350 fish species are known to exist in Uganda’s fresh waters the biggest water being Lake Victoria that is shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The common fish species in Uganda include Nile perch, Catfish and Tilapia. The Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria, are uninhabited except by the local fishermen, and are covered in thick, tropical forest home to monkeys and birds. Fish of over 80 kg i.e. Nile perch 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. The Tilapia of up to 5 kg has been caught on bait at river Nile below Murchison Falls and fishing is normally with live bait. Catfish of over 50 kg are often caught in these waters.
Day 1: Transfer from Airport to Hotel. On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be picked by our Tour guide and transfer you to your hotel of choice for relaxation, diner and overnight at Hotel Africana (luxury), Namirembe guest house (budget).
Day 2: Kampala - Murchison Falls. Morning after breakfast, you will drive from Kampala through Uganda's rolling green hills to Murchison falls National Park. Lunch at the park go fishing in the evening for three hours at Murchison falls base therefore 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. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Red chili camp.
Day 3: Full-day fishing on river Nile. After breakfast, proceed to the Nile River by boat in search of Nile perch and other species several of which can be taken on a fly including the Awaka a small tiger and the Ungara. The boat trip is also excellent for game viewing as you will be fishing in one of the best game viewing areas on the Nile. Dinner and over night at Paraa Safari Lodge/Red chili camp.
Day 4: Fishing in Murchison Falls. This day will be fishing 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. Dinner and over night at Paraa Safari Lodge/Red chili camp.
Day 5: Kampala. Morning at leisure, after breakfast, drive to the top of the falls. Lunch on the way and drive to Entebbe for over night and dinner at Botanical hotel/Sophie’s motel.
Day 6: Lake Victoria. After breakfast, you will take a boat and go for fishing on Lake Victoria. Lunch at Ngamba Island and over night at G&C's tented Camp or any other accommodation.
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 for over night at Botanical Hotel/Sophie’s motel.
Day 8: Airport transfer. After breakfast, transfers to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight depending on international flight departure times.
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