International Angling offers Peacock Bass Anglers a great fishery in the Llanos Orientales ( Eastern Plains ) of Colombia. The Llanos is a dynamic and extensive system of grasslands and seasonally-flooded plains, which form the Orinoco River Basin in Northern South America, and it is shared by both Colombia and Venezuela. Anglers will stay at Refugio Nimajay on the shores of the Bita River, which opened to International Anglers in 2008. This beautiful river starts as a small spring fed stream in the middle of the Llanos and slowly winds downstream through the plains down to the mighty Orinoco River. The Bita River is a very picturesque river system with many bends, deep lagoons, oxbows, shallows, and beautiful white sand beaches where anglers will find interesting and challenging fishing spots to entice Trophy Pavon.
Accommodations At Nimajay Lodge
The Lodge is located in a 5000 Acre Private Preserve with many contrasting and diverse landscapes. The installations consist of 2 cabins with 2 rooms each. Each room has two single beds and a bathroom with shower and running water. Electricity (110 V) is available 24/7. The main building is the restaurant where great meals are served daily and guests can relax and enjoy the evenings drinking their favorite drinks. The Lodge can accommodate up to 8 anglers per week.
The Lodge currently has a fleet of 14 foot Carolina Skiffs with 25 H.P. Motors. The boats come equipped with life vests and safety equipment. An ice cooler full of drinks is provided daily.
Itinerary Day 1: US Flight to Bogota. Overnight in Hotel in Bogota. Day 2: Early Flight Bogota to Puerto Carreno, 90 Minute Drive to Nimajay Lodge, ½ day of fishing Day 3-8: 6 full days of fishing Day 9: Lodge to Puerto Carreño & Flight back to Bogota. Overnight in Hotel. Day 10: International Flight Back to the US.
Trip Package Includes
Overnight stays in Bogota (Arrival and Departure Nights)
All transfers in Bogota and Puerto Carreño
Domestic Flight in Satena Airlines
Nimajay Lodge meals, drinks, and accommodations
Daily Laundry Service
6 ½ Days of Guided Fishing (2 anglers per boat)
Not Included in the Package
International roundtrip flight
International Departure Airport taxes
Excess weight luggage fees
Meals while in Bogota
Tips to guides and lodge staff
Imported liquor and wines at Nimajay Lodge
Season is December through April (Dry Season)
In the dry season temperatures fluctuate between 65 F early in the morning to 95 F in the early afternoon.
The Bita River offers anglers a rich variety of fish species in this unique Clearwater fishery. Peacock Bass, locally known as “PAVON”, inhabit different sections of the Bita River. The three Species found are: The Large Bar or Spotted Peacock (Cichla Temensis), Butterfly Peacock (Cichla Orinocensis), and Royal Peacock (Cichla Negrolineatus). Other Exotic Gamesters such as the lightning fast Saber-Tooth Payara, Sardinata, Pike Cichlid, Blue Arawana, Pacu, Piranha, and many species of Catfish like the Redtail and Tiger Catfishes, abound in this prolific river.
American Citizens require a valid US Passport with a minimum of 3 months validity beyond intended trip date in the country of Colombia.
No Visa is required by International Travelers to enter the country of Colombia.
The Colombian Peso is the Currency of the Republic of Colombia. US Dollars can be used at Nimajay Lodge and Bogota. Credit Cards can be used at hotels and shops in Bogota.
Always consult with your personal physician to make sure you are in optimal physical condition to travel abroad. The arrival to the Capital City of Bogota might bother some visiting anglers due to hi-altitude sickness in this lofty city which is situated at an altitude of 8,661 feet above sea level. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as airport authorities in Colombia recommend only the Yellow Fever Vaccine as a precautionary measure.
We recommend our clients to get Travel Cancellation Insurance to cover in case of a medical emergency, flight delay or cancellation, or any unforeseen mishaps. We can assist our clients with different Travel Insurance Companies and forms that the client will receive once the trip is booked.
A packing list will be provided to each client with a list of tackle and lures for this specific fishery, as well as an itinerary of the trip and all the necessary items required.
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