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Kwanza Tarpon Lodge Angola Popper & Lure Fishing

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Tour Code ANG001

World Famous Kwanza Tarpon Lodge

Fly out to Kwanza Lodge and experience the best Tarpon fishing Angola has to offer. With unimaginable Tarpon fishing at the stunning Kwanza fishing Lodge. Our Tarpon fishing Angola tours are quickly becoming one of our most popular Big Game fishing packages. Kwanza Lodge, one of the best Angola fishing lodges, is situated amongst some of the most beautiful scenery known to man. With over 40 miles of untouched beaches on one side of the Lodge. On the other hand, there is the fish packed River Cuanza. Kwanza River fishing offers a fantastic opportunity to catch Tarpon.

The huge Tarpon and the super-hard fighting Giant Threadfins are what attracts anglers from across the globe. Once hooked, you may find yourself giving up your regular fishing to spend all your time solely on Angola fishing tours. Many of the waters surrounding this Lodge have seen little to no fishing pressure. So the fish numbers are still very high. With Kwanza Lodge practising a good catch and release policy, numbers should stay high. They are making this one of the best Angola fishing spots available. The River Cuanza use to hold the Tarpon record back in the ’70s, and it will not be long before another gets caught. Tarpon fishing Angola allows its visitors to land a record-breaking fish.

Where is Kwanza Lodge

Kwanza Tarpon Lodge was constructed back in the ’90s and was built on stilts on the Kwanza River banks famous for its giant Tarpon and is close to the mighty river’s mouth. For many years, anglers from around the world fished this little unheard piece of paradise. They kept quiet about how excellent the fishing was. Then there was civil unrest which put a stop to people travelling there.

Now that the country is slowly recovering, people start to head back there searching for the mighty Silver King. This recovery process is transforming Kwanza Lodge into one of the best fishing spots in Angola. With Kwanza Lodge located at the mouth of the mighty River Cuanza, you have the best of both worlds. Firstly, when the Tarpon enters the river system to escape the open ocean currents. Secondly, when the Tarpon cruises the shoreline, you have direct access to this as well.

What Species can I catch in Angola

Tarpon fishing Angola is varied with the opportunity to fish the freshwaters of the river Cuanza one day. The next you could be offshore fishing for enormous Marlin. The guides will make sure that all your requirements get taken care of. So if you wish to troll all day or even popper fish, this will be tailored to your itinerary. Another reason why big game fishing Angola is such a sought after destination.

The main species targeted at this destination are Tarpon which grows over 200lb, Cubera Snappers to 100lb, African Threadfin to 90lb and some super-sized Jacks. Tarpon fishing Angola makes you realise how good Tarpon fishing can be. Make sure to stop by our Big Game Facebook Community group to share your experiences, best catches and fishing tips.

You also have the usual offshore species available, from giant Marlin to shoals of Tuna. It is a multi-species destination suitable for all levels of fishing experience. The primary technique will be lure and popper fishing for most of these species; from large poppers to small vertical jigs, most of the species will be more than willing to take a well-presented lure. While lure or popper fishing is the most practised technique, a slowly drifted live or dead-bait free-lined on a circle hook trips up some of the wariest of species. The offshore species are targeted by trolling either soft lures or live baits.

When you find big shoals of busting Tuna, then an extensive cast of a popper will work very well, and the results will be explosive. Kwanza Lodge has a couple of very well equipped fishing boats for both inshore and offshore fishing. They come equipped with all the trolling equipment, but you will need to bring all the equipment yourself if you intend on lure fishing.

Angola fishing guides

The Tarpon fishing Angola guides at Kwanza Lodge are used to fishing many different styles and will accommodate lure, fly or bait fishing. Their knowledge of these waters and the species you will be targeting is second to none. On each boat, you will have a very knowledgeable captain. The captain will help with rigging up, casting techniques and, of course, taking that trophy shot. Make sure you mention to the captain the species you wish to target; they will then make a plan of attack and take you to areas that suit your chosen fishing style. If you would like to watch videos on this method of fishing, head over to our Youtube Channel to view some excellent destinations.

