8 DAYS UGANDA FISHING SAFARI ON LAKE VICTORIA, SSESSE ISLANDS & MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari SAFARI OVERVIEW

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari is a 7 nights/8-days Fishing safari in Uganda tour that takes you to Lake Victoria, Ssesse islands, and the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park to explore the magical fish of Uganda including the iconic Nile Perch, Tilapia, Tigerfish, and Catfish. It also incorporates a fantastic wildlife safari in Uganda in Murchison Falls park.

This 8 days Uganda fishing safari begins in Entebbe, where you’ll undertake a boat trip over the shimmering waters of Lake Victoria (the world’s largest tropical lake) for a whole day sportfishing adventure in search of the Nile Perch, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. From Entebbe, undertake a relaxing ferry transfer to Ssesse Islands, a lush archipelago of 84 secret tropical islands along the northwestern shore of Lake Victoria. Enjoy an amazing fishing safari in Uganda after which you’ll relax on the island’s lovely white sand beaches or enjoy a cycling tour around the island.

From Ssesse, you drive to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda‘s largest national park blessed with the Nile River – the longest river in the world, the powerful Murchison falls, and amazing wildlife; Lions, Leopards, Cape buffalos, African elephants, Rothschild’s giraffes, Hyenas, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, Jackson’s hartebeests, Uganda kobs, Defassa waterbucks and more, as well as over 450 bird species including the Shoebill, one of the weirdest birds on Earth.

You’ll enjoy thrilling game drives in the park’s scenic savannah plains and sport fishing adventures in search of the Nile Perch, Tilapia, Tigerfish, and Catfish along the Nile River and at the bottom of falls. The Murchison fall is arguably the world’s most powerful! It is not very big or wide like some you may have seen before but think of the world’s longest river which is about 50 meters wide squeezing through a narrow cleft of up to 7 meters and fall 45 meters down. End this amazing 8 days Uganda fishing safari with a drive back to Kampala.

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8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

 Sportfishing in Lake Victoria, Ssesse Island, along the Nile River, and at the bottom of Murchison falls in search of the Nile Perch, Tilapia, Catfish, and Tigerfish

 Boat trips and ferry transfer on Lake Victoria

 Morning and afternoon game drives in Murchison Falls Park search for lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, hartebeests, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, etc.

 Viewing the Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Entebbe

Day 2: Lake Victoria

Day 3 & 4: Ssesse Islands

Day 5: Entebbe

Day 6 & 7: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 8: Kampala

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport and transfer to a hotel

Day 2: Do fishing on Lake Victoria from the mainland

Day 3: Transfer by ferry from Nakiwogo landing site

Day 4: Whole day fishing in Ssesse Islands

Day 5: Ferry transfer from Ssesse Islands back to Entebbe

Day 6: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park and do an afternoon game drive

Day 7: Do whole day fishing along the Nile River and at the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 8: Do a morning game drive in Murchison and transfer back to Kampala

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Arrive In Uganda Via Entebbe International Airport And Transfer To A Hotel.

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari

Fishing In Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport, located on a magical peninsula in Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. You’re met by a Prime Uganda Safaris representative and transferred to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Depending on your arrival time, a half-day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost.  This could also be arranged at the end of your safari if you prefer. Other options include a tour to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, where there are a variety of visitors’ programs including behind the scenes ‘work’ with the animals or a ‘chimpanzee close up’, a luxury boat cruise on Lake Victoria, a canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of the shoebills or a leisurely walk in Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The Highlight Of The Day: – Sighting The Serene Waters Of Lake Victoria As You Touch Down Entebbe Airport.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Protea Hotel Entebbe/Serena Lake Victoria Resort

Midrange/Standard: – Boma Hotel Entebbe/2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe/Lake Heights Hotel Entebbe

Budget/Basic: – Acacia Boutique Hotel/Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 3-5km or 10-20 minutes

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Pick up from the airport & transfer to the hotel

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of the incredible Shoebill birds
  • Boat trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria
  • Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) on Lake Victoria shoreline
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria

Day 2 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Do Fishing On Lake Victoria From The Mainland.

uganda Fishing Safari to Lake Victoria

Uganda Fishing Safari To Lake Victoria

After breakfast at around 8.00 am from your place of stay, you connect to the Entebbe dock close to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center and then get to the boats to embark on the fishing experience. You can opt to take a half-day fishing encounter commencing both at 9.00 am returning at 12:30 pm and 1.00 pm returning at 5.00 pm. However, you can embark on the full-day experience starting at 9.00 am and ending at 5.00 pm.

