp or in some scenic area along the river. Cold beers abound in camp and form a barrier against dehydration, especially in the late afternoons.

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Pic Above Alan Hector

Daily Schedule
Six days will be dedicated to fishing. Many different fishing localities will be visited, be sure to bring the correct fishing tackle Some fishing will be conducted from the river banks while rapids will also provide exciting angling. Boats (aluminium boats) are available to navigate across the river and to visit some exotic fishing localities. You will be accompanied by experienced guides to assist when needed. Tiger fish can be photographed and will then be released to ensure a healthy population of large tigers. Large vundu and rhino fish are also released and vundu of more than 80 pounds has been caught. The fishing localities are rotated regularly to ensure the survival and and prevent over fishing of all fish species.

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Pics above Frank Gadea & Alan Hector

Costs

Inclusions

US$5650 per person

Included in Basic Rates
● 7 Nights camp accommodation
● 6 Days guided fishing
● Guides, porters, camp staff, accommodation in exclusive tented camp for duration of the fishing safari
● All meals and drinks
● Government conservation Fee
● Fishing and fishing area concession fees
● Fishing guide and porters
● Fishing licences and conservation fees Boat and fuel
● Transport in the area

Excluded in Basic Rates
● Transport to and from Dar es Salaam airport to hotel
● Air charter of road transfer from Dar es Salaam to fishing camp (please enquire)
● All fishing lures
● Rod hire
● Personal travel

 

Currency

The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling.The preferred currency is US Dollars (Cash) which are accepted in many locations. Please bear in mind that the date on the US Dollar notes must be after the year 2006. Time zone: (Sydney) - 8 hours

Travel and Transfers
On your arrival into Tanzania you will be transferred from Julius Nyerere International Airport (preferred airport for your arrival and departure, Dar es Salaam) to a hotel of your choice (we recommend Sea Cliff resort).
A photographic or scenic safari can be booked either before or after your fishing safari. Transport to the camp site constitutes either a chartered plane or by road (500km).
The charter is by a reputable company and will take 1.5 hours with an additional 2 hour drive in the Selous Game Reserve (costs on enquiry). Charter flights are the preferred means of transport due to the condition of the roads.
Arrival at Dar es Salaam before 15h00 can enable a transfer by charter to the camp on the same day. By road it will take between 10 to 12 hours.
The drive will take you through beautiful African countryside and the Mikumi National Park where you will see elephant, buffalo and the occasional lion.

Visas and Documentation

Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months after your departure from Tanzania. Australian passport holder will require a visa for Tanzania. A yellow fever certificate is required from some countries. Tanzania is a malaria country – prophylactic medication is recommended. Must bring: - Passport, visa, yellow fever certificate, Airline tickets, US currency, and Travel Insurance.

Climate
During the months of August to December the daytime temperature will vary from 20 to 35 degrees centigrade with the higher temperatures towards December.

High humidity can be expected. While fishing there will be a strong possibility for sunburn which necessitates the application of sun screen as well as lip balm.

Clothing
Loose, comfortable, cotton material khaki clothes will be the best for your adventure.
Please note that laundry is done on a daily basis, please focus more on your tackle rather than a lot of clothes. Due to Tanzania’s altitude it can sometimes be chilly in the early mornings.
Here are some suggestions:
● Shorts
● T-shirts, long sleeved shirts
● Lightweight or waterproof jacket
● Hat / cap, Sunglasses
● Sun screen (SPF30 or higher)
● Insect repellent
● Lip balm, eye drops
● Binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries
● Camera, comfortable walking shoes

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