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Sekoma Island Lodge

Mambova village Kazangula District, Mambova Zambia
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World Class Fishing and Birding on the Upper Zambezi River Zambia.
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Mambova village Kazangula District, Mambova Zambia
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Ronel Z wrote a review Sep 2018
17 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome trip. From the pick-up at the airport in Livingstone, transfer to Ilombe and our week stay there, the service was exceptional ! All staff are very friendly and helpful. The chef did an outstanding job catering for all our needs. I will absolutely recommend a trip to this beautiful part of the Zambezi River.
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Date of stay: September 2018
michael n wrote a review Jul 2018
Reno, Nevada273 contributions99 helpful votes
There were a lot of good things about this trip but a lot of bad things. The good was the location, 99% of the staff and our fishing guide. The cabin was completely fine, beds OK and mostly bug free (we did have a run in with a monster spider that turned my 6'4" buddy into a little girl). The food was pretty good but certainly not great. The bar was nice and we even had wifi intermittently which was a big deal for my buddy and I. On the downside, while the camp management couldn't help the high water, they did put too many anglers in camp. Unique Africa experience aside this was a fishing trip and 26 anglers was way too many. The fishing was tough mostly because there were about 2 places on the river that actually held fish and there were too many boats. I've traveled
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Tockus2 wrote a review Jul 2018
Pretoria, South Africa128 contributions85 helpful votes
I had the privilage of visiting Sekoma Island Lodge with a group of friends. Although some of us did not catch any tigerfish, most did land a swimming dog from the Zambezi River with size ranging from 7 pounds to 18 pounds as measured by the well-trained fishing guides. Watched elephant from the main lodge deck and recorded just over 100 bird species including breeding Western Banded Snake eagle and Olive woodpecker. Swimming/splash pool crystal clear. Food fantastic considering the distance they have to travel for supplies.
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Date of stay: September 2017
John M wrote a review Jul 2018
Centurion, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was my 2nd visit and the internal layout of the Tent is different and much better than my 1st visit, they just moved the beds and cupboards into another position and tent appears much bigger. Rooms are 100% clean and serviced daily and laundry is part of the package. Toilet, shower area also 100% super clean and well maintained. Looks brand new. Was very cold these past few days and you are guaranteed hot water for your shower. Hot water is instant and no having to wait for the hot water to eventually come through. Suggest that they provide bigger soap for guests staying for a few days. Rest of the lodge and camp well maintained and always clean. Food is always good, nice man size portions of meat, veggies and salads. Pub always well stocked and no shortage of ice and
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Date of stay: July 2018
Genloo wrote a review Oct 2017
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa18 contributions3 helpful votes
What an experience, it was my first time in Zambia and first time on the upper Zambezi. I caught a 14pound tiger and lost an even bigger one once the fish was at the boat. It broke the piano wire and the hook and off she went. If you hear what the people at the lodge say that 1 out of every 5 is landed i think i have done pretty well. Luck was definitely on my side. The lodge is beautiful, neat and clean at all times. The food is excellent and these guys do every bit to ensure that you have a pleasant stay. The staff and guides are also very friendly and helpful. I will definitely return one day.
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Date of stay: October 2017
ZambiaSouthern ProvinceMambova
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