Extreme fishing


Extreme fishing
The coast of Tanzania offers a variety of depths that are rich in big-game fish including Giant Trevally, Dogtooth tuna, Yellow Fin tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish and many more. Sportfishing in Tanzania is not so well known as it is in Kenya for example. And that is the reason that the fishing here is amongst the best in the world. Many world record fish have been caught from Tanzania. So mind you and be prepared to hook into very big fish!
The deep waters of the Indian Ocean along Tanzania’s coast are rich in big-game fish, from marlin and tuna to swordfish and biting barracudas. All the same, the waters of Tanzania are only just beginning to gain the world-wide fame of the Kenyan coast, so the waters are less populated and fishing is at its most pristine. Tuna and other pelagic migrate through the Pemba Channel on a yearly basis, but can be found in smaller numbers throughout the year. Besides the big-game fish, grouper, red snapper, and other local species are populous along the coastal waters.
Tanzania is a safe, problem-free country that boasts amazing wildlife, luscious forests and unforgettable landscapes. You will experience the crystal blue ocean, huge coral reefs, and the chance to catch a variety of fish like monster size Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna and Yellow Fin Tuna, different species of Billfish, Groupers and Snappers, and many more ocean predators. This is an absolute top spot in the world of big game fishing!

This resort is located on the coast of the Indian Ocean tucked away in a mangrove forest, 90 kilometres south of the capital Dar es Salaam. The mangrove forests in Tanzania create a magical atmosphere. The wood of the mangrove trees has been an important part of local Tanzanian culture and has been used domestically and exported for many years. Additionally, many foods are found in brackish water along the mangrove roots such as crabs, shellfish, oysters and snails to octopus, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and fish.
These beautiful, unique wetlands also provide an important breeding ground for many types of fish. High amounts of nutritious bacteria provides food for growing youngsters and the roots offer protection from predators until the fish are ready to survive on the reefs or in open water. Tanzania’s coast remains a hidden gem for fisherman with no crowds and more pristine waters than other popular destinations. This gives you the opportunity to have an amazing fishing experience and catch the fish of your dream.
Let us know your favourite type of fishing and the team is more than happy to meet your preferences. Whether you prefer jigging or trolling, casting with big game poppers and stickbaits lures or casting with light topwater lures or live bait fishing, we will take these into account while creating an itinerary just for you. Alternatively, you can let us know what type of game fish you are after and we can help you find and hook the fish of your dreams.
The captains on the boats are locals who have been fishing in the Indian Ocean for years. They know the best places to practice various fishing techniques, where certain types of fish are likely to be throughout the year, and what signs to look for to ensure a diverse catch each day.
This operator offers charters covering a large distance off the coast of Tanzania. They explore the vast coral reefs around Mafia Island, deep open water, and shallow crystalline waters of Latham Island. Such a diverse area allows you to try many different fishing techniques and gives you the chance to catch and fight a wide variety of gamefish. But be prepared and fit because with fishing days up to 12 hours and these record size fish you will need a healthy body and mind.
From Latham Island in the northeast to Mafia Island in the south, the region offers a diversity of depth and ecological systems that makes it the perfect spot to try for a variety of fish like monster size Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna and Yellow Fin Tuna, different species of Billfish, Groupers and Snappers, and many more ocean predators. This location is located at the village of Boza which is 90 kilometers from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Surrounded by mangrove forests and near the magnificent beaches of the Indian Ocean, you stay at a luxurious eco complex built by an adventure fisherman and inspired by African wildlife.
Boza is a small fishing village nine kilometres from Shungubweni. It boasts mangrove trees, exotic baobabs, and pristine beaches. And more importantly, you have easy access to several prime fishing locations in the Indian Ocean, which are within reach of the fast custom built fishing boats. The fishing spots include large coral reefs and offer a rich variety of depths and fish species.
When fishing these long hours, a regular day is 12 hours(!), you need a good place where you can rest. Here you have luxury villas at your disposal which will give you a very comfortable and high quality stay. Exposed brick combined with high-quality tile and granite features creates a rustic but lush atmosphere where you will be able to unwind at the end of the day. Also quality beds, luxury bathroom and accompanying bedlinen and towels make the finishing touch. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of hard fishing. 
