Uganda Fishing Lake Victoria Safari, 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 of 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, WOW !!
Day 1: Arrival day in Entebbe Uganda
Arrival in Entebbe you will be met and transferred to the Lake Victoria Hotel for overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. Fish briefing and tackle check with Paul
Day 2,3 and 4: Lake Victoria in Uganda
Three full days on Lake Victoria fishing from a fully equipped 18 foot skiboat, with twin 60 HP motors, rods and other fishing equipment, captain and local gillie included
Accommodation is “on the lake” in chalets besides the water at Kalangala on Bugala Island, the largest of the Ssese Islands. Rooms are en suite with showers and flush toilets. All meals included and are either taken in the central dining/bar area, or packed when out on the boat for extended periods of time.
Day 5: Lake Victoria – Murchison Falls
Early morning departure from the islands to Entebbe (just over 1 hour’s boat trip? weather dependent) for the 6 hour drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Overnight Sambiya River Lodge (FULL BOARD). Sambiya Lodge is approximately a 20 min drive from the top of the Falls, and has en suite chalets, pool, bar etc. Fishing at the Falls requires one to be fit? the walk down the gorge to the rocks besides the water takes 25 minutes, and coming back up about 45 due to the steep incline!! There are tsetse fly in the area too ? be PREPARED
Day 6,7 and 8: Murchison Falls
Fishing is from the rocks around several pools below the Falls. For those not fishing, or for a break, we have the option of taking either a morning or afternoon cruise on the Nile – great for birds/game, big crocodiles and hippo. Elephant are often seen. There are National Parks boats for hire at additional cost for fishing from the river downstream of the falls
Day 9: Murchison Falls – Lake Victoria in Uganda
Further time to fish, departing before lunch for the return drive to Entebe, you will have dinner and overnight at Victoria Hotel booked on BB
Day 10: Lake Victoria – Entebbe.
Early morning transfer to Entebbe airport for outward flight