The second-largest continent in the world, Africa covers 6 percent of the earth’s total surface area and 20 percent of the total land area. Straddling the equator, it encompasses numerous climate areas and a whole host of different landscapes, from the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains in the north, the Skeleton Coast of Namibia in the west and the Nubian Flats of Sudan in the east.
The Mediterranean Sea surrounds Africa to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its total coastline spans an incredible 30,500 kilometres and is hugely varied, featuring sandy beaches, vast lagoon systems and estuaries that penetrate deep inland. It’s also home to some of the world’s longest rivers, including the Nile, Congo and Zambezi.
With all this water, it’s no surprise that Africa offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities for the travelling angler. Whether you enjoy saltwater fly fishing, big game, popper and jig fishing or shore fishing, a fishing holiday in Africa can cater for your needs. Off the coast of Namibia, you’ll find the worlds largest population of monster Bronze Whaler Sharks; in Tanzania, you’ll find the trophy Tigerfish, and in Madagascar, fishing from Nosy Be, some of the best popper and jig fishing on the planet. That’s without even mentioning the world-class saltwater fly fishing available on the Nubian Flats in Sudan and the unbelievable bluewater fishing opportunities in Guinea Bissau, Gabon and South Africa.
"I was lucky enough to fish over in Egypt many moons ago for the Nile Perch on Lake Nasser and I've always wanted to do it again, but things have obviously changed there and the fishing isn't what once was. As soon as I read about Cameroon and the fishing possibilities I just had to experience it and I wasn't disappointed, it was everything I imagined and more. I had a truly fantastic week, landing a handful of cracking Nile Perch and an abundance of Tigerfish and Yellowfish, it really was superb. I'd definitely love to return again next year."
"Flights were a pain and takes a long time to get there however we soon forgot about the journey once at the stunning camp. wow, what a location the guys there have done a great job. Now the fishing - I didn't realise how fast paced it would be and next time I will be more prepared and a visit to the gym is essential. Running up and down the beach chasing fish is hard work but I enjoyed every minute. Thanks for your hard work"
"Superb fishing, and totally excellent accommodation. The highlight of the week for me was a 26lb Jack Crevalle caught from the beach, it took line so fast I had to run 200 yards to keep up. Overall superb, but a couple of points of constructive criticism: It was sometimes difficult to communicate well with the boat guide, it's a mainly French speaking operation, this could have cut out some styles of fishing I didn't particularly enjoy. Also, got a large bill at the end of the trip for tackle used and/or lost, including lost by the guide, charged at high local prices, if I'd known exactly what was involved I could have taken a lot more of my own tackle. Nothing specialised was needed, just larger pike/bass lures & light jigs. A good option to point out to future customers would be to just use the operation's rods, take everything else yourself."