9 DAYS NILE PERCH FISHING SAFARI IN UGANDA

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda − SAFARI OVERVIEW

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari

Our 9 days Nile Perch fishing safari in Uganda is 8 nights 9 days Uganda sport fishing safari tour featuring the legendary Nile Perch as the icon of the trip. This magical 9-day trip takes us to Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake (approximately 68,800 km2 in size) and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park (3,840km2), blessed with the world’s longest river (Nile), the world’s most powerful waterfalls and fantastic wildlife.

On this 9 day Uganda Nile Perch fishing Safari, we’ll also hunt for other fantastic fish species such as Tilapia, Catfish and Tigerfish while enjoying the stunning scenery and amazing game viewing: Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards, Rothschild’s giraffes, Hippos, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, Hartebeest, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Uganda kobs and Oribi plus much more as the checklist of mammal reach 76 species. You will also see several of the park’s 451 bird species including the incredible Shoebill.

We’ll start off with a thrilling boat cruise on Lake Victoria to Pineapple Bay, Bulago Island which is one of the several scenic islands in this great lake, marked with remarkable sandy beaches, beautiful palm trees, savannah and forested landscapes. From here, we’ll undertake a whole sport fishing adventure on Lake Victoria. We’ll then continue to Chobe and Paraa area in Murchison Falls National Park and eventually Arra Fishing Village in Adjumani along the Albert Nile. The record for rod and line in Murchison was established by Kevin Nicholson in 2013. His mammoth catch weighed 114kg; 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.

This amazing 9 days Nile perch fishing safari in Uganda involves sleeping in Luxury lodges, travelling with expert guides and using the remarkable boats.

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9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Cruising on the fresh waters of Lake Victoria to the scenic Bulago Island

Spend a night at the magical Pineapple bay at Bulago Island

Whole day sport fishing adventure on L. Victoria in search of Nile Perch & other fish species

Visit the scenic Murchison Falls National Park

Sport-fishing along the world’s longest river, the Nile River

A thrilling boat cruise along the Nile River

Fishing at the bottom of the world’s most powerful waterfall, the Murchison falls

Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park

Whole day fishing encounter in Arra Fishing Village

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATION

Day 1 & 2: Pineapple Bay, Bulago Island in Lake Victoria

Day 3, 4, 5 & 6: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 7 & 8: Arra Fishing Village

Day 9: Drive back to Entebbe

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9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda − SAFARI HIGHLIGHT 

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe Airport & undertake a boat trip on Lake Victoria to Pineapple Bay on Bulago Island.

Day 2: Enjoy the whole day fishing on Lake Victoria from Pineapple bay

Day 3: Cruise back to the mainland & transfer to Chobe sector in Murchison Safari Lodge

Day 4: Engage in a whole day fishing encounter along the Nile in the Chobe sector

Day 5: Morning game drive from Chobe to Paraa Safari Lodge & an evening game drive

Day 6:  Enjoy a whole day fishing along the Nile to the bottom of the falls from Paraa

Day 7: Drive to Arra Fishing Village

Day 8:  Undertake a full day fishing in Arra Fishing Village along the Albert Nile

Day 9: Drive back to Entebbe

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda − DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Arrive In Uganda Via Entebbe Airport & Undertake a Boat Trip on Lake Victoria to Pineapple Bay on Bulago Island.

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport following your flight from the country of origin and upon arrival, you team up with the driver guide and embark on the transfer to the landing site where you board the 45minute boat cruising on the fresh waters of Lake Victoria to the Luxury Pineapple Bay situated on the magical Bulago Island which is among the great tropical Islands of Uganda marked with remarkable sandy beaches, the beautiful palm trees, savannah and forested landscapes.

You can opt to spend the rest of the day enjoying in the thrilling waters presented in an Olympic size swimming pool as you take breaks to do sunbath or take a nature walk on the Island to explore birds, butterflies, monkeys or doing simple fishing. Settle for the thrilling dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – The boat trip on Lake Victoria to Luxury Pineapple Bay situated on the magical Bulago Island.

 

Accommodation:-

Accommodation: Pineapple Bay Resort

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

 

 Activities & services of the day:-

  • Pick up from Entebbe International Airport
  • Boat cruise on Lake Victoria to the Pineapple bay on Bulago Island

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

  • Nature walk on the Island to explore birds, butterflies, monkeys
  • Simple fishing
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria
  • Visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

 

Day 2 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Enjoy Whole Day Fishing on Lake Victoria from Pineapple Bay.

After a hearty breakfast at 7.00 am, we embark on the fishing encounter in the company of the expert guide on a motorized boat with hopes of catching lots of fish including the mighty Nile Perch (one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world) weighing over 100kg. The fascinating experience will not only arise from the fishing encounter but also the surrounding scenery that marks the area including the series of Islands, counts of fishermen, the expanse water mass and the water birds.

