Tanzania Tiger Fish Safari

River | 1 - 4 People | Contact us at 833-227-8246 for pricing

About Your Trip

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.

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About Your Guide

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.

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Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


You will need your own tackle.


Wader rentals are not available.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.




Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Gear & Packing

Conventional light tackle rods and reels, line, wire leader, and lures.
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Recommended Packing
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses.
Required Items
Tanzania travel visa (Dom will help secure).

Things To Keep In Mind

Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Yes, cancel for free up to 120 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!