You connect to the second largest freshwater lake in Africa and the largest lake on the African continent enjoying the soothing water and the moist air before you start the hunt for fish. The fishing is conducted around the local Islands which are approximately 45 minutes from Entebbe. The selection of fishing areas depends on how the fish are biting and the weather.

At some points of the year, Lake Victoria is at times rough featuring large swells, and as a result, fishing is conducted in the sheltered bays. During the fishing experience, you are served a picnic lunch along with cool beers, mineral water, or sodas not forgetting coffee and tea. The anglers can carry along extra drinks if they so wish. This marks your first day of 5 days of Uganda Fishing Safari to Lake Victoria and the Ssese Islands.

The Highlight Of The Day: – The Boat Cruise And Sportfishing Encounter On Lake Victoria.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Serena Lake Victoria Resort/Protea Hotel Entebbe

Standard/Midrange: – 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe/Lake Heights Hotel Entebbe/Boma Hotel

Basic/Budget: – Acacia Boutique Hotel/Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Drive from your hotel to Entebbe dock
  • Boat trip on Lake Victoria from Entebbe dock
  • Sportfishing on Lake Victoria
  • Boat trip back to Entebbe dock and drive to your hotel

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Entebbe city tour
  • Visiting Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Day 3 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Transfer By Ferry From Nakiwogo Landing Site.

You enjoy a relaxed breakfast at around 8.30 am. You’ll then be picked up from your hotel in the mid-morning and driven to Entebbe pier where you’ll board the ferry to Ssesse at Lutoboka. The ferry to Ssesse departs Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe only once a day at 2 pm arriving at Lutoboka Bay in Bugala Island at 5 pm which is about a 3-hour trip.

Ssesse Island is one of the most interesting places for relaxation. On the ferry, you will be able to take pictures of Lake Victoria, fishermen and you will get to see many islands as you get closer to Kalangala. You will also enjoy the breeze of the lake; see different bird species and so many other experiences. On landing, you’ll connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The Highlight Of The Day: – Cruising On Lake Victoria From Entebbe To Ssesse Islands By Ferry.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Ssese Island Beach Hotel

Midrange/Standard: – Brovad Sands Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Mirembe Resort Hotel (Dorah Block Houses)

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Travel time: – Approx. 3 hours 

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Ferry transfer from Entebbe to Lutoboka in Ssesse
  • Drive from Lutoboka to your accommodation

Day 4 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Whole Day Fishing In Ssesse Islands.

After breakfast at around 7.00 am, you embark on the fishing encounter in the Ssese Islands exploring the magical fish. You get to the boat and go along with the experienced guides offering you a whole day experience that can be explored both in the morning and in the afternoon.

It is magical to get the big catch and relax on the endless sandy beaches or take a swim in the soothing fresh waters that are endless in views being the second on the entire globe. The Nile Perch remains your aquatic fish giant. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The Highlight Of The Day: – Hooking The Giant Nile Perch And Relaxing On The Endless Sandy Beaches Of Ssesse.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Ssese Island Beach Hotel

Midrange/Standard: – Brovad Sands Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Mirembe Resort Hotel (Dorah Block Houses), Island Camping

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Sport-fishing in Lake Victoria’s Ssesse Islands

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Guided forest walks
  • Boat trip to some of the other islands including Bukasa, Buvuma, and Banda
  • Relaxing on the beach (sunbathing)
  • Swimming
  • Mountain biking

Day 5 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Ferry Transfer From Ssesse Islands Back To Entebbe.