You take good pictures of your memorable encounter on the lake. You retreat for lunch and relaxation and then you can connect back in the afternoon for more rewarding encounters. Settle for dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – Hooking the massive Nile Perch as you cruise on the Lake Victoria

 

Accommodation:-

Accommodation: Pineapple Bay Resort

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

 

 Activities & services of the day:-

  • Full day fishing on Lake Victoria on a motorized boat

 

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

  • Sunset cruise
  • Hiking on breeze hilltops
  • Visits to Ngamba island sanctuary
  • Visiting local fishing villages

 

Day 3 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Cruise Back To the Main Land & Transfer to Chobe Sector in Murchison Safari Lodge.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 9 am, you connect back to the main land taking a 45minute transfer. Upon reaching the mainland you’ll find an extended Luxury Safari land cruiser waiting for you to embark on 351km (6 hours) drive Norwest to Chobe sector in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls 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 and 76 species of mammals.

On the way, we’ll drive through the impressive sceneries of central Uganda crossing Kafu River and the mighty Karuma Bridge on River Nile. We’ll arrive at Chobe Safari Lodge checking in any of its lush units as earlier selected and spend the rest of the day swimming in the three leveled swimming pool overlooking the flowing Nile River as it roars past the small rapids that stand along its way. You can also opt to take a sunset fishing encounter on the river banks before resting for dinner and overnight.

 

Highlight of the day: – The scenic drive through impressive countryside to Murchison Falls Park

 

Accommodation: –

Chobe Safari Lodge

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 351km or 6 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Boat trip from Bulago Island on Lake Victoria to the mainland
  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park Chobe sector

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

  • Sunset fishing encounter on the Nile River bank
  • Sunset boat along the Nile to the delta area
  • Evening game drives

 

Day 4 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Whole Day Fishing Along the Nile River in Chobe Sector from Chobe Safari Lodge.

After breakfast at 8.00 am, we embark on the fishing activity along the Nile River in the company of expert guides exploring the wonders of the historic Nile which is not a mere stream but the world’s longest River featuring great fish species that it generates from the gigantic Victoria Lake.

Fishing in the Chobe sector dates back to the old days when it stood as a great spot for fishing in the region of East Africa. The reconstruction of Chobe Safari Lodge means the regeneration of ancient memories and putting the site back to the map regarding its fishing potential. You retreat for stimulating lunch at the lodge. You can undertake an evening fishing experience on the River till sunset. We endorse a strict catch and release policy to protect and conserve fish populations.

Highlight of the day: – The whole sporting fishing encounter along the bank of the longest river in the world, the Nile River.

 

Accommodation:

Chobe Safari Lodge

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning fishing along the Nile River
  • Evening fishing experience on the River till sunset

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Morning game drive

 

Day 5 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Morning Game Drive from Chobe to Paraa Safari Lodge & an Evening Game Drive.

After breakfast at around 7.00 am, embark on the drive to the Paraa area. The drive through the park offers you magical wild game views including the big four of the Big five like Lions, the Cape Buffaloes, the African Elephants and the Leopards. Other sights like the Rothschild Giraffes, the Uganda Kobs, the Oribis and the Jackson’s Hartebeest may not be missed. Murchison Falls National Parks is also a rich haven for birds.

You settle at Paraa Safari Lodge for lunch and relaxation overlooking the calm Nile River as it flows to the delta area. In the evening, you do another game drive to explore the wild game of Murchison in detail. The sunset views of the savannah with patches of borassus palm trees are rewarding to encounter.

Highlight of the day: – Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

 

Accommodation: – Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive from Chobe to Paraa area
  • Evening game drive in Paraa area

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Birding
  • Sunset boat cruise along the Nile River to the delta area

 

Day 6 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Whole Day Fishing Along the Nile River to the Bottom of the Falls.

After breakfast at around 7.00 am, you’ll 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 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 50 metres wide squeezing through a narrow cleft of up to 7 meters and fall 45 meters down.

After this incredibly exciting activity, we will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – Boat cruise on the Nile River and fishing at the bottom of Murchison Falls.

 

Accommodation:

Paraa Safari Lodge

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 351km or 6 hours

 

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
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Birding

 

Day 7 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Drive to Araa Fishing Village.

After breakfast at around 8.00 am, we’ll embark on the transfer to Adjumani to the north of the park about 4 hours transfer. You drive through the impressive landscapes of northern Uganda with great open savannah and communal traditional settlements.

You arrive at the Araa fishing lodge and settle for lunch. Arra presents a calm environment on the Albert arm of the Nile. You spend the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge or do simple fishing on the Nile banks before retiring for dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – The scenic drive through the impressive landscapes of northern Uganda to Arra Fishing Village.

 

Accommodation:-

 Araa Fishing Lodge

 

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
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Birding

 

Day 8 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Whole Day Fishing in Arra Fishing Village along the Albert Nile.

We’ll have our breakfast at around 7.00 am and then embark on a full day fishing along the Albert Nile, following the Nile and other small rivers like river Ora will be crossed through. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – The full day fishing adventure in Arra Fishing Village

 

Accommodation:-

 

Accommodation: Arra Fishing Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Whole day fishing in Arra

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

 

Day 9 of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda: Drive Back to Entebbe.

After breakfast, you embark on the transfer back to Entebbe taking about 9 hours’ drive to mark the end of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 340km or 6-5 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Drive back to Entebbe

End of the 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda – 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

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda – 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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