10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience

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10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience

A 10 Day Fishing Safari in Uganda promises an exciting adventure for fishing enthusiasts. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, known for its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and abundant water bodies. Its lakes and rivers provide excellent opportunities for various fishing experiences.

 

Itinerary Highlights:

Murchison Falls (Fishing)

Fishing at Murchison Falls National Park offers a remarkable and rewarding experience for anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. Murchison Falls National Park is located in northern Uganda and is one of the most famous and diverse wildlife reserves in East Africa. The park is named after the breathtaking Murchison Falls, where the Nile River surges through a narrow gorge, creating a powerful and stunning waterfall.

The park’s abundant waterways, which include the Nile River and its tributaries, provide excellent fishing opportunities. The Nile Perch is the most sought-after species in these waters, known for its large size and impressive fighting abilities. Other species that can be found here include catfish, tiger fish, tilapia, and various types of bream.

Fishing expeditions are typically conducted in boats, and you’ll have the chance to witness the park’s diverse wildlife, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species, as you navigate the waterways to find the best fishing spots.

It’s essential to note that fishing in Murchison Falls National Park is usually regulated, and permits may be required. This is done to ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem and protect the natural balance of the park’s wildlife. Additionally, catch-and-release practices are encouraged to preserve the fish population and maintain the park’s ecological integrity.


Kibale Forest National Park (Fishing at Lake Nyabikere)

While at Lake Nyabikere, visitors can engage in different fishing techniques, such as angling, fly fishing, or using traditional local methods. However, it’s important to note that fishing regulations and guidelines may be in place to preserve the delicate ecosystem and protect the fish populations.

Fishing at Lake Nyabikere not only allows visitors to enjoy the thrill of catching fish but also provides an opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Uganda. Additionally, the surrounding national park offers various other activities like gorilla trekking, bird watching, and hiking, making it a well-rounded destination for eco-tourism.

Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo is known for its diverse aquatic life, including various fish species such as tilapia, catfish, and lungfish. It also supports a rich ecosystem of birds, mammals, and other wildlife.

Fishing is permitted at Lake Mburo, and it is a popular activity for both locals and tourists visiting the national park. The serene surroundings and abundance of fish make it an attractive destination for fishing enthusiasts.


Lake Victoria (Ssese Islands)

Ssese Islands are located in Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa. The islands are part of Uganda and offer a serene and picturesque environment for fishing enthusiasts.

Lake Victoria is home to a diverse range of fish species, making it an ideal destination for fishing. Some common catches include Nile perch, tilapia, catfish, and various other freshwater fish.

Local fishermen mainly employ traditional fishing methods such as hand lines, nets, and traps. Visitors can also experience traditional fishing techniques and learn about the local culture.

 

Detailed Itinerary:


Day 1: Arrival and Pickup at Entebbe International Airport.

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you’ll be welcomed by our driver-guide tour guide who will transfer you to your accommodation to rest and recover from your journey. Have dinner and briefing about the upcoming fishing safari then an overnight stay.

Destination: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Kaazi Beach Resort or Similar

Mid-Range

Casia Lodge or Similar

Budget

Acactus Hotel or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park – 10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience.

After morning breakfast, you will depart to Murchison Falls National Park (approx. 5-6 hours drive). You will have a stop -over in Nakasongola for your Lunch, enroute visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking and you will also visit top of the falls. We shall continue our way to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Chobe Safari Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Murchison River Lodge or Similar

Budget

Hornbill Bush Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Full day of Fishing on the Nile at Murchison Falls.

After morning breakfast, you will get your packed lunch and the boat will pick you up from the lodge for your full day fishing experience at the bottom of the falls as you view other wildlife on the banks of the river. Experienced fishing guides will accompany you to the best fishing spots. In the evening, return to the lodge and relax by the campfire.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Chobe Safari Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Murchison River Lodge or Similar

Budget

Hornbill Bush Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park (Lake Nyabikere).