In total there are five villas with two double rooms each. Each room has a separate entrance and is 81m2 and 3.10m tall with comfortable environment. The rooms are equipped with two full beds, two tables and sitting chairs, a wardrobe, and a bathroom. Each room is 81m2 and 3.10m tall, creating a spacious place for all of our guests. The rooms are equipped with two full beds, two tables and sitting chairs, a wardrobe, and a bathroom. There for the rooms are occupied by 2 guests each having their own bed. The bathrooms include a luxury shower which is a ceiling-mounted, rainfall-style which provides a revitalizing shower experience which is all you need after a hard days fishing. And a cold beer off course. The majority of the materials for the villas have been sourced locally  which makes it ecologically sustainable and also has the luxury feel. 
After a day of unforgettable emotions and perfect specimen fish, you can relax at the bar and restaurant. At the bar, you will find a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as a special juice prepared from locally grown mango, passion fruit, pineapple, watermelon and sugar cane. With regard to food we prefer to create specific meal plans sourced from fresh, local ingredients for each of our guests. As fishing is our business, we pride ourselves in offering a large variety of local seafood including ocean fish, lobster, shrimp, squid, and octopus. These can be prepared in a variety of ways to meet your preferences.
If you are looking for a broader taste of Tanzania, we also provide a number of local dishes. There is a great variety to Tanzanian cuisine, but along the coast spicy dishes are common, including rice, stews, and grilled meat. We also offer many exotic, local fruits such as different varieties of bananas and mangos, papaya, pineapple, and passion fruit.
If you pride yourself on your own cooking skills or want to learn new methods for preparing seafood, you can use our industrial kitchen to prepare some of your own meals. We’ll help with the preparation and clean up so you can enjoy the cooking.
All food and drink is included in your booking and it will be fully tailored to your dietary needs and preferences.
At this location there are two customized Arabian Craft 32 foot (10 metre) boats available. Arabian Craft is one of the top boat builders and these 32 foot boats offer stability and high speeds, making your charter comfortable with most fishing time possible. They are both powered by 2 times 200 HP Yamaha outboards.
In the front and back part of the boats there are no additional places to sit which creates a large open space in both the front and the back. This allows you to cast and jig in comfort and facilitate a perfect drill with the fish. When traveling to the fishing spots there are big seating bags on board to sit comfortably. This makes it possible to have the large open decks on the front and back of the boats. The boats are skippered by local captians who know the area and have a lifetime of fishing experience.
The boats are equipped with a Garmin GPSMAP 7616xsv chartplotter featuring two Airmar Chirp transducers. It produces almost photograph-like images of the seafloor and fish passing beneath and beside the boat and is considered one of the best chart plotter available on the commercial market. This allows us to spend less time locating the large gamefish you want and more time catching them.
Rental equipment is offered for 6 day fishing at € 500,- for first class and € 350,- for medium class fishing equipment from Jigging Master and is to booked beforehand. This offer includes fishing equipment for all fishing types - popping, casting, fast and slow jigging.... This offer does not include damaged lures, lines, assist hooks or accessories. This must be paid in addition. Materials used for the fishing here are from Jigging Master, Shimano, Daiwa, Carpenter, Yamaga Blanks and Tenryu.
For trolling and live bait fishing free of charge and first class fishing equipment can be supplied free of charge. For other types of fishing we recommend to use your own equipment. But in case of some damage we can rent you everything necessary for successful fishing.
Each boat is equipped with two Garmin Virb XE cameras connected to Garmin Chartplotter system. We also have GoPro Hero and a professional camera available on board. All photos and videos will be available for you after the fishing trip.
There is also a possibility to go and fish with the third and smaller boat. This boat is 24 foot (8 metres) and has a single 200 HP engine and is solely used for fly fishing. It is best fished with a maximum of two anglers. And you should bring your own fly fishing gear.
We will off course assist you with the booking of your international flight to Tanzania. You will be picked up from the airport in Dar Es Salaam and the private transfer will take your group through the exotic African countryside to the luxury eco complex where you can relax and plan your trip with the local team. 
The locals in Tanzania tend to be friendly, wanting to share their food, drinks, and culture. For the most part, Tanzanians are polite, modest, and somewhat formal. Most people in Tanzania speak English and Swahili in addition to local language.
The season in Tanzania run from September till April. In the western and central parts of Tanzania have a rainy season that starts between the end of October and the beginning of December and continues until the middle of April. In this period, by far the largest part of the annual rainfall falls. The period from May to October can be called extremely dry. In the east of Tanzania, there is a small rainy season in November and December, after which it temporarily becomes drier. In March, the amount of precipitation suddenly increases significantly. This major rainy season lasts until mid-May.
