The trip begins in Ruaha National Park - Tanzania's 2nd largest NP and one of the largest protected areas in Africa - to chase tigerfish on fly and on poppers along the Ruaha River. Multiple days will be spent camping in the Msembe area of Ruaha to explore one of the best freshwater fishing destinations in Africa. The main focus will be the mighty tigerfish, one of Africa’s most iconic freshwater species. The species endemic to this area are related to the Goliath Tigers of the Congo Basin with fish over the 10lb mark in abundance. The best ways to target this toothy fish is with surface lures such as poppers and on fly....Read More
Beware the crocs and hippos while casting. While amenities and lodging are 5 star, you'll experience fishing in its most pure, natural form here. You'll be accompanied by armed game guards and will be able to fish parts of the African outback with no other humans around for tens of miles. Other species targeted on fly include a species of Barb closely related to the much sought after Yellow Fish of southern Africa.
As an added bonus this trip also offers exceptional game viewing as Ruaha is home to famously large Elephant and Cape Buffalo herds, Kudu, Sable, Antelope, and over 500 bird species. The park is also home to 10% of the world's Lion population, Leopards, Cheetahs, and African Hunting Dogs. You will also be afforded the opportunity to travel 4 hours to the south east of the core game viewing area to the Usangu Plains region of Ruaha to explore fishing opportunities there as well.
This trip is all-inclusive, and Dom will be happy to set up lodging, food, amenities, travel & flights, and anything else you might need for your stay in-country.
Dominyk ("Dom") is an award-winning safari photographer and professional guide living in Arusha in Northern Tanzania. A passion for capturing memorable images of people and the natural world has taken him to more than 70 countries on six continents during the last 25 years....Read More
As an experienced professional safari guide and tour leader, Dom leads clients on customized photographic safaris into the many world-class wilderness areas of Tanzania and to a wide range of other destinations both in Africa and worldwide. His clients enjoy the unique added opportunity to learn the art of nature and people photography from a professional.
Born in Zambia and raised in Australia, Dom developed an early interest in the living world and started taking photos on regular trips throughout the world using equipment handed down from his father. On completion of a B.Sc. at the University of Sydney in 1996, Dom returned to the country of his birth to pursue a career as a professional safari guide and photographer in Zambia's premier wilderness area - South Luangwa National Park.
In 2001, he returned to Sydney to undertake a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science. While working as a freelance photojournalist to fund his studies, he won the coveted Yellowglen Australian Young Photographer award. Dom was once again drawn back to Africa in 2003, this time to Tanzania, to work as a community development coordinator for the Friedkin Conservation Fund and as a safari guide for partner company Ker & Downey Tanzania.
In 2006, Dominyk opened Zoom Photo Gallery in Arusha – Tanzania’s first, and to this day, only photo gallery. The gallery offers original, limited-edition prints, collages and panoramas, selected from images captured on safaris.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
You will need your own tackle.
Wader rentals are not available.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing
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