We went as a group of ten, ages ranging from 21 to 54. One lady did not want to do the fishing (sore back) but sat at the lodge and read. The staff were always available, quietly and in the background. A guide was supplied for walks (to keep fit). This was very necessary with the amount and quality of the meals!! The rest of the group which was made up of 6 men and three sofisticated, young business women, had a very intense fishing competition going. I (the matriarch), expected the men to love the fishing but was so surprised that the girls (in their 20's) were so intent on the fishing. Afternoons spent lounging in the superb pool. The weather was delightful. Mauritius and the Seychelles have lost this family to Shackeltons!!
- 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