Murchison falls fishing tours and trips – Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savannah. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting over 70 species of wild animals that always bask on the banks of the River and in the open plains of the Nile Delta
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile which is a home to the fresh waters biggest fish the Nile perch, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison falls the centrepiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
Nile perch breeding has been very successful due to the fact that the section of the River runs through the protected and no commercial fishing is permitted so this is pretty much one of the best places for fishing in Africa
Depending on the time you have you can fish for half day which is like 6 hours of fishing, Full day fishing which is about 10 hours of fishing or our one week fishing safari that will give you the opportunity of catching the River monster or you can consider the shorter 3 days fishing safari from Entebbe or Kampala
Murchison falls can be accessible by road or by air by road the national park is located 300 kms north west of the main capital Kampala, the drive will take 6 hours via masindi and by air you can either charter or take the scheduled flight from Entebbe international airport to either Pakuba or Bugungu airstrip which can an hour and half flight
Fishing in Murchison falls is at its best during the months of June to September and from December to February however march to May and October to November is rainy season and this can making the fishing difficult due to the milky water that comes from the channels along the River
Our guides have being guiding on the river for several years and they know where to go when to go and how to catch the Nile and we also organise other safari packages to see the mountain gorillas in uganda and Rwanda or if you want to witness one of the wildlife spectacles in the entire Animal kingdom the great wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania