Nile Perch fishing in Lake Victoria- Uganda is incredible!! The Ssesse Islands, a small cluster of over 80 islands off Entebbe are an untouched paradise. Most are un-inhabited except by itinerant local fishermen, and are covered in thick tropical forest, home to monkeys and birds. Fish of over 80kg 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 Nile Perch, local Tilapia of up to 5 kg has 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. This safari will ensure you get the best fishing experience Uganda has to offer with some extra activities thrown in for a more wholesome experience!
Day 1: Arrival into Uganda
On your arrival at Entebbe International airport, you will be picked up by one of our staff who will oversee your transfer to the hotel.
Check in for the night at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.
Day 2: Kampala-Murchison Falls national Park
After breakfast, you will drive from Kampala through Uganda’s rolling green hills to Murchison falls national Park. You will arrive at the park in time for lunch. Check in at Paraa Lodge. After lunch, you can now move to the base of Murchison Falls for a 3 hour fishing spree.
Return to Paraa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Full day of fishing in Murchison-base of the falls
After an early breakfast, set off for a full day of fishing towards the base of the falls. You will go by boat underneath the falls, for Nile Perch which can be taken on a fly including the Awaka (a small tiger) and the ungara. The boat ride will also give you an opportunity to view game like hippopotami, buffaloes, crocodiles and many more.
Overnight at Paraa Lodge.
Day 4: Full day of fishing in Murchison – Chobe side
Early in the morning after breakfast go fishing on the bank of the Nile up to the chobe side of the Nile with over 50 excellent fishing pools that are highly populated. You will also carry a picnic lunch for this trip.
Dinner and overnight at Chobe lodge.
Day 5: Murchison-Entebbe
After an early breakfast, begin your journey back to Entebbe going via the top of the falls to have an amazing view of these beautiful falls. Thereafter continue your journey to Entebbe with a stop over in Kampala for a late lunch.
Check in Imperial Resort hotel for overnight.
Day 6: Entebbe-Ngamba Island
After breakfast you will be driven to the pier in Entebbe to board the boat that takes you to Ngamba Island. Spend the morning part of the day, viewing the chimpanzees on this Island ( Ngamba Island is a chimpanzee sanctuary). Have lunch and then set off for an afternoon of fishing.
Overnight at at the tented camp on the Island.
Day7: Ngamba Island
After breakfast, go for a full day of fishing carrying a packed lunch with you. Transfer back to Entebbe in the evening.
Check in for overnight at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel.
Day 8: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight out.