Destinations: Tengo and Samaki Camps – Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers, Tanzania
Season: July – end November 2016
Duration: 7 nights – 6 ½ Days fishing.
Accommodation: Safari Tented Camp and Fly Camp
Over the past 7 years the fisheries of the Mnyera and Ruhudji River in South Western Tanzania have fast built a reputation as one of the finest fresh water fisheries available to the discerning travelling angler. The trophy tiger fish that call these rivers home provide unparalleled tiger fishing opportunities. The Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers are widely regarded as the destination to target tiger fish in the 10 – 25lb range.
The team of international guides make sure all guests visiting Tengo Camp experience world class guiding by true international experts. Their commitment to sustainable and responsible fishery management is respected worldwide and ensures all guests experience the best that the fisheries of the Mnyera and Rhudji Rivers have to offer.
International flight Kyiv-Dar es Salaam (transfer stop in EU or Turkey)
Air transfer to/from Dar es Salaam/camps
Two Camps, Two Rivers, 7 Night Itinerary (6.5days fishing):
Sat – Day 1: Charter to camp (1 group transfer to Ruhudji Camp and 1 group stay on the Mnyera River – Mnyera rods fish afternoon).
Day 2: Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji
Day 3: Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji
Day 4: Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji (Camp swap – guests will move between camps this evening)
Day 5: Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji
Day 6: Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji
Day 7: Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji
Sat – Day 8: Mnyera Rods fish morning session. Charter flight to Dares Salaam
Groups may also fish from the main camp if they want to stay together upon prior arrangements.
Tengo Camp (Mnyera River): This tented camp is the base for your stay on the Mnyera River. The camp consists of 4 tents with twin or double configurations. All tents have a view overlooking the river. Tents are tastefully decorated with locally made furniture and soft furnishing. All tents are en suite. Fall asleep to the sound of a rasping leopard, and wake up with the rising sun and splashes of feeding tiger fish, all in the privacy of your personal safari tent. Sleeping under canvas has never been this wonderful. This camp is being upgraded to thatched cabins for this 2016 season.
Meals are enjoyed in the main central camp area under thatched roof over looking the river. A covered lounge, dining room and living area completes the main camp. This area contains a small library, lounges, and electric points for charging cameras and laptops, and a comprehensive fly tying station.
Samaki Camp (Ruhudji River): This quaint camp is your base on the Ruhudji River. It is erected each season. Its location on the banks of the Ruhudji River allows access to these productive waters. Samaki camp comprises of traditional Safari tents, all en suite, with twin or double configurations. The mess area is situated in the shade of the riverside forest, although most meals are enjoyed alfresco, under the stars on a beautiful sandbank in front of the camp.
All meals are prepared by the camp chef. Fresh produce is flown into camp each week with the group. Due to the close relationship with the nearby hunting camp, guests can enjoy fresh venison during their stay. Breakfast is normally an early affair with tea, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit taken before getting onto the boat. We break for a mid morning snack on the riverbanks at around 10am. Lunch is taken on the riverbanks in a shaded spot selected by your guides. Dinners are served in the mess area, or alfresco under the African night sky.
All catching is strictly “catch and release” with single debarbed hooks. No beat is fished twice in a week; areas where fish are spawning are strictly no go areas, and there is no re-drifting of beats allowed.
We use 18ft ‘Go Devil’ aluminium boats. These boats have been chosen for their application and are ideal for fishing the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers. All boats are fitted with 25 hp motors. Each boat caters for two anglers and their professional guide, as well as a coxswain.
Visas USD 50 per person obtainable on arrival