Fishing in Botswana

Botswana may be relatively central in Africa, but there are opportunities to fish at the Okavango Delta. The best time for fishing there is in September or October, and there are numerous lodges to stay in around the area.

Botswana is not exactly well known for fishing, and other then the Okavango Delta, there are not necessarily many areas to go fishing, but that actually works to an advantage, especially if you’re seeking peaceful fishing with superb scenery.


You may have to watch out for the wildlife though, and that’s because the Okavango Delta is a popular watering hole for many animals, so if you get the opportunity to fish with the locals or guides then do so, because they will have a much better idea on the safest places to fish. If you do catch anything, it’s likely to either be African pike or catfish, and the sheer size of these species in Botswana is quite phenomenal, so there’s certainly the need to bring a camera.