After your morning breakfast, you will depart Murchison Falls and head towards Kibale Forest (approx. 7-8 hours).The journey offers beautiful views of the Ugandan countryside; you will arrive at your lodge near Kibale Forest in the evening, have your dinner, rest and prepare for the next day’s adventure.

Destination: Kibale Forest National Park (Lake Nyabikere)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Primate  Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Kibale Forest Camp or Similar

Budget

Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Fishing on Lake Nyabikere – 10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience.

After having your breakfast, our driver-guide shall take you to Lake Nyabikere, located within Kibale Forest for briefing and fishing adventure at the Lake. Lake Nyabikere is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, especially for tilapia and crayfish. Enjoy fishing with the lush forest as a backdrop and a chance to spot some primates and birds. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for lunch, relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Primate  Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Kibale Forest Camp or Similar

Budget

Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Transfer from Kibale Forest to Lake Mburo National Park.

After the breakfast, our driver guide shall transfer you to Lake Mburo National Park (approx. 5-6 hours).Arrive at your lodge located near the park and have lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a boat safari on Lake Mburo, which offers great opportunities for fishing Nile tilapia and catfish. Later in the evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mihingo Safari  Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Kigambira Safari Lodge or Similar

Budget

Mpogo Safari Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Fishing at Lake Mburo – 10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience.

You will start the day with a morning fishing session on Lake Mburo. The lake is home to various fish species, and our fishing guide will assist you in catching them. Enjoy a bush breakfast by the lake and in the afternoon, you will take a guided walking safari to explore the park’s wildlife up close, including zebras, impalas, and elands. There is also a chance of doing back-horse riding. Later in the evening you will return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mihingo Safari  Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Kigambira Safari Lodge or Similar

Budget

Mpogo Safari Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 8: Transfer to Ssese Islands (Lake Victoria).

After breakfast, our driver guide shall take you to Bukakatta landing site on the shores of Lake Victoria (approx. 4-5 hours).Take a ferry ride to Bugala Island in the Ssese Islands archipelago. Check into your beachfront accommodation and relax by the lake. Lunch, dinner and an overnight stay

Destination: Ssese Islands (Lake Victoria)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Brovad Sands Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Wamala Resort Hotel or Similar

Budget

Kalangala Pearl Resort or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Fishing on Lake Victoria – 10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience.

After the breakfast you will be provided with packed Lunch from the lodge and then you embark on your lifetime experience of exploring the vast waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, with your fishing gear. Lake Victoria offers an abundance of fish species, including Nile perch, catfish, and tilapia. Enjoy your packed lunch on one of the islands during your fishing expedition. Later in the evening you will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Destination: Ssese Islands (Lake Victoria)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Brovad Sands Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Wamala Resort Hotel or Similar

Budget

Kalangala Pearl Resort or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe for your Outbound Flight.

After breakfast, take the ferry back to Bukakatta and drive to Entebbe International Airport(approx. 4-5 hours) for your outbound flight back home. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for some last-minute souvenir shopping or a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo).
This marks the end of our 10 Day Uganda Fishing Safari with a Boat Cruise Experience.

Thank you for choosing Arcadia Safaris and we hope to see you (or any referral) when you next visit!!!

Destination: Kampala (Entebbe)

Accommodation Option: No (Unless on request)

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transportation in a 4×4 Safari Cars
  • Meals specified on a Full Board basis
  • Accommodation with ensuite facility
  • Applicable Park entrance & activities Fees
  • English speaking professional Driver-Guide
  • Fishing Permit Fees
  • All hotel/lodge pickups and drop off
  • All Taxes
  • Bottled drinking water and Fruits while on safari
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary (except those stated as “optional”

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight Fares (unless requested)
  • Country entry Visa
  • Personal/Travel insurance
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills and all other kinds of drinks except water
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Souvenirs, gifts and Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Covid-19 and other related tests and vaccinations

 

RATES PER PERSON: (Tour Rates/Prices are Per Person and exclude International Flight from/to your home Country).

 

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