4 Days Best Uganda Fishing Safaris

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Uganda Fishing Safaris: Murchison Falls national park remains the major sport fishing destination in Uganda and Africa. Uganda fishing safari is mainly done at the river banks of Murchison fall in the Albert Nile and Murchison falls national park is the best spot for Uganda fishing safaris where you get the opportunity to catch the biggest Nile perch that cannot be found elsewhere in the world.

Although many travelers may have the experience in fishing, for the perfect and incredible spot fishing adventure in the wonderful destination of Murchison falls national park, we usually recommend travelers to make use of our professional guides as they enjoy the activity due to the fact that the guides are well conversant with the Albert Nile river banks.

As you catch fish on your Uganda Fishing Safaris; you are also surrounded with great sceneries the landscape and also wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, waterbucks as well as beautiful birds. You are advised to carry enough sun protection equipment since the temperature can rise over 40°C. Also wear long socks, long sleeved trousers and insect repellents that can be used just in case of tsetse fly bites. Sport fishing requires expertise; therefore, you need assistance from our experienced and skilled fishing guides!

Just like any other Uganda sport fishing destination, fishing safaris in Uganda is a year-round activity however the best recommended season is during the dry season when there is less rain in the months of December, February, and June to mid-October.

Fishing at Murchison is a profound fishing experience and can be extremely exciting. Fishing is either from the river bank and from a boat. Caution must be taken whilst fishing from the bank as Nile crocodiles and hippos are often in abundance.

Uganda Fishing Safaris in Murchison Falls Highlight

Day 1: Departure

Day 2: Whole day fishing on the Nile

Day 3:  Second day of fishing & hike to the top of the falls

Day 4: Morning Game drive and return to Kampala



Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls- Evening Game Drive

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you team up with the driver heading to Murchison Falls National Park to the north west of Uganda exploring the impressive landscapes of central Uganda including the flattest road section in the country. The drive is 311 km and it takes around 5 hours. In the afternoon after lunch, you embark on an evening game drive in the northern section of the park that offers you rewarding encounters of the wildlife including the four of the Big five such as Elephants, lions, the leopards and the Buffaloes. Other sights of Rothschild Giraffes, the Jackson’s Hartebeest, the Uganda Kobs and the Oribis among others are impressive to encounter. The extensive savannah landscape of northern Murchison intercepted by the scattered Borassus Palm trees is an attraction in itself. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Paara Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari lodge

Meal Plan; Lunch / Dinner.


Day 2: Whole day fishing on the Nile

After breakfast, you set off to the Nile River to embark on the whole day fishing experience. It’s magical to explore the fish Species along the Nile including the famous Nile Perch that even stretch to 75kg on this point. You have the best boats and the expert guides that will be your good companions during the fishing exercise. The other fish types like the Catfish species and the Tigerfish make your day exciting. You retreat to Paraa Safari Lodge for lunch and then get back to the Nile to have the magical fishing safari in Uganda up to the evening. You retire for dinner, relaxation and overnight

Accommodation: Paara Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari lodge

Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner.


Day 3: Second day of fishing & hike to the top of the falls

This is another day dedicated to the fishing experience at the bottom of the falls. You target the powerful Nile perch as they drop from the 43m high waterfall still unsteady after being crushed along with the waters of the Nile as they pass through a less than 7m gorge. You undertake a hike to the top of the falls following a narrow path and you enjoy your packed lunch on the top of the falls. You do fishing again in the afternoon and get back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paara Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari lodge

Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner


Day 4: Morning Game drive and return to Kampala

Undertake a morning game drive in the northern section of the park a myriad of wild game is found grazing on the open savannah grassland including the elephants, the Buffaloes, the Giraffes, the lions, the leopards, Jackson’s Hartebeests, the Waterbuck among others. You retreat to the lodge for breakfast and then cross with the ferry at 11 am transferring to Kampala. You make a stop en route at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary branching 7km to its headquarters from the main road to track white Rhinos. The encounter with the southern white Rhinos marks your full encounter with the Big five land animals. You retreat from the activity and transfer back to Kampala.


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Full Board Accommodation on Safari
Transportation in either 4X4 Safari vehicle
Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
Bottled water while on safari

General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
International Flights (Arranged on request)
Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
Optional Activity fees
Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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