Sekoma Island Lodge

Accommodation in Kazungula and surrounds

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Based in Zambia on a "Robinson Crusoe" island on the upper Zambezi, Sekoma Lodge is a mere 80 km upriver from Victoria Falls, in the heart of world class tigerfish and bream country. Lying in the eastern corner of the Caprivi strip, it is easily accessed by flying to Livingstone in Zambia or to Kasane (Botswana).

Alternatively one can drive to Kasane and leave their vehicles in a security-protected area while they enjoy a superb breakaway holiday. Sekoma provides an ideal and affordable base for the keen angler intent on pursuing the world-renowned tiger fish as well as the large bream that abound these waters. There are many miles of productive water, including accessing the exciting floodplains fishing in season, as well as the possibility of experiencing a Zambezi catfish run.

All-method angling can be practiced all year round, but fly fishing and lure angling takes place from June - March.

The biggest tiger fish taken in 2005 on fly was 16 lbs with an enviable number of double-figure fish also recorded. Sekoma has eight luxury, twin bedded tents with en-suite bathrooms, which are fully tiled with spacious showers. Each tent is raised on wooden decks, each with their own breathtaking view of the Zambezi and the Mambova rapids (near Impalila Island) Each room can be easily converted in to one queen-size double or two singles. Each bed is set up with two comfortable pillows, a duvet, a warm blanket for winter and a throw-over sheet for the heat of summer. The bathrooms are en-suite and fully tiled. Each bathroom is supplied with soap, shampoo and towels and there is a free laundry service, just to help you cut down the over packing of clothes. Insect repellent and mosquito coils are also provided in each tent.

There is a fully thatched communal area, dining area, lounge and wooden deck extending out on to the Zambezi River. In the communal area we have a fully stocked bar, wicker sofas to relax on. From the deck, many different species of fish feed beneath the lights at night. The lodge also has a main boma (Place of Fire), where on occasion, guests dine under the stars alongside the river. A second fireplace it situated close to the communal area so that guests can sit around the fire in winter, warming their hands, while waiting to start the day's fishing. Fishing starts at 6.15. (For those who wish to combine fishing with magnificent game viewing, one need go no further than the luxury Chobe Savanna Lodge, which is on the Namibian side of the Chobe River and directly opposite the Chobe National Park. Elephant and buffalo are frequently seen from the upstairs lounge of the Lodge itself.)

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Sekoma Island forms a part of a chain of islands and channels in the centre of the Mambova rapids, below them lies Kazangula - the eastern point of the Caprivi Strip and where four countries meet (Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia)

A "Robinson Crusoe" island, it teems with indigenous fauna and abundant flora and boasts more than 70 different fish species.The waters surrounding Sekoma Island are only navigable by mokoro (dugout boat) except the northern point area which has been coverted into the Lodge's harbour and clients, therefore, have total exclusivity. The only inhabitants on the island are the Lodge staff and the odd bachelor herd of elephants that seek refuge in the dense Sekoma forest - and a wide variety of bird life.

Accommodation consists of eight spacious safari tents, mounted as wooden chalets which are placed on wooden decks, each with breathtaking views, overlooking the Mambova Rapids.
Each suite has a full bathroom and sleeps two in either single or queen size beds. Sekoma Island Lodge supplies all bedding, linen and towels and fresh drinking water is available. Why fish at Sekoma Fishing?
We offer a mouthwatering choice of fishing in the Zambezi and Chobe rivers as well as the Kasai channell, providing magnificent fishing opportunities ! Sekoma Lodge operates from the Zambian side of the Rapids, on a stretch of river that experiences an annual flood that, every year, brings growth and rejuvenation to the system. Every year the Chobe and Zambezi floods on to its many floodplains, thus creating a self-sustaining "stocking" system - everything from insects and crustacea, to fish using the flooded plains to breed and eat. Contact us today and we will set up your trip from start to end, tailor-made to suit your every need. Groups from two up to eight people can be accommodated.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Exclude:
· Includes: All meals, bottled water, unlimited Fishing, Guide, Boat, 20l petrol, All guided activities, laundry.
· Excludes: Drinks, gratuities and items of personal nature


Extra information

Fishing:  Summer (August - May)
While fishing is generally good most of the year, different months and seasons offer different species to the angler. More species are available when the water is warmer and clearer, which is generally during the summer months. The seasonal rains (October-November) introduce more oxygen into the system, making the tiger fish, in particular, more active and aggressive.

Winter (May-August)
Fishing during these months can be superb. As the water from the annual floods starts draining off the flood plains, thousands of baitfish stream back into the main channels. Large concentrations of tigers between four & twenty pounds gather around these areas and often go on a feeding frenzy making them easy targets to hook - but not to land!

Other Activities:  Cultural excursions - visit local villages.  Day trips to Victoria Falls.  Sunset cruises can also be arranged.  Fishing around the island by foot or mokoro (dug out canoe).  Guided nature walks around the island.  Photographic safaris.

The lodge also has a main boma (Place of Fire), where on occasion, guests dine under the stars alongside the river where at night whilst eating dinner or having a drink around the fire the atmosphere is echoed by owls calling and hippos grunting and snorting. The Boma also has a fully stocked bar where guests can be served from. A second fireplace it situated close to the communal area so that guests can sit around the fire in winter, warming their hands, while waiting to start the day's fishing. The communal area has soft comfy wicker couches where guest’s can sit and read a book, tie a fly or even just laze around admiring the tranquility of the Zambezi River and the beautiful bird calls that erupt from the tall trees around the camp. The main bar is situated in the communal area where guests can simply relax and be served by one of very pleasant Sekoma waitresses.