In the late 1920’s, the first Rainbow Trout were introduced to Tanzania by keen fishermen residing in the Usambara District. A small hatchery was established using eggs from neighboring Kenya and fry were released into a tributary of the Mkussa Stream on the estate of Major Sandwith. The climate of the West Usambara Mountains was considered ideal for trout to flourish and the acidity/alkalinity and average temperature of the rivers fell within the range in which Rainbow Trout are known to thrive (50 to 60...Read More
degrees Fahrenheit). Abundant native insect species throughout the year increased the likelihood of trout to not only survive but eventually reproduce, and within two years, fish in the range of one to three pounds were caught. Fry have been observed to grow rapidly due to an abundance of food found in these rivers, most notably freshwater crabs and aquatic nymphs of various insect species such as mayflies and caddisflies. When trout were successfully introduced into the Usambara Mountains and the rivers flowing off the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, it was noted that the rivers flowing from the southern slopes of Africa’s highest mountain would also offer ideal conditions, most notably the Weru Weru and Kikafu Rivers. Fast forward almost 100 years and it is apparent that these early observations of the suitability of the Weru Weru and Kikafu Rivers were indeed correct with the author observing healthy populations of wild Rainbow Trout in both rivers, along with evidence from third parties of surviving populations in the Southern Highland streams of Tanzania. Days will be spent fly fishing for wild Rainbow Trout on 3 rivers flowing off Mt. Kilimanjaro- these waters have been seldom fished in almost 100 years!
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.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No live bait provided.
You will be responsible for your own gear.
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, amphibious hiking shoes.
Tanzania travel visa (secured with the help of Dom)
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 120 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.