Uganda is noted among the beautiful nations of Africa with her beauty embedded in a range of aspects including the amazing scenery, the hospitable people, the famous mountain gorillas and great water masses and flowing rivers and streams that have attracted the world travelers to undertake safaris to Uganda.
Located on a raised plateau that is positioned in between the western
and the eastern arms of the Great East African Rift Valley, Uganda
features the potential to develop great water Uganda safaris
including fishing safaris. Holding the semi desert section of the
country aside, it can be noted that a considerable section of Uganda
features adequate water and fertile soils. Uganda features close to 25%
of her total surface under water. Lake Victoria stands as the largest
lake and is shared by the neighboring Tanzania and Kenya. Other major
water bodies include; Lake Albert to the Congo border, Lake Edward also
to the Congo border, Lake George and the swampy Lake Kyoga all offering
the magical fishing safaris in Uganda.
The Nile River which stands as the world’s longest arises from the Lake
Victoria starting from Jinja following the northern direction until it
flows out the country at Nimule also presents magical opportunities for
Since the year 1997 when the launching of the initial boat
occurred, a range of months are greatly spent on Lake Victoria with
world’s fishermen connecting from all over the globe to undertake
magical Nile Perch and along the river Nile in the Uganda safari
protected area of Murchison Falls National Park with the fishermen
exploring the best spots to undertake their adventure and have found
The Nile Perch which weighs between 20 – 180 pounds in terms
of size is noted to be largest fresh water game fish in the continental
lands of Africa and notably the main catch on Victoria Lake. The
commonly used method is trolling with lures. The required fishing gear
is always provided though the travelers are free to carry their own
equipment if they so wish.
The Fishing trips in Uganda especially on
Lake Victoria can be enjoyed by all the participants including those
that are venturing in it for the first time and those in quest of new
destinations. The trips are organized on half day arrangement where the
fishermen can opt for either morning or the afternoon and then the full
day experience is not spared either for those looking for total
immersion in the Uganda safari tour wonder.
The Murchison Falls National Park fishing experience involves fishing
using the live bait or lure casting and the Nile perch along the Cat
fish species are among the day rewards. The encounter is undertaken on
the River banks and on the boat to the bottom of the falls. In
Murchison, some level of experience and the physical fitness is
considered as an advantage as a result of the terrain.
the River Nile in Murchison and Jinja and Lake Victoria in Entebbe and
Ssese, Uganda also offers fishing experience in Lake Mburo National Park
at the Mazinga landing site on Lake Mburo offering the Tilapia rewards.