The Pearl of Africa - Uganda is perfect fishing destination in Africa. With almost one third of the country covered/ occupied by fresh water bodies, Uganda has unique sport fishing opportunities to offer to visitors on Uganda Safari tours. Sport fishing activities in Uganda are carried out or done on different destinations like Lake Victoria-Africa is largest fresh water body, Murchison Falls National Park –Uganda’s largest national park, Lake Mburo national park and Ssese Islands. The prominent fish species caught include the Nile Perch weighing up to 108 Kgs, Tilapia, Ferocious fighter, Tiger fish, Barbel and Cat fish among others.
Falls situated in North West part of Uganda is a world-famous fishing
destination in Uganda. Sport Fishing at Murchison Falls National Park is
mainly done or conducted in the area at the base of the world’s
powerful falls. The fishing is carried out either on slightly lower
downstream in the pools from a boat or from the rocks on the bank of the
Nile River. Fishing at Murchison changes from year to year but the best
fishing months for visitors on fishing safaris in Uganda
is drier months i.e. December to March and June to October. The common
fish species caught on casting lures or on live bait include Nile perch
as well as cat fish, tiger fish.
Lake Mburo is another spot fishing safe haven in Uganda. With around six species of fish, Uganda sport fishing safaris in
Lake Mburo are conducted at Mazinga; however, visitors are requested to
bring their own fishing equipment’s and also book permit in advance
with UWA offices.
Also visit the Ssese Islands a small collect
dotted with over eighty (80) islands situated right off Entebbe in
Uganda. It is really an unexplored paradise with the largest part of it
unsettled except by roaming local fishermen. Fishing here is done in the
Boats which are fully facilitated with fishing equipment’s, rain
suites, GPS, fish finders as well as icebox with ice and drinks. Besides
the Nile perch, one can also catch fish species like Tilapia, Ngara
(Genus alestes), Tiger fish, catfish, ferocious fighter and barbell.
For memorable sport fishing experience in Uganda, reserve your permit
now because limited fishing permits are available each year. Kindly note
that, we encourage or promote the philosophy of ‘Catch and return’ for
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