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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We recently returned from Shamashanga - it's a camp on the lower Zambezi not far from Tafika (same owners) located on the Zambezi river. If you love tiger fishing and reading, this camp is for you. The location is superb -peaceful with breath taking views of the river. Each spacious tent has a river view - beds are cosy and comfortable with strong showers under the stars! Lolly, the camp manager is very accommodating and friendly. Everything was so well organised and the drinks were always cold and plentiful. Food was simple but tasty and also plentiful. The camp staff were very obliging. Most importantly the fishing boats were superb - there are 4 to a boat (pontoon style) with comfy chairs and plenty of coller boxes and fishing rods. We spent lots of time tiger fishing - the biggest one caught was 21 lbs. Bream fishing was also good. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful trip - keep it up.

Room Tip: All rooms are good - tent 4 is close enough to main bar and dining area. Tent 9 is further to walk.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sasha M
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We were on a Tiger Fishing expedition from 26 August to 30 August, with colleagues/friends at Tafika. Our hostess, Helen Simon, is a wonderful person and will go out of her way to accommodate your every need. Accommodation is immaculate. Laundry service is satisfactory. The food is amazing. The fishing boats and personnel are wonderful. The largest fish we caught weighed 20 pounds. A whole lot of fish were also caught weighing 13 and 14 pounds. We were a mixed group consisting of 7 men and 7 women. Some of the women never held a fishing rod before and even they caught a fish or two. This is definitely a destination to visit. The season runs from March to end October and they are not operational during the other months due to monsoon etc.

Room Tip: All units are the same, facing the Zambesi River.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tiniaan
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We had a group of 6 guys,we had a business meeting for 2 hours then enjoyed the great hospitality of Tafika.The staff and food were excellent.Our boat guide who looked after all of us on our daily fishing trips was professional and very experienced.Accommodation was luxury for fisher men,highly recommended.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
Thank samsunburr
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

This was our first visit together to the Zambezi, with our two year old son and our parents, and what a wonderful welcome we received. Everything was done to make us comfortable having Noah with us, as well as to make his time on the river as comfortable and entertained as possible.

The food was wonderful, the service so very personal and the staff really enjoyable company.

The camp was pretty much clear of mosquitoes as it is sprayed weekly and the fencing at the river entrance to the camp kept any curious hippos away from night-time visits.

We learned so much, caught 15 and 18 pound tiger fish and a 25kg vundu as well as seeing the most incredible wild-life. Hippos, zebra, elephants, crocodiles, eland, water buck and kudu.

The peace and tranquility of drifting along the river waiting for the fish to bite, or a hippo to surface, is just indescribable. My husband calls it his favourite place in the world. Other people speak of it being a place where their souls sing. Magical, unforgettable. The smells of the African bush, the sound of a fish eagle in the trees or a lion's deep, throaty growl in the late evening.

Let Tafika share it with you. They'll do a brilliant job.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Twebb683
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

before I review please change spelling to Zambezi, Chewore Zimbabwe - not Harare - that's 9 hrs drive away

Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
1  Thank twister_9
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