Have an early breakfast at around 6.30 am, check out of the hotel. Drive to Lutoboka Bay to take the ferry back to Entebbe. The ferry departs at 8.00 am from Bugala Island and arrives in Entebbe at 11.00 am. Upon arrival, you drive to Kampala for sightseeing. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: –

Accommodation:

Luxury/Upmarket: – Speke Resort Munyonyo/Kampala Serena Hotel/Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Midrange/Standard: – Cassia Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Biyem Hotel/Nexus Resorts Nansana

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day:-

Ferry transfer back to Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe

Drive from Entebbe to Kampala for sightseeing

Day 6 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Drive To Murchison Falls National Park And Do An Afternoon Game Drive.

Have an early breakfast at around 6.30 am and then embark on a 311km (5-6 hours) drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park, blessed with the world’s longest river, the world’s most powerful waterfalls, and a collection of classic African wildlife including over 451 bird species, 76 species of mammals, four of the Big Five and the world’s largest population of the Rothschild’s giraffes.

On the way to Murchison, drive through the impressive sceneries of central Uganda crossing the Kafu River and the mighty Karuma Bridge on the River Nile. You arrive at Paraa Jetty, cross the Nile River by ferry and connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

At around 4 pm, you embark on an evening game drive in the northern section of the park that offers you rewarding wildlife encounters including lions, leopards, African elephants, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s buffalos, Jackson’s hartebeests, Defassa waterbucks, Bushbucks, Common warthogs, Uganda kobs, Oribis and many others.

The extensive savannah landscape of Murchison’s northern sector, dotted with impressive stands of Borassus palm is an attraction in its self. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Afternoon Game Drive To See The Big Five In Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation:

Luxury/Upmarket: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance and time: – 311km or 5-6 hours

 Activities & services of the day:-

Ferry transfer back to Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe

Drive from Entebbe to Kampala for sightseeing

Day 7 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Do Whole Day Fishing Along The Nile River And At The Bottom Of Murchison Falls.

After breakfast at around 8.30 am, you get on the boat along with the expert guides and begin the fishing encounter along the Nile upstream.

The area has potential for catching the Nile Perch, the Catfish types, and the Tigerfish. During the fishing encounter, you may not dodge the sights of Hippos, the Nile Crocodiles, and water birds like the Shoebill stork which is the highly sought-after bird in Uganda. You carry along with the packed lunch and fish to the bottom of the Murchison falls where the Nile Perch is easily landed as it is still unstable following the squeezing of the Nile River narrow gorge.

The record largest Nile Perch in Murchison was 114kg, caught by Kevin Nicholson in 2013, just eclipsing Tim Smith’s 113kg catch in 2009, but far heavier than the previous official record of 73kg, set by C D Mardach in 1959. After this incredibly exciting activity, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The Highlight Of The Day: – Fishing Along Nile River And At The Bottom Of Murchison Falls.

Accommodation:

Luxury/Upmarket: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Fishing encounter along the Nile upstream on a boat cruise
  • Sport-fishing at the bottom of the Murchison Falls

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Bush breakfast
  • Morning game drive
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Birding

Day 8 Of The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari: Do A Morning Game Drive In Murchison, Track Rhions And Transfer Back To Kampala.

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Rhinos In Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast at 6.30 am, undertake on 3-4 hours game drive in the northern sector, a very scenic section of the park with rolling savanna grassland dotted with impressive stands of Borassus palms, acacia trees, riverine woodland, a variety of mammals, and unique birds. Search for Elephants, Lions, Buffalos, Leopards, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Hyenas, Patas Monkeys, Oribi, Warthogs, Hartebeests, Waterbucks, Hippos, Uganda Kobs and much more. Also look out for special bird species including Shoebills, Abyssinian ground hornbills, Secretary birds, Goliath Herons, Squacco herons, Grey-crowned cranes, Saddle-billed stork, Denham’s bustard, Kingfishers to name just a few.

Retreat from the activity and then drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking after which you will embark on a 311km drive back to Kampala.

The Highlight Of The Day: – Morning Game Drive In Murchison Falls National Park & Rhion Tracking At Ziwa Rhion Sanctuary

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance and time: – 311km or 5-6 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

Ferry transfer back to Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe

Drive from Entebbe to Kampala for sightseeing

End of the 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari

Getting There For Your 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari

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8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari – SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full-time English professional safari driver-guide
  • 4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
  • Full board accommodation
  • Sport-fishing permit fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari – SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • International &domestic flight fees
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Other beverages/ drinks
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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