Tanzania Trophy Tiger Safari with Dylan Rose

November 9 - 16, 2024

Join Fly Water Travel's Dylan Rose for a week of fishing the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers.

There are many locations in Africa suitable for targeting the notoriously fierce tigerfish, but for the adventuresome fly angler, nothing compares to the wilds of south-central Tanzania. Here, fly anglers will find the some of the largest tigerfish in the world (some of which fall in the 20- to 30-pound class) in small, structure-rich waters while surrounded by a remarkable array of African wildlife, including buffalo, lion, elephant, and crocodile. Guests will fish from narrow, motorized 16-foot aluminum boats under the watchful eye of skilled South African guides. Each craft will also have a dedicated local boatman. In addition to tigerfish, which many experienced fly fishers consider to be the hardest hitting fish in freshwater, anglers might also encounter large yellowfish and catfish as well as a host of more obscure species.

Guests will enjoy cozy safari-style accommodations at both the Tengo Basecamp on the Mnyera River and at the Samaki Camp on the Ruhudji River. These camps, built on elevated wooden platforms, offer attached baths, great views, and excellent meals. Smaller mobile camping options are also available for the adventuresome. For those wanting to fully experience the African wilderness and fish for the biggest tigerfish in the world, this is truly the trip of a lifetime.

Please join me on this epic adventure and to experience the chance to catch one of Africa's top predatory freshwater fish.

Dates: November 9 - 16, 2024

Rate: $9,650 plus $1,750 round trip charter flight per person based on double occupancy


  • November 8: Arrive Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and overnight at elected accommodations (independently arranged, not included).
  • November 9: Charter from Dar es Salaam to camp.
  • November 10-15: Six full days of fishing
  • November 16: Morning charter flight back to Dar es Salaam. Depart for home or overnight in Dar es Salaam.

Included: Accommodations, meals and beverages (limited beer) at
camp, meet and greet at Dar es Salaam airport, transfers to/from the airport
and between the hotel and charter flight, guided fishing (one guide per two
anglers), fishing licenses and concession fees, Tanzania Government
Conservation Levy, Tanzania VAT.

Not Included: Flights to/from Dar es Salaam, accommodations and meals in Dar es Salaam, wine and alcohol at camp, visa, gratuities.

Dylan Rose

Dylan's passion for the sport has taken him to countless destinations throughout Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Christmas Island, Venezuela, Bahamas, Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and all throughout the American west.

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Trophy Tigerfish - Dhala & Samaki Camp