Have just spent 3 weeks chillin' out at Shackleton's. Wow, do they care for you.
From the early morning wake up tray of tea, to the final Amarula at the Von Togo bar before the generator signals 'lights out'.
I arrived 'wound up like a clock' and the 3 weeks just did the trick.
The Tiger fishing was great, caught plenty, although can't call myself a fisherperson. The guides certainly know how to help beginners. Also caught my first beautiful Nembwe.
Visits to the little Sooka School, and hearing the kids sing really made my day.
The lodge staff are amazing, happy, smiling, helpful and professional.
Meals delicious, rooms cleaned thoroughly and beds turned down at night. Awesome visit.
- 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