Experience the Thrill of Fishing Excursions with Adinga Tours and Travel Discover the Adventure of Fishing at Murchison Falls National Park

Fishing Excursions

Experience the Thrill of Fishing Excursions with Adinga Tours and Travel

Discover the Adventure of Fishing at Murchison Falls National Park

The Murchison Nile is renowned for its world-class fishing opportunities, boasting iconic species like the legendary Nile Perch and abundant Catfish. In fact, a record-breaking 108 Kg Nile Perch was reeled in near the foot of the falls back in 2002. To embark on your fishing adventure, fishing permits can be easily obtained from the UWA park office in South Paraa.

What We Offer

Limited fishing gear and binoculars are available for rent at the lodge, ensuring you have everything you need for a memorable fishing experience.

Fishing Safaris at Murchison Falls National Park

Fishing at Murchison Falls isn’t just a hobby; it’s an exhilarating sport that takes you along the majestic Nile. Cast your lures to catch larger species like the Nile Perch or opt for live bait to reel in smaller treasures like the Tiger Fish. As you navigate the waters, be prepared for encounters with the park’s diverse wildlife, including the majestic hippos and Nile crocodiles.

Where to Go Fishing in Murchison Falls

There are two prime fishing sites in Murchison Falls: one near Paraa, located below the falls, and another below the Karuma falls at Chobe Safari Lodge. Currently, sport fishing is primarily conducted at the base of the falls, either from boats downstream or from the rocky riverbanks.

Getting There

Murchison Falls National Park is approximately a 6-hour drive from Kampala. Due to the park’s terrain, it’s recommended to travel in a spacious 4×4 vehicle, ensuring both comfort and space for your fishing equipment. Alternatively, you can opt for a chartered flight from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip to shorten your travel time.

Best Time for Fishing

Fishing in Murchison Falls is a year-round activity, with prime catches available early in the morning and late in the day. For optimal results, consider visiting during the dry season from Mid-January to Early-April when water levels are lower, providing clearer waters and increased fish activity.

Fishing Methods, Equipment, and Fish Types

During your fishing expedition, you’ll employ various techniques such as casting lures, spinning, and using live bait. Nile Perch, Catfish, Tiger Fish, and other species await your skilled angling. Ensure you’re equipped with the right gear, including rods ranging from 8 to 11 feet with a multiplier reel for larger species and a 7’ spinning rod for smaller catches.

Other Wildlife to See

While fishing, immerse yourself in the park’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife, including elephants, waterbucks, and an array of bird species.

What to Wear

Protect yourself from the sun’s rays with adequate sun protection gear, including long socks, sleeves, trousers, and insect repellents to ward off bugs and tsetse flies. For a successful fishing excursion, rely on experienced and skilled fishing guides to navigate the waters.

Plan Your Fishing Safari

Embark on a 3-day fishing safari with Adinga Tours and Travel to Murchison Falls National Park. Witness the park’s natural wonders, including the magnificent Murchison Falls, while indulging in thrilling fishing expeditions. Explore the detailed itinerary below:

Day 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

  • Depart from Kampala and enjoy a scenic 6-hour drive to Murchison Falls.
  • Stop for lunch in Masindi before heading to the park.
  • Spend the afternoon fishing at the base of the falls, followed by dinner and overnight at your chosen accommodation.

Day 2: Fishing in Murchison Falls National Park

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on a full day of fishing along the Nile River.
  • Capture the thrill of reeling in Nile Perch, Catfish, and more.
  • Opt for a half-day fishing excursion and hike to the top of the falls for a memorable experience.
  • Marvel at the park’s wildlife, including hippos, elephants, and crocodiles.
  • Retire to your accommodation for another night in the heart of the wilderness.

Day 3: Game Drive and Return to Kampala

  • After breakfast, embark on a game drive through the park, spotting lions, buffaloes, antelopes, and more.
  • Enjoy lunch en route as you journey back to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon.
  • If your flight departs on the same day, transfer to Entebbe Airport for your departure.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Inclusions: Park entry, boat cruise, ranger guide, sport fishing permit, transport, accommodation, and all en-route meals.
  • Exclusions: Visa, international flight, personal expenses like tips, souvenirs, and any optional activities.

Book Your Fishing Adventure Today!

For international hotel reservations and tour bookings to Murchison Falls National Park, contact Adinga Tours and Travel at bookings@majesticnilehotel.com or call us at +256 774 362 202 or +256 701 364443.


Visit us at Majestic Nile Hotel, Amor Ferry Village, Pakwach Town, West Nile Region, Republic of Uganda, and embark on an unforgettable fishing expedition with Adinga Tours and Travel.

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Adinga Tours and Travel is conveniently located at Majestic Nile Hotel, Amor Ferry Village, Pakwach Town, West Nile Region, Republic of Uganda.

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