I was born and grew up in Zambia home to the great Victoria falls or more correctly called "Mosi o Tunya" in the local Tonga dyalect (The smoke that thunders).
A lot of people come here to do the whitewater rafting
- thing is by the large rapids there is a distinct lack of crocs and hippos - so the tourists get a bit of a safe ride.
From the ages of 0 to 16 we used to go camping/fishing on the Zambezi on the regular, this entailed driving for about 4 hours with speed boat in tow, finding a jetti on the outskirts of civilisation, launching the boats into the fast flowing and muddy waters of the Zambezi and setting off down stream to get to a camp deep in the gameparks.
We were after gamefish - in fact the best game fish in the world can be found on the Zambezi - its called the tiger fish and it is a phenominal fish to get on the line, it is related closely to the Pirianha and is much bigger - it often bites through trace wire to get to the bait (ox heart is best) and I have literally had four strikes on the line and pulled out a lure (with three hooks) with three decent sized tiger fish bitten in half by one giant tiger fish!.
The meat from this fish is incredible and makes the sitting on a boat in 40 degrees C for 10 hours all the worth while when once back at camp you get this baby on the BBQ with some salt, garlic and lemon wrapped in foil. I have not eaten any fish that tastes as good as this does cooked on a camp fire - NONE.