Redcliff Lodge was originally launched as Redcliff Zambezi Fishing Safaris in 1997, with Tiger fishing as the main focus. By the time the lodge was completed in 1999, it had become obvious that the area has so much more to offer. Both because of its remoteness as well as it’s proximity to a wealth of cultural history. Environmental sensitivity, as well as an appreciation for the privacy of our guests, were carefully considered during the design of the lodge. Chalets are conveniently spaced under large, shady riparian trees.
The experience we offer at Redcliff Zambezi Lodge is rarely found anywhere else in the world. A bold statement to be sure, but considering our location and our surroundings it is a boast that is easy to defend. The Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa and is a major source of water to a large number of wild life species. The Zambezi river hosts no major cities or polluting industries, making it a rather clean river for it’s size. Redcliff Zambezi Lodge is located on the banks of this majestic life source a few km north of the Lower Zambezi National Park a 3000 sq km protected area through which the Zambezi River flows, a park that is home to four of the big five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant & Buffalo) as well as 378 recorded species of bird including differing species of Kingfishers, Eagles and Storks. With the abundance of wild life, Redcliff Zambezi Lodge can assuredly boast daily sighting of Hippo, Crocodile and Elephant with in visual range of the camp (sometimes in the camp) and visits to the Lower Zambezi National park, only a 20 min boat ride away through beautiful red rock gorges, guarantee sighting of many species of animal such as Zebra, hyena, giraffe, wild dogs and the occasional cheetah. The Zambezi is also an ornithologists dream as our trained guides will help you spot the many species of bird some found nowhere else on the planet. Staying at Redcliff Zambezi Lodge is living the river life in the truest sense and fishing is a way of that life, especially amongst the small indigenous population and why not? The Zambezi, being the 32nd longest on the planet is home to many fish species, some of which are prized for sport fishing, with our strict catch and release policy as well as our river conservation efforts, we have ensured the abundant continuation some of the Africa’s best loved fish species.
After a long day of adventure, nothing beats the sensations of a hot shower and crisp linen sheets. An experience with will not only leave you rested for the next day, but help you forget all your worries. Behold the natural beauty of the river as you spend your day fishing, bird watching, site seeing and more. The Zambezi River is home to 4 of the Big Five, as well as one of the few remaining packs of wild dog, which can be seen all year round.