The Okavango Delta is renowned as one of Africa’s top fishing destinations. Try your hand at catching a diverse variety of fish in the still waters of the Okavango Delta
Surrounded by wildlife, your presence in the Okavango Delta as you enjoy a spot of fishing will not go unnoticed – every creature in the vicinity will know you are there! Crocodiles and Hippos will be especially watchful, this is their domain and don’t they know it….Fishing in the Okavango Delta may sound extreme when you consider that you are in a remote wilderness which is known for its high density of wildlife. You are out-numbered for sure, but a fishing safari here is more about what you gain from the overall experience, and less about what you catch.
When you set off in a mokoro with your fishing guide you are in a unique position to take in the magnificent scenery in the heart of the Delta. With a drink at your elbow and such beauty all around you can truly relax in the silence and peace of this watery paradise, at the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
Birdlife is prolific and the variety of species is astounding – African Fish Eagle and Pel’s Fishing Owl are just some of the birds sharing your penchant for fishing. If you stand at the water’s edge and cast your line, you could be sharing the space with Buffalo and Elephant.
There are about 85 fish species in the Okavango Delta. Common species include Tilapia, Bass and Bream, although many anglers go after the ferocious river-bred Tiger Fish, found in some lagoons and where the Okavango River feeds into the Delta.
The African Pike is another great fighting fish, but you’ll also be able to catch huge Catfish into the bargain. Fishing in the Okavango Delta is especially good between March and December.