african waters

African Waters is a dedicated team of African fishing travel experts and professional guides.

We specialise in developing and managing boutique fishing camps in Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas.

Based on sound fishery management protocols, community projects and stringent conservation practices, all guests can be assured that their visit is contributing to the long term protection of these wild places, as well as to the upliftment of the rural communities with whom we work.

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  • Dear Rob,

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a fantastic week of fishing you helped organize for me and my brother from the 27th Jan to the 3rd Feb. It was great.
    From when we arrived at Libreville where I was met by Habiba at passport control and guided through there, and on the return trip when we were met by her and put on the plane again, all was great. Thanks for organizing this.
    Eric & Nadine were very welcoming when we arrived and on the second day when I mentioned I did not eat fish Eric then went and made me scrambled eggs. I had non fish meals after that to the amazement of the rest of the group.
    Mark & Guy the professional fishermen with us were terrific and I learned a lot of new skills from Guy about fishing in those waters.
    We got some incredible photos of elephants as well.

    Once again thank you for making this a memorable fishing trip for me.

    Yours Sincerely

    James McAllister, UK
    Gabon, Sette Cama
  • Keith,

    Our trip to Tanzania with Tourette has to be one of the finest overall experiences that our group has experienced.  Mark and Greg were incredible and worked their butts off for all us.  Dez and his camp crews were special and looked after us and made everyone feel special.  The food was superb for being in the bush and the fishing…well the thrill of hooking a tigerish was beyond our expectations.  I was the lucky one to catch the biggest fish of the week that weighed in at 17 lbs.  Oh and did I mention how much we enjoyed the safari to Guantanamo camp.  We saw plenty of wild game including elephants, water buck, sable, eland, dika, etc., not to mention the abundant bird life.
    I hope that someday I can return with my son to show him what a truly extreme fishing experience is like.  The only condition I would make is that Mark and Greg would be the guides.
    Thank you for a wonderful and remarkable experience.

    Gary, USA
    Tengo Trophy Tigerfish, Tanzania
  • Hi Keith

    Thank you very much for your email. I would like to compliment both Johan and Stu in the strongest possible terms. They were fantastic hosts and great guides. They have both truly applied their minds to the question of creating a spectacular fishing experience. We had a couple of days of poor fishing due to the large amount of rain but once things cleared we had a great time. Great fish were caught but the quality of the experience including great advice went well beyond that. I will be returning next year, possibly for the pony trek as well as the yellow fishing near the camp, I also have a few mates keen to join after sharing my experience and photos with them.

    Kind Regards

    Dylan, South Africa
    Makhangoa Community Camp
  • Hi Keith,

    Our visit to Makhangoa Community Camp has been one of the highlights of my life, and 2 days after leaving Laura already asked when we are going again 🙂
    Everything was really fantastic on the trip.
    Johann and Stu were absolute super stars and the hospitality, food, welcoming, guiding, etc was all first class.
    I am going to suggest this venue for a fly fishing getaway to a group I belong to. I hope they will be as excited about it as I am.
    We can’t wait for our next trip to the Makhangoa Community Camp.

    Healthy regards

    Wills, Holland
    Makhangoa Community Camp
  • Keith,

    This sounds great.  Russ and I very much look forward to working with you on this.
    Meanwhile, I still cannot think of anything else.   My dreams are filled by Sudan, the missed fish, the successful hook ups, the water.  No other trip has consumed me to this extent.  Need to get back sometime!

    Matt

    Matt Rice, Colorado, USA
    Nubian Flats
  • Dave McCoy Photography Seattle, Washington

    You guys run a fantastic operation from what I had access to.
    Everything in order and taken care of upon arrival.  Everyone was dialed and looking to make this a great trip for everyone there.
    For me personally, I really like to see those involved on the fishing side take good care of the fish and how they are pursued and Greg was fantastic about this.
    I really enjoyed the Ruhudji camp, being in the tents and eating on the beach each morning and night, felt like we were out there a bit more than on the Mnyera which is also more my style.

    Dave McCoy
    Owner/Travel Manager Emerald Water Anglers
  • I just got back from a fantastic week in Tanzania!!
    Had a great time. Nice lodges and people.
    Great fishing. The Tigers are really something else!!

    Hope to be able to come back some time.

    Håkan Undin, Sweden
    Tanzania Trophy Tigers
  • Trip was as always brilliant.
    Lots of fish caught and lots got away.  About 120 caught and probably double that slipped through our clutches.
    Motivation to improve our technique and prowess.

    Ewan
    Okavango Catfish Run Tigerfish
  • We had an awesome time on the Okavango – thanks to all.
    My wife and dad loved it. My wife did not catch many fish, but really enjoyed the place, guides and other guests.
    The guiding team was awesome – work well together and are super informed, skilled and professional. Excellent – thanks

    Johann
    Okavango Tigerfish
  • Hi Keith –an experience even better than last year – guides and atmosphere amongst them was superb! And they all put us into fish every single day

    Fantastic!- cannot think of one criticism if I try

    Roberto
    Okavango Catfish Run Tigerfish
  • Again we have had another amazing trip and the team (Lionel, Andrew and Stewart) are best in class. You run a fantastic company with great people. Xaro is the icing on top and Donovan is a fantastic host.

    Thanks for another great week and we will be back for more!

    Steve
    Okavango Tigerfish
  • I’ve fished several foreign destinations, and when people ask which fishing trip have I liked the best, I usually have to pause and think before I reply. None of them have been the “dream trip” I had hoped for. Until now. All my expectations for Tanzanian Tigerfish were exceeded several times over with your operation. My family was relieved how good my care was there, my mates are bright green with envy, and I’m still glowing from the experience.

