7-Day Fishing & Big 5 Safari

Our fishing safari will take you to some of the best freshwater fishing sites in Africa. You will fish in the world’s second largest lake – Lake Victoria; and the world’s longest river, the Nile. The largest recorded catch is a 113kg Nile perch in Murchison Falls National Park. In addition to the fishing, you will also seek out Africa’s Big 5 – lions, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopards. This is a perfect bonding safari for friends, and or family. Our fishing policy is catch and release.

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Day 1: Arrival and welcome to Uganda

Today you arrive at Entebbe airport and you will be welcomed by your safari guide. You will transfer to your hotel in Entebbe. Depending on your time of arrival, you may relax at your hotel or take a city tour. Some of the main attractions are the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, the Botanical Gardens and the malls in town.

Day 2: Fishing in Africa’s Largest Freshwaters – Lake Victoria

Take a speedboat and spend a day fishing in the world’s second largest freshwater body – Lake Victoria. The lake famous for being the source of the River Nile, is also home to some monster record breaking fish. Some of which weigh in at over 150kg (300 pounds plus). Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. With a surface area of approximately 59,947 km², Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second-largest fresh water lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America.
Our fishing policy is catch and release.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, Track Rhinos

fter breakfast, you will start your journey to the Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda. You will make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to walk with the mighty rhinos. The rhinos are one of Africa’s Big 5. In the coming days, you will also have the opportunity to seek out the other members of the Big 5 – lions, leopards, elephants and the fierce cape buffalo.

Thereafter continue to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s biggest and one of the most diverse nature reserves. It has the Nile River crush through at Murchison Falls.

Day 4: Fishing in the World’s Longest River, the Nile

Full day fishing trip the Nile River and at the bottom of the Murchison Falls. You will have great opportunities to catch and release Tilapia and Nile Perch from the world’s longest river, and one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Our skippers are knowledgeable and know the best spots for fishing. The biggest catch here was Nile perch at 113kg (248pounds). Beside the Nile perch you have tiger fish and tilapia. Modern boats are used but you are advised to bring along your equipment. A guide list will be shared. We also have a cooler box on board for soft drinks and a first aid box for your safety.
Our fishing policy is catch and release.

Day 5: Fishing in the River Nile

Like the day before, spend the day fishing in the River Nile. You may change your fishing location by either going nearer the Murchison Falls or some other spot. Our experienced fishing safari experts will guide you. At day’s end, transfer to your lodge, and if time allows, take an evening game drive.
Our fishing policy is catch and release.

Day 6: Game Drive and Nile Safari Cruise

Today go out for the wildlife drive through Uganda’s largest national park, the Murchison Falls National Park. Having walked with rhino earlier, today look out for the remaining 4 of Africa’s Big 5 – lions, buffalo, leopards, and elephants. Also watch out for a large variety of birds, hippos, Nile crocodiles and the fastest primate – the patas monkey.
In the afternoon, go out for the safari cruise on the River Nile and on to the world’s most powerful waterfalls, the Murchison Falls (also known as Kabalega Falls).

Day 7: Transfer Entebbe

The fishing safari finally comes to an end. We hope you have made some record catches of your own, if not for the record books. After breakfast, transfer back to Entebbe and on back home.

Optional Add Ons
In addition to high quality freshwater fishing, you can add on to your safari the following:
1. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Over 40% of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas are found here. The park also has over 350 bird species.
2. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park. This is the best place in the world to find and spend time with wild chimpanzees. It is little wonder that guests have referred to it as the chimpanzee capital of the world.

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Greetings from Kwezi Outdoors! I would like to personally say THANK YOU for considering this awesome Itinerary for your next trip. A Travel Specialist will contact you within the next 24 hours. During the session you will be able to refine this itinerary to your liking if you so desire.

See you soon!

Vincent M