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Africa Tigerfish Trip
Is Roaring Success
recovered from jet lag at the luxurious Palace of the Lost City. ATV and Segway trail rides, "zipline" adrenaline rushes and some hot casino action were among the pastimes at the 5-star resort.
A few days later, our safari began in earnest at Chiawa Camp in Lower Zambezi National Park. We lucked out on wildlife-viewing, having spotted the Big Five – elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard – within 36 hours of our first game drive.
Sometimes the encounters got up close and personal. A small elephant herd kept us from our morning coffee one day, while munching on seedpods from a nearby tree. Our last two evenings brought the roar of a young male lion right into camp.
The tigerfish action was just as spectacular, with over 30 trophy-class fish over ten pounds caught among our group of nine intrepid adventurers. Even the three “non-fishing” wives pulled in some real monsters. Given that only about one out of five hooked tigerfish are actually landed, there were plenty of toothsome tugs for everyone.
Game-viewing was great along the Zambezi, as well. Elephants and hippos seemed to be around every bend in the river, and FishQuest director Scott Swanson even managed to accidentally snag a big hippo on the last morning’s outing. (Hook, yes. Land, no!)
We wound up our trip at Livingstone, splitting our time between the magnificent Victoria Falls and the native crafts markets. Before heading home, honeymooners Jason and Molly ventured way down to Africa’s southernmost city, Cape Town.
Molly and Jason sent this comment along with their CD disk of photos, “Prepare to be amazed! Be amazed that I could narrow it down this much from the 870+ photos that we came home with. I leave it to you to now pick out the Best of the Best. Good Luck!”
Susan wrote, “ WOW! What an absolutely amazing trip. Joe and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute we were there. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and assistance organizing us for our big safari and fishing trip.”
Gregg and Geneva wrote, “Thanks again for a great trip – it exceeded our expectations!”
Bill e-mailed, "Thanks for the great trip!"
All in all, it was a grrrreat 14-days. Next year’s “Lion’s Roar, Tigerfish Soar” safari departs from Atlanta on September 19. If you’re interested, please call Judith Weible for a free brochure and trip itinerary. Hope you can join us!
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