Because Tanzania is practically on the equator, it is warm throughout the year. The average temperature is between 23 and 32 degrees. Locally it can be a little warmer or colder. A striking detail in Tanzania is that the winter period is not necessarily the coolest period. For example, in the west, in the vicinity of Lake Tanganyika, the temperature is at its highest in the spring (September-October). As soon as the rainy season starts, the temperatures drop a little.
Tanzania is reasonably safe when it comes to hurricanes and tropical storms. Most heavy depressions over the Indian Ocean do not succeed in reaching Tanzania. If they do, it is seldom a tropical storm. The chance of a hurricane is very small, although the south-east of Tanzania does have a chance of being hit by a hurricane. The hurricane season runs from November to May.
There are two different packages available for this location:
• Ultra all-inclusive
• Budget all-inclusive
The ultra all-inclusive fishing charter includes:
• A transfer from Dar Es Salaam airport to our Tanzania Extreme Fishing resort and return
• 7 nights lodging with full board
• Accommodation in a twin room in a luxury villa (double occupancy)
• Breakfast every morning before fishing
• Lunch on the boat with plenty of soft drinks and fresh juices
• Deluxe dinner at our restaurant and bar consisting mainly of seafood and over 100 alcoholic beverage options included
• 6 full days fishing; 12 hours of fishing on a 32 foot boat covering all types of fishing according to your preferences. 
• Refund of cost for days when weather does not allow fishing
• Free internet / WiFi at location
1 person 11.500 Euro per person
2 persons 6.100 Euro per person
3 persons 4.550 Euro per person
4 persons 3,900 Euro per person
The budget all-inclusive fishing charter includes:
• A transfer from Dar Es Salaam airport to our Tanzania Extreme Fishing resort and return
• 7 nights lodging with full board
• Accommodation in a twin room in a luxury villa (double occupancy)
• Breakfast every morning without coffee
• Lunch on the boat with water and soft drinks
• Dinner at our restaurant with water and soft drinks
• 6 full days fishing; 12 hours of fishing on a 32 foot boat covering all types of fishing according to your preferences. 
• NO refund of cost for days when weather does not allow fishing
• Free internet / WiFi at location
1 person 9.200 euro per person
2 persons 4.800 euro per person 
3 persons 3.400 euro per person
4 persons 2.800 euro per person
These rates are in Euro excluding flights, tips, vaccinations and visum. When using the budget version alcoholic drinks are also extra. Beer - 5$, Wine South Africa - 25$, 50 grams imported alcohol - 5$. All local costs have to be paid in US dollars cash on site.
It is of course also possible to stay a different number opf days off course. Just let us know your preferences and we are happy to assist you.
In order to travel to Tanzania as a tourist, you need a tourist visa. This visa should be purchased through the embassy in the country of residence prior to your trip to Tanzania. You can download the application form here: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. 
A tourist visa with single entry is valid for three months and costs approximately € 50,-. You can also opt for a tourist visa with double entry. This type of visa is valid for six months. A multiple en-try visa is valid for twelve months. Single and double entry tourist visas provide for a maximum stay of ninety days. A multiple-entry visa provides for a maximum stay of 120 days. However, in the latter case, you may never stay longer than 90 consecutive days in Tanzania.
It is also possible to obtain a visa on arrival by joining the queue and paying 50 US dollars in cash. The waiting times are long and, in theory, the visa can still be refused. Therefore, we advise you to arrange your visa in advance.
In order to successfully apply for a visa for Tanzania, you will need to provide some information to the Consulate or Embassy of Tanzania. Amongst others, you must be able to provide proof of your travel arrangements (copy of flight schedule or printout of e-ticket). You have to arrange your flight ticket before you can apply for a visa for Tanzania. 
The application time for a visa for Tanzania is usually about four working days. When applying for a single entry tourist visa, your passport must be valid for at least six months after your arrival in Tanzania. For a double entry visa, your passport must be valid for at least nine months after the date of issue of your visa to Tanzania. The passport must contain at least two blank, opposite emp-ty visa pages. When you send your passport to the Tanzanian embassy, it should not contain any covers, envelopes or loose contents.
Vaccinations are highly recommended in these countries.  These include yellow fever, DTP and hepatitis A. In addition, prophylaxis against malaria is something to consider strongly. Contact your local GP to discuss this properly and make the right choices. Mosquito and sun protection are also crucial. Mosquito prophylaxis is best done with Jungle Formula category 3 or 4 and for the sun, sun-protective clothing with long sleeves, sunglasses and a fishing cap are crucial.

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