Masau Lodge is located in a prime fishing area of the lower Zambezi. The Mupata Gorge has the best tiger fishing of the region and is located just a few kilometres upstream from camp. Whilst taming the feisty tiger fish is a popular pastime on our fishing boats, guests can also try for bream, chessa, vundu, Cornish jack, Western bottlenose, parrot fish, and Leopard squeaker.
This northeast corner of Zimbabwe has some of the country’s best birding. The birdlife around camp is prolific, especially in the hidden inland pools that are a haven for migrant birds in the wet season. Avid birders can be taken to bird-rich areas to look for more rare species such as the Angola Pitta, the yellow-spotted Nicator, or the Pels Fishing Owl, to name a few.
The Kanyemba area provides stunning vistas for a relaxing river cruise. A tradition of our seasoned visitors us to end up at “Red Cliffs” for a sundowner after a day of fun and fishing. This enormous rock face glows red as the sun sets in front of it – a truly remarkable way to end the day. Cruises alongside the shores of the Zambezi are always a great way to observe the wildlife that the area offers. Guests will often see elephants or buffalo bathing in the river, as well as various antelopes, hippos and crocodiles.
Whilst the comfort of the main lodge dining room is a great way to enjoy meal, guests are encouraged to also venture out into the surrounding bush for a dining experience unlike any other. Whether it be along the shores of secret waterways hidden from the main channel of the Zambezi River, or venturing up to the top of the famous Red Cliffs with breathtaking views, a bush picnic is must for your stay at Masau Lodge.