Fishing for tigerfish in the Panhandle

Okavango Delta (Botswana)

A catch and release fishing experience in the channels and lagoons of the Okavango looking for tigerfish, one of the most voracious and sought after freshwater fish.

In the Panhandle, the stretch of the Okavango River that precedes the delta.


From a minimum of 3 days.


Nxamaseri Island Lodge, an eco-chic lodge equipped with 8 chalets with en-suite bathroom and private veranda.


Fly and spinning fishing, mokoro safaris and excursions to the rock paintings site of Tsodilo Hills.


The waters of the Panhandle are home to hippos, crocodiles and various species of fish including tigerfish, bream and catfish. About 325 species of birds have been identified in the area, many of them aquatic, including the African skimmer and Pel’s fishing owl.


During the annual barbel run, the migration of catfish, from August to October.


Opened in the early 1980s, the lodge is set on a remote island in the heart of the Panhandle, perfectly located to access this part of the Okavango River. The barbel run, the incredible catfish migration, and the maze of channels of the Panhandle, a paradise for fishing and bird watching enthusiasts. Nxamaseri is a fishing lodge provided with fly fishing and spinning equipments, motor boats and expert guides.