Brenda’s Best Baobab
Stay at Brenda Kamandisa’s place if you’re using the Katima MuliloSesheke border post and darkness has caught up with you. It’s on the Zambezi River, surrounded by baobabs.
Camping K50 (R68) per person. Twin-sleeper chalet K200 (R274) per night. Chalet for four people K300 (R411) per night. Meals also available. GPS: S17.48235 E24.29260 Contact: 00 260 96 378 6882;
Shackletons Tiger Fishing Lodge
The Zambezi River is known for its tiger fish and Shackletons is all about fishing. It’s about 60 km downstream from Sesheke, and 140 km upstream from Livingstone. You can fly to Livingstone and they’ll come pick you up.
Besides tiger fish, you can also catch nembwe, three-spot tilapia and green bream. Shackletons supplies standard fishing gear, but bring your own fly-fishing gear if that’s what you’re into.
There are six double chalets accommodating 12 people in total. It costs R2 650 per person sharing, which includes all meals plus a boat and skipper and up to 20 litres of fuel per day. Half-price for children under 12. Package rate for four nights: R11 560 per person sharing, including everything mentioned above plus transfers to and from Livingstone airport. Call your friends and make arrangements… GPS: S17.49658 E24.77525 Contact: 083 251 7257 (James);