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Fishing Safaris in Uganda

Method of Fishing
Type of Fish caught

Equipment and facilities

What to bring on board
Fishing at Lake Victoria
Fishing at Murchison Falls
Prices for fishing safaris


We offer professionally run fishing trips on Lake Victoria and the Nile river in Murchison Falls National Park. Nile perch between 10-80kg in weight, the largest fresh water game fish in the world, are the main catch on the lake

Method of fishing we use Trolling with lures at Lake Victoria.All the necessary fishing tackle for nile perch trolling on the lake is provided but anglers are free to bring their own equipment. Trips can be for the day, no previous experience required, or for longer for the keener, serious fisherman.

At Murchison Falls National Park fish are caught on live bait or with casting lures including Nile perch and various species of cat fish. There are also a large variety of smaller species, (used as live bait), obtained by spinning including tiger fish. Fishing is either from the river bank or from a boat at the base of the falls area. This fishing is generally done over a few days and can be very exciting but it does require some experience and also a certain level of fitness due to the access conditions.We encourage the catch and release policy for all our trips.


Fish Caught
Nile Perch. From approximately 10-80kg in weight. The largest fresh water fish in the world. Trolling with lures is the main method of fishing used. You can also catch tillapia using fly fishing techniques. Tillapia are about 1-2kg in weight.

Equipment & Facilities on board

An 18 foot sea going ski boat with single foam filled hull, powered by 2 X Mariner 60HP outboard engines boat has a maximum seating capacity of 8 passengers plus skipper and a maximum of 4 people fishing at any one time (to avoid line tangling etc). An in-board Volvo Penta powered 24 foot cabin cruizer can also be used for fishing up to 4 fishermen
Our boats are equipped with an overhead sun canopy, rain suits (there can be a certain amount of spray when the lake is rough), electronic fish finder, GPS, mobile phone, life jackets, flares, basic first aid box and fire extinguisher on board for your safety. Our skippers are experienced local guides who have a good knowledge of the lake as well as fishing.
All equipment and lures for perch are supplied, but anglers are free to bring their own, especially lighter equipment for tillapia. Anything damaged or lost will need to be paid for before disembarkation. Lures are between 15-20USD each if lost.


What to bring on board
We suggest you bring as much sun protection as possible - hats, sunglasses, creams as it can be quite hot out on the lake. Strops or sandals are a good idea as you may well get wet feet - especially getting on and off the boat! Insect repellent is a good idea. A camera if you’d like to capture “the big fish” on film and a pair of binoculars if you are keen on birdlife. Light daywear such as T shirts and shorts are normally fine but we recommend a sweater or light jacket in case the weather is a little cool. Obviously if you are staying overnight you will need your personal belongings - clothes, medication, toiletries etc for the duration of the stay. If you are a smoker - take your stocks with you - shops are few and far between!


Nile Fishing On Lake Victoria
We meet in Entebbe at UWEC (Zoo) where safe parking is available and it is a short walk to the pier from where we depart/return. Transport is provided to and from the jetty from local Entebbe and Kampala hotels upon request.
Day Trips
They normally depart between 8-9.00 am and return between 5-6.00pm from the pier. Fishing is done around local islands about a 45 minute boat trip from Entebbe. The areas fished will depend upon the weather and how the fish are biting. At certain times of the year the lake can be very rough with large swells and so then we tend to utilise the sheltered bays for fishing. Lunch will be sandwiches, hot dogs, salad or similar served on board the boat moored in a shady spot in an island bay. Beers, mineral water & sodas are available on board.
Overnight Trips
The overnight trips are currently accommodated at a local rustic but comfortable camp on Bugala island in the Sseses, and include accommodation and all meals whilst on the island. A cash bar facility is available at the camp serving beers, sodas and some spirits and wine. If clients have particular preferences please check with us beforehand regarding availability. Bottled water is also available or clients can bring their own. A generator ensures the camp is lit at night between 7-10pm but we recommend that each person brings his own torch too. Ablution facilities are available with flushing toilets and self contained showers.


Fishing at Murchison Falls National Park is currently done in the area at the base of the falls. The fishing is either from the rocks on the bank of the river or slightly lower down stream in the pools from a boat. Access to the fishing spots is either by boat from a point further down stream or by walking down the gorge to the river from the top of the falls. It’s a steep climb back up and hence most people tend to go fishing equipped for the day to avoid climbing up in the heat of the day.

There are several lodges available for accommodation in the park – which one we utilise will depend upon the clients requirements. Sambiya River lodge is most often used - due to it’s close proximity to the falls area – about 15 minutes drive. It is set in the forest a short distance away from the river and have stone rondavel rooms with en suite facilities with hot water heated by solar. Bedding and towels are provided but clients should bring their own torches (and batteries).


PRICES in US Dollars
Lake  Victoria
Day trips :
FISHING EQUIPMENT & FUEL, FULL DAY HALF DAY TRIPS 1 Person 250.00 1 – Per person 200.00
2 Per person 130.00 2 – Per person 105.00
3 Per person 95.00 3 – Per person 75.00
4 PLUS- Per person 80.00 4 PLUS – Per person 60.00

Overnight Trips: From USD210 per person per night, depending upon numbers and board and requirements. Please ask us for an individual quotation.

Murchison Falls
From USD250 per person per night, depending upon the numbers of passengers and requirements. Please ask us for an individual quota

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