    Tim Joern, USA
  • You have delivered a great experience that we will all keep in our memories of a lifetime. Hopefully, we will be able to repeat the trip somewhere else with your great company

    Jean Phillipe , France
  • It has been difficult catching up on all of our loose ends from the trip… which let me say… was absolutely spectacular! The Seychelles was great, I did hook a milkfish and we had tremendous fun attempting to land BIG G.T.s (bone fishing was just plane silly.) In retrospect the portion of our trip that was the absolute best, and I am even comparing all the trips we have ever been on, was the part we spent with you. Africa and the fly fishing was awesome, we will be back!

    Darren Williams, USA
  • Tourette Fishing specialises in creating a truly great experience, be it for families, “Dad and son” (which he has done many of) or, like us, a party of twelve – please don’t hold me (or him) to the price per person which I mentioned for our trip, Keith will always give you value for money, so much so that I will pay whatever his asking price is for our next trip, without question!! And I look forward to it!

    Chris Lemesurier, South Africa
  • We cannot talk highly enough of Keith Clover at Tourette Fishing. My wife and I and our three teenage children have been on many trips with him and his partner Rob Scott. Their particular talent is to structure a trip to satisfy a clients needs and budget. All you have to do is give him this and they will do the necessary. They are extremely expert in their knowledge and ability to arrange tailor made trips. Being both university graduates, they can put a trip together to satisfy your particular needs extremely well.

    Gavin Gow, South Africa
  • The ‘value add’ principle Tourette Fishing offers works well as the guiding is very focused while accommodation is very relaxing. All other places I’ve been to have great lodging with good boatmen who have learnt via default. This is good if you are on holiday, but if you are serious about the time/money spent on fishing, only expert advice is adequate to realise the trips expectation.
    Keep up the great work, and I’ll continue to spread the good word for you.

    Andrew Reid, South Africa
  • Hi Keith,

    Just a line to say thank you for the outstanding fishing experience that you and the team provided for myself, Tom and Nick. Even the fourth man Kyle who we hadn’t previously met  could not have been better suited to our group and we have made a firm friend there.

    I came in 2018 and it was pretty special, but the improvements to the facilities on The Mnyera have further elevated the experience.

    A special thank you goes to the guides for whom nothing seemed to be too much trouble. They are patient, enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable. Great lads despite the somewhat questionable facial hair 🙂

    The fishing was consistently good, I had a pb on fly and I am sure that you heard Tom had a 22. I was with him when he caught it and have never witnessed “a 20” so it was a real privilege.

    Both rivers were pristine which is a credit to you and the ethos of African Waters.

    Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you once again.

    I am saving up already.

    Kind regards

    Peter

    Peter Gardner
    Dhala & Samaki Camp, Tanzania
  • Dear Keith

    I am keen to email you to commend you on your fabulous staff running the drift. The five guys (David, Kyle, Chris, Angus and Josh) are a credit to your company’s recruitment policy, their upbringing and most importantly themselves.

    They were all cheerful, hardworking, knowledgeable, hospitable, responsible and charming young men who were a very big part of why the trip was a success. Their enthusiasm for, curiosity about and knowledge of the outdoors in general and fishing in particular was both infectious and inspiring.

    They are a big reason why I will certainly do another African Waters trip. The only question now is which one when.

    Best wishes

    Jan V

    Jan Vleck
    Kalahari Wilderness Drift, South Africa
  • Amazing patience from the guides, and never say die attitude. Complete professionalism and fantastic hosts. Thanks to Greg, Phil and Tim for an amazing trip. Will definitely be back again.

    Rolf Roux
    Makhangoa Community Camp, Lesotho
  • The guides, Greg and Mark, were absolutely amazing and this trip ticked all the boxes and then some! I wanted to catch a yellow on fly for a few years now and this trip ticked that box and then some! Got some great fish in a truly stunning location and great guides!

    Will definitely do this trip again and will try get my fishing mates from Norway to join. This is a world class destination and yellows are a world class and very under rated species!

    One suggestion for improvement: improve the pipe rod holders on the side of the rafts as they are too small for 2 rods – place one on either side or widen the pipe. Also add alphlexo crabs to your fly pack for folks who are not aware of them perhaps as they work very well.

    Other than that everything was on point and perfect!

    Zak Knoetze
    Kalahari Wilderness Drift, South Africa
  • As an outfitter, fly fishing business owner and guide myself of 25 years, I always try to stack up other operations and other fellow guides I encounter. I pride myself on hard work, long days for the client, enthusiasm, and fisheries knowledge. Greg, Blaede, Tim and Ollie filled every one of these criteria better than any other operation I’ve ever had the pleasure to fish with. Their day long enthusiasm for what they do paired with their knowledge and work ethic  is often hard to find. I always try to instil in those that work for me that we’re in the entertainment business as fly fishing guides. Our job is simply to entertain the client through our knowledge, enthusiasm and hard work. In short, I was more than entertained. Keep up the good work and we will no doubt see you again.

    Thanks,

    John Hohl  Alaska Fly Anglers Inc

    John Hohl, Alaska Fly Anglers Inc - owner
    Dhala & Samaki Camp, Tanzania
  • The accommodation and food does not match the rest of the experience. The guides are all world class and the fishery is spectacular. Your pre trip information is excellent. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend African Waters.

    Neil Kirkpatrick
    Dhala & Samaki Camp, Tanzania

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