AVU011 – FISHING SAFARI IN UGANDA (8 DAYS)

Nile Perch Fishing in Lake Victoria Uganda is incredible!! The Ssese Islands, a small cluster of over 80 islands off Entebbe, Uganda, are an untouched paradise. Most are uninhabited except by itinerant local fishermen, and are covered in thick, tropical forest home to monkeys and birds. Fish of over 80 kg have been caught. The main method of fishing in the lake is trolling with lures, although fly fishing has been tried as has live bait. Apart from the Nile perch, local tilapia weighting up to 5kg have been caught on bait. In the Nile river, below Murchison Falls, the fishing is normally with live bait, and apart from perch, catfish of over 50kg are often caught.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Kampala
Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls
Day 3: Fishing in Murchison Falls
Day 4: Fishing in Murchison Falls
Day 5: Top of the Falls & return Trip to Kampala
Day 6: Fishing in Lake Victoria
Day 7: Fishing in Lake Victoria
Day 8: Airport Transfer

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kampala
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.

Accommodation

Serena Hotel, Sheraton Hotel (Luxury)
Acasia Lodge (Mid range)
The Lodge (Budget)
Mean Plan: Full board
Travel Time: About 1 Hour

Day 2 : Kampala – Murchison Falls
After breakfast, you will drive from Kampala through Uganda’s rolling green hills to Murchison falls National Park. In the late afternoon we will descend to the base of Murchison falls themselves and fish the evening for three hours. A relative level of fitness will be required as the decent is relatively steep. In the dramatic pools below the legendary waterfall we will be targeting the large Nile Perch which can have been caught in these waters over 100 Kilos. We will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury),
Bwana Tembo Lodge (Mid-range),
Red Chilli Tented Camp (Basic)

Travel Time: About 7 hours
Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 3: Fishing in Murchison Falls
This morning you will fish the river Nile by boat below the world renowned Murchison falls for the Nile perch and other species several of which can be taken on a fly including the Awaka a small tiger and the Ungara. You will spend the whole day fishing from the boat and the shore. The boat trip is also excellent for game viewing as you will be fishing in one of the best game areas on the Nile which can prove very exciting at times.

Accommodation:

Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury),
Bwana Tembo Lodge (Mid-range),
Red Chilli Tented Camp (Basic)

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 4: Fishing in Murchison Falls
Fish the big pools below the falls with lures, live bait and flies for the large perch. Again there are other species that can provide excellent sport. We will take a picnic and plenty of cold drinks and spend the day on these magnificent pools.

Accommodation:
Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury),
Bwana Tembo Lodge (Mid-range),
Red Chilli Tented Camp (Basic)

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 5: Top of the Falls & return Trip to Kampala
After breakfast, drive to the top of the falls and later proceed to Entebbe and over night at the Lodge of your choice.

Accommodation:

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Luxury),
Boma Guest House (Mid-range),
The Lodge (Basic)

Travel Time: About 6 hours

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 6: Fishing in Lake Victoria
After breakfast, you will take a boat and go for fishing on Lake Victoria and over night at the lodge of your choice.

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Luxury),

Boma Guest House (Mid-range),

The Lodge (Basic)

Travel Time: About 6 hours

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 7: Fishing in Lake Victoria

Spend the whole day Victoria on all the neighboring Island of Lake Victoria returning to Entebbe in the evening and over night at the lodge of your choice.

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Luxury),

Boma Guest House (Mid-range),

The Lodge (Basic)

Travel Time: About 6 hours

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 8: Airport Transfer

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home depending on your international flight departure times.

Travel Time: About 2 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast.

END OF UGANDA FISHING TOUR (8 days)

The Safari Package Covers:

Park Entry
Boat ride
Launch cruise along the Nile
Sports fishing Permit
Park Ranger Fees.
Relevant Government Taxes.
Full Board Accommodation (7 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions:

Air Fares
Visa Fees
Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

Extra Services:

Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala (USD 40$), Kampala-Entebbe- (USD 30$) Booking accommodation for you (Night before safari starts and after safari in case your flight is on the next day). We recommend the following accommodations:

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Serena Hotel, (Luxury – USD 413 for a single room; USD 437 for a double/twin room),

Sheraton Hotel (Luxury – USD 297 for a single room; USD 321 for a double/twin room),

Cassia Lodge (Mid-range – USD 105 for a single room; USD 135 for a double/twin room)

The Lodge (Budget and Mid-range – 50 for a single room; USD 60 for a double/twin room)