Uganda Fishing Safaris are specially done on Lake Victoria and the River Nile offering the opportunity for hooking one of the world’s largest fresh water fish the Nile Perch. For those clients with some free time and an interested in fishing safaris can enjoy our one day out fishing on Lake Victoria. We offer half and full day excursions for “catch and release” of Nile Perch on Lake Victoria and the River Nile and our experience ensures the best spots, methods and also have experienced and knowledgeable skippers who have a good command of the English language.
Speedboats of between 18 and 30 feet powered by twin outboard engines are used on our fishing safaris and have a large seating capacity but cater for a maximum of 4 people fishing at any one time. We also use Fiber glass 24-foot-long “canoes” powered by an outboard engine are also available for smaller groups of 2-3 fishermen and usually best for day trips.
All the boats are equipped with an overhead sun canopy, rain suits (there can be a certain amount of spray when the lake is rough), mobile phone, life jackets, basic first aid box and fire extinguisher on board for your safety. We also equip our cooler box on board with cold drinks and some snacks to keep you going while on your fishing safaris. All equipment and lures for trolling for perch for up to 4 lines per boat are supplied, but anglers are free to bring their own. Anything damaged or lost will need to be paid for before disembarkation. Lures are between 20-25USD each if damaged or lost.
Our Uganda Fishing Safaris normally depart around 9.00am or 1.00pm and return around 12.30pm or 5.00pm with a full day being approximately 8 hours on the water and a half day around 4 hours. Fishing Safaris are done around local islands on Lake Victoria about a 45-minute boat trip from Entebbe and also in Murchison Falls National Park. The areas fished will depend upon the weather and how the fish are biting. At certain times of the year the Lake can be very rough with large swells and so then we tend to utilize the sheltered bays for fishing but fishing on the River Nile is always calm most of the times. A picnic lunch is provided with a cool box of beers, mineral water and sodas as well as tea and coffee. Anglers are free to bring along additional drinks required.
We suggest you bring as much sun protection as possible hats, sunglasses, creams as it can be quite hot out there the average day time temperatures are in the mid to late 20 degrees C. Strops or sandals are a good idea as you may well get wet feet especially getting on and off the boat. Insect repellent is a good idea, camera if you’d like to capture “the big fish” on film and a pair of binoculars if you are keen on birdlife. Light day wear such as T shirts and shorts are normally fine but we recommend a rain jacket in case of bad weather and a sweater or light jacket for cooler weather and the evenings.