Accommodation

Kwanza Tarpon Lodge is located on the Kwanza River banks in Angola and is near the river’s mouth as it empties itself into the Atlantic Ocean. The Kwanza River is famous for the massive head of Tarpon fishing Angola or ‘Silver Kings’ and once held the world record for these magnificent creatures. With its fantastic location being at the River Kwanza’s mouth and its proximity to the open ocean, you can quickly either fish the river or the open ocean.

The Lodge

You will find ten well-appointed en-suite bungalows around the resort, 6 of which are double en-suite bungalows. There are four two-room en-suite family bungalows which all benefit from stunning views of this very picturesque area of Angola and come with private verandas that benefit from stunning views across the Kwanza River. You will be in for a treat if you like kicking back with a cold drink whilst watching the vast variety of wildlife attracted to the freshwater of the river.

Each bungalow built to fit in with the natural environment while ensuring a very comfortable holiday. Each place has air-conditioning to allow for excellent climate control during the hot African days. You will find a good-sized swimming pool at the front of the lodge that looks directly over the Kwanza River and is the perfect place to relax and cool down after a hard days fishing. 

Surrounding the pool is a stylish wooden decking area with sun loungers and leads directly down to the marina, where the small fleet of inshore and offshore boats. You can reach the boats with a short walk from all the bungalows. The marina is where you will head for other eco-tours that are water-based.

The lodge is unique and is full of old artefacts steeped in history from the surrounding farmlands. Along with its remoteness, you will soon find yourself slipping into this way of life where time slows down, and everyone seems to be full of energy and, more importantly, very relaxed.

Food & Drink

The lodge has been built upon wooden stilts and surrounds a great little restaurant where you will find delicious local dishes prepared by local chefs from the freshest of ingredients, and rest assured they have a very well-stocked full bar. The food on offer ranges from local dishes to more international dishes that cater for the vast array of people that decide to spend their holidays at this resort. 

The chefs are very used to catering for people with dietary needs without compromising their food quality. Each evening, before heading out for your fishing or eco-tours, a member of the restaurant staff will come and see you discuss what lunch you would like. The items range from fresh sandwiches, fresh fruit, snacks, crisps, and even some local dishes will be on offer along with the food for lunches many different soft drinks will be available from water to fruit juices. 

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Itinerary

Tailor-made Holidays

The below itinerary is flexible should you require additional fishing days or additional free days to explore; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

DAY 1:

Depart UK

Arrive Amsterdam Depart Amsterdam

DAY 2:

Arrive Luanda

On arrival, you will be met by a representative from Kwanza Lodge who will help you through the airport. Once you have collected your luggage and made your way outside of the terminal building, the driver will then transfer you to the lodge. (transfer approx. 1hr 30mins)

Overnight accommodation: Kwanza Tarpon Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 3 TO 5: FISHING DAYS

On your first 3 days fishing, you will be taken to areas renowned for their amazing Tarpon fishing. This may well be in the river or in the open ocean. Your captain will advise you on the best-suited style of fishing for any given location. There are also many other species that you may target so please inform your captain if you wish to try and catch some different species and he will advise you if the chances are good. After your full days of Tarpon fishing, you will be dropped off at the lodges floating platform where you will be then free to relax around the bar or take a late afternoon nap.

Overnight accommodation: Kwanza Tarpon Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: FISHING DAY.

Over the next 2 days, you will be taken offshore to target some of the Marlin that frequent these African waters. These Marlin get to some huge sizes so if you are lucky enough to hook one then you will be in for one hell of a fight. Our captain knows these offshore waters very well and will try each day to put you and your lure in the best places to increase your chance then the rest will be up to you. The Tuna bite off this coast can be amazing and the captain will put you and your lure in the right place all that will be left to do is cast out your popper and hold on.

Overnight accommodation: Kwanza Tarpon Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 8:

This day is free for you to relax and explore the many miles of untouched and unspoilt beaches that stretch along the way behind the lodge. If bird watching is one of your past times then you are going to love this location as you will get to see many birds that like to be around freshwater and also the many different birds that love the sea. It truly is a bird watchers paradise

Overnight accommodation: Kwanza Tarpon Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 9:

Later in the day after you have checked out of Kwanza Lodge, you will be transferred back to Luanda airport for your return journey. (transfer approx.. 1hr 30minutes)

Depart Luanda

DAY 10:

Arrive Amsterdam Depart Amsterdam

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from All Year.

Tarpon

Season: November to April
Peak: February to April
Weight: 10lb to 270lb
Average Weight: 40lb

African Threadfin

Season: May to August
Peak: June & July
Weight: 20lb to 120lb
Average Weight: 35lb

Jack Crevalle

Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Weight: 10lb to 65lb
Average Weight: 24lb

Cubera Snapper

Season: November to April
Peak: February to April
Weight: 20lb to 110lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Marlin

Season: November to April
Peak: February & March
Weight: 100lb to 400lb
Average Weight: 200lb

Sailfish

Season: November to April
Peak: February & March
Weight: 50lb to 130lb
Average Weight: 60lb

Yellowfin Tuna

Season: November to April
Peak: February & April
Weight: 10lb to 100lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Dorado

Season: November to April
Peak: November to February
Weight: 10lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Package Details

Prices from
£4,352
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fishing boats
  • All big game trolling tackle
  • Professional fishing guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 days fishing
  • All meals at Lodge

Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All drinks
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Lure, Popper & Fly fishing tackle
  • Local tips

Optional extras

  • Flight upgrades
  • Single room upgrades
  • Extra fishing days

Price Supplements

If your group size is smaller or larger than the standard two people then please contact a member of the Sportquest Holidays team who will then provide you with an up to date price

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Departing Returning Days Price Availability
01/11/2022 30/11/2022 10 £4,352 Enquire Now
01/12/2022 31/12/2022 10 £4,352 Enquire Now
01/01/2023 31/01/2023 10 £4,352 Enquire Now
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01/11/2023 30/11/2023 10 £4,352 Enquire Now
01/12/2023 31/12/2023 10 £4,352 Enquire Now

Price Notes

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Reviews

Craig

Angola... What a place! Before I travelled I tried to do as much research as I could on the country and the fishing, as I'd never travelled somewhere so remote before, so was a little nervous. But from the second I left everything was taken care of and was so easy. If you like lure and popper fishing and the thought of not knowing what might smash your lure next, then I'd certainly recommend looking at the Kwanza Lodge.

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Daniel

Me and my partner had a fantastic time, we enjoyed some unbelievable fishing using a range of lures and poppers and caught some mega fish. Those Jack's don't half pull back! The lodge and all the staff were brilliant too.

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David

Five-star fishing, food and accommodation! The River Cuanza was a little different from my local River Trent, but the fishing was fantastic. Landing a 70lb Cubera Snapper was certainly one of the highlights!

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George

From the moment I left my front door, everything went smoothly and was way above my expectations. The fishing was superb and the Kwanza Lodge's accommodation, food and staff were brilliant. A dip in the pool was a nice touch after an action-packed day of fishing too.

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Lee

I'd done a fair bit of lure fishing in the UK and Europe before, but don't think I was quite prepared for the fish of the Cuanza. Jacks, Threadfin, Tarpon - all species I was able to tick off my bucket list. Loved every second of it.

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Paul

What a place! I've recently just returned back from five days fishing at Kwanza Lodge in Angola and I still don't think I'm over it! The fishing was superb, we were busy each day with all manner of weird and wonderful species, including some really nice Tarpon and plenty of hard fighting Threadfins. The lodge itself was comfortable and very unique, the staff were amazing too.

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Stewart

Angola was everything I was expecting and more! The fishing was fantastic, although my arms still ache from throwing the big lures and poppers for five days straight! I think when, not if I return, I'll definitely have to get down the gym a few weeks before I travel! Big thanks to everyone at the Kwanza Lodge too, they made me feel very welcome.

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