The best time to travel in Murchison falls for fishing.

Fishing in Murchison falls national park is carried out throughout the year

Sport Fishing Trips River Nile In Murchison Falls Uganda

Are you interested in sport fishing trips on the Nile river in Murchison falls? Nile River is among the longest rivers in the world and it is competing with the Amazon River of South America. The River divides the largest national park and it is called Murchison falls which is found in the North-Western parts of Uganda. Nile River of Murchison falls National Park is known as the best home for the largest freshwater fish species and that is Nile perch.

What is the most common fishing method on the Nile River?

There are different fishing methods used to catch fish on the Nile River in Murchison falls is either by casting lures or by using spinning and catching fish on live bait.  The most common fish species caught on the Nile River are catfish, Nile perch, tiger fish and many more.   

Is it necessary to bring my equipment?

Anglers are recommended to carry their equipment which is fit for fishing on the Nile or if not you can use our equipment but there may be charges for damaged or lost equipment so to avoid such expenses, it is better and you carry your fishing equipment.

Are fishing guides available on the Nile River in Murchison falls?

We always recommend you book your safaris with us. Africa Adventure Vacations has well-trained fishing guides which are available to accompany you where to catch the largest fish species that is Nile perch and other species. Our guides can also guide you to other Uganda safari such as the search for the tree-climbing lions, safari to see the Chimpanzees and many more so you do not need to worry about the fishing guides on the Nile River in Murchison falls national park.

The best time to travel in Murchison falls for fishing.

Fishing in Murchison falls national park is carried out throughout the year but it is best during the dry months of June-September and December-February when is the water levels are low which make fishing easier than in the rainy season when is the water levels are high and this makes to cut off some sporting fish points on the River.

How to get to the Nile River in Murchison falls national park for sport fishing trips

Murchison falls national park is not too far away from the Capital city of Uganda which is known as Kampala. It takes like 6 hours’ drive by road. You can also charter the flying flights from Entebbe International airport which is organized by Aerolink Uganda. 

The distance from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park is approximately 305km which is about 5 hours’ drive through the Northern gates of Chobe gate, Wankar gate and Tangi gate and the Southern gates of Kichumbanyobo gate and Bugungu gate

Southern Entrance Gates
Kichumbanyobo Gate- Visitors can access paraa using this gate if driving from masindi town. The distance from Masindi town to this gate is about 85Km, crossing through the Kaniyo Pabidi forest to Paara

Bugungu Gate – Accessing this gate from Masindi is about 135Km, passing through the Budongo forest which is home to a number chimpanzees and many other primates. This is a very interesting route and takes you to the rift valley escarpment with impressive views of the Albert mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Northern Entrance Gates
If you wish to access the park from the north, you may use Chobe, Wankwar, Mubako and Tangi gates in the north of the Nile. These are reached using Kampala-Pakwach highway. The journey is approximately 260km from Kampala. These gates are also convenient for guests travelling to/from Gulu town and Kidepo Valley National Park.    

Where to stay in Murchison falls national park?

There are many several options where to stay in Murchison falls during your fishing safari which is ranging from budgets, mid-range and luxury. According to this safari, the Murchison River lodge which is for a mid-range and the Paraa safari lodge for luxury is the best lodges to use due to their locations and services offered for fishing safari.

What are other activities are taking place in Murchison falls apart from fishing?

Apart from fishing, the Nile River in the Murchison falls is also a home of wildlife animals which can be seen on the river banks such as hippos, elephants and many more and other activities in Murchison falls are hiking to the top of the falls, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo, game drives, cultural and community tours, hot air balloon, bird watching and many more.

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