Delve into the exhilarating realm of Uganda Fishing Safaris, where the waters of Lake Victoria and the iconic River Nile set the stage for a one-of-a-kind angling adventure. Here, anglers have the chance to reel in the awe-inspiring Nile Perch, one of the largest freshwater fish on the planet. For those with a penchant for fishing and a bit of free time, our fishing safaris offer the perfect opportunity to embark on a day-long escapade on Lake Victoria. Our offerings include both half-day and full-day excursions, where the focus is on the exhilarating practice of “catch and release,” ensuring the conservation of these remarkable creatures. With our expertise, you’ll explore the prime fishing spots, master effective methods, and be guided by our experienced and English-fluent skippers.
In our pursuit of the ultimate fishing experience, we deploy speedboats ranging from 18 to 30 feet, powered by twin outboard engines. These vessels, equipped with ample seating, can accommodate up to four anglers at a time. Additionally, we offer 24-foot fiberglass “canoes” propelled by outboard engines, catering to smaller groups of 2-3 fishermen, making them ideal for day trips.
Safety is paramount in our fishing safaris. All our boats are fitted with overhead sun canopies to shield you from the elements. Rain suits are on hand, as the lake’s turbulence may create a certain level of spray. Moreover, we provide mobile phones, life jackets, basic first aid kits, and fire extinguishers, all geared towards ensuring your well-being. To keep you refreshed throughout your expedition, our cooler box is stocked with cold drinks and snacks. We also provide all the necessary equipment and lures for trolling perch, with up to four lines per boat. However, if you prefer, you’re welcome to bring your own gear. Any damaged or lost equipment will be charged accordingly, with lures priced at approximately 20-25 USD each.
Our Uganda Fishing Safaris typically set sail around 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM and return around 12:30 PM or 5:00 PM. Full-day excursions span approximately 8 hours, while half-day adventures offer around 4 hours of fishing bliss. The fishing grounds encompass local islands on Lake Victoria, accessible by a scenic 45-minute boat trip from Entebbe. Alternatively, our fishing safaris also extend to the majestic Murchison Falls National Park. The specific areas fished depend on weather conditions and fish activity. In times of rough waters, our focus shifts to sheltered bays, while the tranquil River Nile offers a calm fishing experience. A delightful picnic lunch is provided, complete with a cooler box filled with beers, mineral water, sodas, tea, and coffee. Feel free to bring along any additional beverages you desire.
To make the most of your fishing adventure, we recommend sun protection essentials such as hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as the daytime temperatures can rise into the mid to late 20 degrees Celsius. Sturdy sandals are advisable, as you may encounter wet conditions while embarking and disembarking from the boat. Insect repellent is a must, and for capturing memories, a camera to document your fishing triumphs. For those intrigued by birdlife, a pair of binoculars can be quite rewarding. While comfortable day wear is suitable, it’s wise to carry a rain jacket for unpredictable weather and a sweater or light jacket for cooler evenings.
Indulge in the realm of Uganda Fishing Safaris and seize the opportunity to engage with the magnificent Nile Perch. With meticulous attention to safety, comfort, and an unforgettable experience, Trek Africa Expeditions is your gateway to an angling adventure like no other. For further insights into your fishing journey, reach out to us. Whether you’re drawn to the thrill of the catch or the serenity of the waters, we are here to craft your fishing expedition into an extraordinary memory.