Sport Fishing in Murchison Falls Park
Sport Fishing in Murchison Falls Park, Nile Perch in Murchison, Uganda Safaris to Murchison Falls Park, Nile Perch in Murchison. Murchison Falls National Park together with Lake Mburo National Park are the only parks in Uganda where sport fishing can be conducted.
Fishing along the Nile River presents ideal opportunities of catching the gigantic Nile perch along the rocky surfaces and the banks of the Nile fronting the bottom of the Murchison falls.
Sport Fishing in Murchison Falls Park can be conducted throughout the year by Uganda safari undertakers and is ideally done when the water levels are a bit low and clear. This always occurs in Mid – January to Early April.
This can be done in specified places and it requires prior booking with the park management. The most sought after fish species by anglers is the elusive Nile perch and the record catch has been a massive 108 kg. This activity costs 50$ for a single day and 150$ for four days or an annual fishing permit at 300$
Activities in Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison falls offers a variety of activities to guests that visit and these include game drives, white water rafting, chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, boat cruise or launch trips, nature walks, hot air ballooning and community encounters but for any of these activities to be conducted a park entrance fee has to be paid at any of the park offices and this fee is 40$ foreign nonresidents adults while children 20$, 30$foreign residents adults while children 10$, 20000ugx east African citizens adults while children 5000ugx, 5000 local university students and high school students and 3000ugx for local primary pupils.
Attractions in Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park has a myriad of attractions and these include: Murchison falls, over 3000 African elephants, largest concentration of Nile crocodiles, lions that are occasionally sighted, a variety of antelope species, Africa’s tallest mammals the giraffes, primates like chimpanzees and monkeys and a bird species count of over 400
Accessing Murchison falls park.
This park can be accessed using both road and air transport.
With road transport, there are three main routes that are used;
Kampala- Masindi-through Kichumbayobo gate. This route is approximately 305 km or 5 hours’ drive. This passes through the Kaniyo and Padibi forests to paraa. This is the shortest route to the park.
Kamapala- Masindi through Bugungu gate. This route is approximately 400km or 6.5 hours’ drive. This route offers a view of the escarpment of the western arm of the great east African rift valley and also lake albert can be viewed on your to Paraa.
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