The Mutemwa Experience

At Mutemwa Lodge it's our belief that every Upper Zambezi experience should encompass everything that makes the Zambezi river magical. This includes quality tiger fishing on a remote and private piece of the Zambezi, wonderful bird life, stunning sunsets, a roaring fire at night all complimented by superb owner hospitality and great food. 

Mutemwa Lodge is run and owned by Gavin and Penny Johnson, who have been involved in Upper Zambezi fishing and bush safaris in Barotseland for over 19 years and currently have the privilege of living at Mutemwa Lodge with their three daughters.

The lodge is closely located to the Sioma Falls, Sioma Ngwezi National Park and is situated on the Upper Zambezi River between Sesheke and Sioma. It an be accessed via a 3 hour road transfer from Livingstone airport or a 1 hour road transfer for Mpacha airport in Katima Mulilo.

CURRENT SPECIAL: The Mutemwa Lodge 5 Night Special

Stay 4 nights at Mutemwa and get a 5th night at half price!

Our Latest Guest Feedback from Mutemwa Lodge

See below for our latest reviews from guests visiting Mutemwa


“Thoroughly enjoyed our trip! We will certainly be doing it again. It was exactly what we were looking for – authentic, friendly, well equipped, knowledgeable, tranquil with a couple of 8lb, 10lb and a 12lb tiger to show for our patience and hard work – fantastic!! Thanks to James, Gavin and the team!!”

October 2015


"An all round brilliant trip with us catching a total of 61 tigers! This is my 4th time back to Mutemwa and the high quality of everything cant be matched. Take a bow all the staff involved!! Considering how much time the boat guides spend on the water it is amazing how they always remain committed and motivated! Food amazing as always and always great to catch up with Gavin, Penny and the kids."

September 2015


"Had a magnificent time! As far as value for money goes Mutemwa itself it's excellent! I really want to commend Gavin and his team in how they give you the feeling that the Lodge belongs to you. They let you come and go as you want, never did we have the feeling that we where rushed or pushed to do anything. Food absolutely 5 Star!"

November 2015

Upper Zambezi and Barotse Tigerfishing at its Best

With private Upper Zambezi and Barotse tigerfishing waters, trophy tigers and bream and superb hosts, Mutemwa, the Sioma Falls and our Barotse Floodplains tigerfishing camps offer superb tigerfishing experiences for anglers who love remote fishing!