Bashem Safaris Tours and Travel


Fish on the NILE and Lake Victoria

With this trip we will combine fishing through the waters of Lake Victoria (Ssese Islands) and the mighty River Nile (Murchison Falls National Park). Fishing in Lake Victoria offers an ultimate chance to get your hands onto the world’s largest fresh water fish the-Nile Perch. Over time, we have come to know the best spots, methods and have excellent skippers at hand to guide you. 

During the safari we will ensure you get all types of anglers be it novice or experienced, we are the people to turn to. About 350 species of fish are so far recognized to exist in the water bodies of Uganda-Tilapia, large Nile Perch, “Vundu” cat fish, “Semutundu” Cat fish Rastrinabola, lung fish and Protopterusplus many more.

DAY 1: Arrival Entebbe-Ssese Islands

Approximately 3 hours on the ferry

The day starts with either being picked up at the airport or picking up from Kampala city center. We will drive a short distance to the Nakiwogo Landing site and aboard the ferry that departs at 1400pm.

We suggest you bring as much sun protection as possible – hats, sunglasses, creams as it can be quite hot out on the lake-A camera, a pair of binoculars, sandals, T-Shorts, a rain jacket just in case of weather change

As the ferry strides on, it is always better to stand in the open area as you watch the ferry crash through the waves of Lake Victoria. The journey on the ferry will take us approximately 3 hours on the water and the sun will set in your back yard while the ferry continues on.

Arrival on the Island will be at 1700hrs and depending on the accommodation, we will hope off and either walk or drive there. The night will be spent exploring the beaches, dancing and a story telling moment by the water side, around a fire!

Overnight- Brovad Sands Hotel
Meal Plan- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 2 – Fishing Expedition around the islands

Early rise to a sunrise beyond the waters of Lake Victoria, breakfast will find you at the Lodge veranda or in bed depending on what you desire. Awesome views of the of the white sand beach like those found by the coastline await you.

The day will be spent on a fishing expedition, other than the Nile perch, additional local fish species caught here include tilapia and lung fish.

All equipment and lures for trolling for perch for up to 4 lines per boat are supplied, but anglers are free to bring their own.  Anything damaged or lost will need to be paid for before disembarkation.

Day 3 – Sesse Islands to Murchison Falls National Park

Approximately 3 hours on the ferry/ 393kms 4-5hrs drive

We will have an early breakfast and thereafter head on to the ferry at 0730, the ferry departs at 0800. Just like on the first day of your trip, journey on the ferry will take us approximately 3 hours on the water and the sun will rise in your back yard while the ferry continues on.Arrival will be at about 11am, and head on to Murchison falls National park for our next fishing expedition. The journey will take us down towards Uganda’s largest National Park.

Overnight- Baker's Lodge
Meal Plan- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 4: Fishing Expedition In Murchison Falls

We start the day by transfer to the bottom of the falls with a boat and here, our aim will be the Nile perch in this area, amidst the wallowing waters. Other species (Awaka fish and Ungara)easily caught using the fly method will be in plenty. 

The boats will be equipped with a sun canopy, rain suits, life jackets, basic first aid box and a fire extinguisher for safety. This boat will provide you with a rare opportunity of viewing game along the river which is so stunning, with some of the largest crocodiles left in Africa, hippos, elephants and birds, including the rare shoebill stork, basking on the banks of the Nile.

Overnight- Baker's Lodge
Meal Plan- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 5: Fishing Expedition

Yet another day fishing, did we miss anything the previous day? We will catch fish in the big pools below the falls with lures, live bait and flies for the large Nile perch. Just like yesterday, there will be plenty of other species to catch for Sport. Lunch will be by the waters of Lake Victoria including a taste of the famous Nile special for our daring guests.It’s only in Uganda that you will have an opportunity to enjoy the outstanding sports fishing within the stunning unpolluted waters surrounded by very pristine natural environments ass you relax and with no distraction but your fishing activity.

Overnight- Baker's Lodge
Meal Plan- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 6: Murchison Falls NP Drive to Kampala

We will have breakfast in the National park and later on embark on our journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. We will return to Kampala arriving later in the evening in time for our outbound flight.

Meal Plan- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
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What is included in your safari

  • Expert English speaking Driver guide.
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled drinking mineral water
  • 4WD Safari Mini-Van vehicle and all transportation on ground
  • All entry fees into the National Park
  • Gasoline in the Vehicle
  • Lunches en-route- to and from the Island

What is not included in your safari

  • International flights (both inbound and outbound)
  • Entry/Tourist Visa for Uganda
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned here-in
  • Optional activities not mentioned here-in
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips for the Guides.