Chobe Savanna Lodge

Discover Fly Fishing In Namibia

The Chobe Savanna Lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River offering spectacular views of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats.  The Chobe River is a great place to cast for tigerfish and tilapia in Namibia.


excellent tiger fishing

Nestled on the banks of the Chobe River, on the eastern side of the Caprivi Strip lies Chobe Savanna Lodge. With an incredible vista of the Chobe National Park and the game therein, the lodge is reached by easy flight from Johannesburg to Kasane. The short boat transfer to Chobe Savanna Lodge from Kasane is a boat safari in itself with many game species encountered on the way.

With the Chobe River on the doorstep excellent fishing grounds can be reached within 15 minutes. You will have the opportunity to fish for tiger fish and also the three carnivorous bream species, nembwe, three spot and red breasted tilapia.

The technique is to drift down the river casting into areas of structure from which the tigers ambush the flies. Strikes are hard and fast and will take you by surprise.

The fishing is either from skiffs in the main Chobe and Zambezi rivers, or from mokoros (the local dugout canoe) amidst the Zambezi rapids. The fishing manager Garreth Coombes, a well accomplished fisherman on the South African bass circuit, has thrown his energies and expertise into creating a fantastic fishing program with excellent guides.

a sanctuary retreat

Chobe Savanna Lodge offers a sanctuary amidst the bush in 12 secluded luxury bungalows with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning, all with a traditional African theme.

There is an electric fence that keeps nature at arms length. The focal point of the lodge is a thatched open sided main building which commands a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and beyond to the Chobe National Park.

The service and food is first class, and combined with the comfortable surroundings, the swimming pool and the first class game viewing to be seen makes Chobe Savanna Lodge perfect for families and non – fishing spouses.

“Truly a great African fishing experience combined with amazing Game viewing.” G.R. Matthew

For hardcore fishing enthusiasts

The fishing program offers the opportunity to spend a few nights at their outpost camp located on an island in the middle of the Zambezi River called Sekoma, on the other side of the Kasai Channel from the town of Kasane. With the Zambezi rapids right there next to the camp it offers hardcore fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to be right at the fishing and experience the wonders of the African bush at night.