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Wilderness African Tours

Our specialty is Gorilla trekking, Bird watching, white water rafting on the exotic waters of the Nile, Mountain cycling and mountain climbing, (Mt. Rwenzori, Mt. Elgon, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya ) and wildlife safaris. We also offer unforgettable tours to the numerous National Parks in the entire East African region in customized, group or individual itineraries.

We are registered and based in Uganda with vast experience to arrange Holiday Packages to Uganda,Rwanda,Kenya,and Tanzania.From the Kilimanjaro to the lowland Serengeti and Virungas the region is very diverse in nature and only expert like us will give you the best package withing your budget.

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Uganda Fishing



We use local guides who are the most experienced and best boats and equipment available in the country. Prices are based upon local Ugandan guides being used for the trips.  They are knowledgeable as well as being able to communicate well in English. It is recommended that additional guides be utilised with any large groups and specialist fishing clients.

Fishing Season

All year round avoiding full moon and the April/May rainy season

Fish Caught

Nile Perch approximately 10-80kg in weight.

Methods Used

Trolling with lures is the main method of fishing used. Also live bait can be used but early request for live bait is needed. We encourage catch and release policy even here in Lake Victoria.

Boats Used

An 18 foot sea going ski boat with single foam filled hull, powered by twin Yamaha 85HP outboard engines. The boat has a maximum seating capacity of 6 passengers plus skipper and a maximum of 4 people fishing at any one time (to avoid line tangling).  A fibre glass 24 foot long “canoe” powered by a 40 hp Yamaha outboard engine is also available for smaller groups of 2-3 fishermen and usually best for day trips (not overnight).

Equipment & Facilities on board

Fishing boats are equipped with an overhead sun canopy, rain suits (there can be a certain amount of spray when the lake is rough), mobile phone, life jackets, basic first aid box and fire extinguisher on board for your safety. We also have a cooler box on board for cold drink storage. You are advised to stock your own drinks and snacks.

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.  Lures are between 20-25USD each if lost.

Meeting Point

For our day trips we meet in Entebbe outside UWEC (Zoo), Lugard Avenue, where safe parking is available and it is a short walk to the pier from where we depart/return.  Transport is arranged to and from the jetty from local Entebbe and Kampala hotels upon request and for overnight trip groups.

Day Trips - timings

Normally depart around 9.00 am or 1.00pm and return around 12.30pm or 5.00pm with a full day being approximately 8 hours on the water and a half day around 4 hours.  Fishing is done around local islands about a 45 minute boat trip from Entebbe.  The areas fished will depend upon the weather and how the fish are biting.  At certain times of the year the lake can be very rough with large swells and so then we tend to utilise the sheltered bays for fishing.  A picnic lunch is provided with a cool box of beers, mineral water and sodas as well as tea and coffee.  Anglers are free to bring along additional drinks required.

What to bring on board

We suggest you bring as much sun protection as possible - hats, sunglasses, creams as it can be quite hot out on the lake (average day time temperatures are in the mid to late 20 degrees C). Strops or sandals are a good idea as you may well get wet feet - especially getting on and off the boat!  Insect repellent is a good idea.  A camera if you’d like to capture “the big fish” on film and a pair of binoculars if you are keen on birdlife.  . Light daywear such as T shirts and shorts are normally fine but we recommend a rain jacket in case of bad weather and a sweater or light jacket for cooler weather and the evenings.

Rates will include:

Use of fishing speedboat, fuel, lunch, reasonable quantity of hot and cold drinks, services of local fishing guide  and fishing equipment for trolling for up to 4 persons on board.

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