per person, double occupancy
10 days/9 nights
6 days fishing
Legendary Predator of the Congo
The legendary Goliath Tigerfish is ranked by 'In Fisherman' magazine as one of the top 10 hardest-fighting freshwater fish on the planet. It can weigh over 100 pounds and its jaws are armed with 32 razor-sharp teeth that can shear through the strongest steel leaders and even straighten hooks. The few anglers that have battled these monsters are awestruck by the fish’s ferocious strikes, long runs and spectacular jumps.
The species have been known to strip 150-200 meters of line out on their initial runs, while performing multiple jumps in the process. Don’t be surprised if your fish swims under the boat for cover during your hook up. This is very common when attempting to land tigerfish.
The Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocion Goliath) can be caught between dawn and nightfall. You can drift fish along the rocks and troll two rods with live baits, while using other rods to cast artificial rubber baits toward the rocks. The Goliath is a difficult fish to catch. A 30-40 pound fish is considered a great catch, while a 50-60 pounder would be a monster. Take a break for lunch back at the camp or on boat (angler's choice).
10 days/9 nights
6 days fishing
(2010 Season Rates)
10 days/9 nights/6 days fishing
$3295 per person (single occupancy), plus international airfare.
50% deposit per person. Bookings are not confirmed until deposits are received. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Airport transfers
- Hotel day room in Paris
- Boat transportation between Brazzaville and camp
- 7 nights camp accommodations (double occupancy)
- Meals and beverages
- 6 days guided fishing
Airfare, passport & visa, travel insurance (mandatory), Global rescue (mandatory), alcoholic drinks, tips, gifts, or other items of personal nature.
The best fishing is typically from February - March and June - November. River levels in this watershed can change quickly and affect fishing conditions, regardless of the season or historical patterns. Navigation of boats may also be affected. While we make every attempt to monitor such conditions, anglers assume the risk of these natural forces beyond our control.
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Depart New York for flight to Paris. Arrive early morning. Spend day at Sheraton Hotel in Charles de Gaulle Airport. Take midnight flight to Brazzaville, Congo. Arrive early morning. You will be transferred to Nautical Club where you depart by boat to camp.
Tigerfish Camp is situated on the Congo River, about 25 miles upsteam from Brazzaville. The camp consists of a nice terrace with a bar, salon and dining room. All bedrooms are equipped with two beds, fridge, air conditioning and full bathroom.
All meals are included and are a combination or European and African.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Depart New York for flight to Paris, France.
Day 2: Arrive early morning and spend day resting at Sheraton Hotel in Charles de Gaulle Airport. Take Midnight flight to Brazzaville, Congo.
Day 3: After clearing immigration and customs, you'll be met and transferred to the Nautical Club from where you will depart by boat to the camp. The fishing camp is accessible only by the Congo River itself. (Sandwiches, coffee and local soft drinks will be supplied for the journey). Depending on arrival time at camp, an afternoon fishing may be possible. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Days 4-9: Early breakfast and depart for fishing. Return to camp for lunch if desired, otherwise lunch on the water. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: After breakfast, depart for Brazzaville by boat. (Packed lunch provided for journey.) Upon arrival, transfer to the airport for international flight home.
Day 11: Early morning arrival back in Paris. Connect with flight home to United States.
A valid passport, visa, and evidence of yellow fever vaccination are required for entry.
While there are typically very few mosquitoes during the dry season, malaria tablets are recommended. Sunscreen is also recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
The official language is French, English translator available for every group.
Daytime highs typically rise to 90 degrees and can occasionally hit 105 degrees. In the evenings, temperatures usually cools down to the 70s. It can sometimes rain for an hour in the morning or afternoon.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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