What to see and do
Angling has always been a huge draw for those coming to Sumbu, because of the huge variety of fish that can be caught on rod and line. Lake Tanganyika (and especially the Sumbu area) has a first-class reputation in freshwater angling circles, and it is not unusual for visitors to catch a dozen different species in a single visit.
As the lodges extend their influence and the numbers of animals increases, game-viewing is once again becoming another reason to venture up here. Apart from the ubiquitous puku, most antelope species are still re-establishing their populations; so although you won't see huge herds, you should see some good game here. The lodges have all worked to increase the road network for game drives, and the animals themselves are becoming much more relaxed as a result. Fortunately, with a large area and only a few lodges the roads are very quiet and other vehicles are a pleasant rarity. The birdwatching here has always been excellent.
Each of the lodges organises its own activities, but you can expect game drives and birding walks, as well as cruises on the lake, fishing trips, and excursions which include trips to Mpulungu (if you like) and Kalambo Falls.