Murchison Falls National Park which takes it name from the mesmerising Murchison Falls around which the park was built, is the largest national park in Uganda. Located on the north-western part of the country, it is extended from the eastern shores of Lake Albert which is one of the African Great Lakes and has Victoria Nile as its source. The Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, Karuma Wildlife Reserve and the area around the Murchison Falls together create the park and is referred as the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) that covers a staggering total area of 3,480 sq km.
Starting from the Entebbe International Airport which is the entry point for international tourists to Uganda, you will be accompanied by your guide for a stay at Kampala which is the capital and largest city in the country. The journey from here to the park is of around 330 km that takes 4-5 hours by road. For avid anglers, there is the facility for fishing on the banks of the Nile below the Murchison Falls as well at the top. It must be noted though that fishing is only permitted at particular places and a permit from the Ugandan Wildlife Authority for fishing safaris must be obtained. It is highly recommended that anglers bring their own equipment to get the best experience.
Two most evident fish species found within these strong currents are Nile perch and tiger fish. The record for the heaviest Nile perch caught in these waters stands at an astonishing 108 kg! This fascinating boat trip also provides an excellent opportunity to witness the five big game animals. This park used to be the only park in Uganda that has all of the five big animals but due to the excessive poaching in the past rhinos’ population was wiped off; however, they are bred again in the adjoining rhino sanctuary built at the southern part of the park. You can get more information regarding the itinerary of Uganda fishing safari from the relevant pages on this website as well as from the official website of Ugandan Wildlife Authority.