5 Days Birding and Fishing Safari

Overview

This 5-day fishing and birding safari takes you to Murchison Falls Uganda’s biggest National park with about 450 bird species which gives birders a big chance to spot birds like Grey and Yellow Long bill, Olive Green Cameroptera, Tit Hylia, Yellow-Billed, Yellow Spotted, Speckled, and Hairy Breasted Barbet, African pitta, Soty Fly Catcher, Fire Crested Allethe, Nahan’s Francolin, Weyn’s weaver, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike and many more.

Besides wildlife safaris, Uganda is incomparably one of the exceptional spot fishing destinations in Africa. Nile perch weighing in between 20 – 180 kgs are the main catch in both Murchison falls and Lake Victoria.

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Highlights

  • Spot Fishing on Lake Victoria & Murchison Falls
  • Game drives
  • Launch trip in Murchison falls
  • Mabamba shoebill excursion

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport meet and greet with Ganyana safari driver /guide and transfer to your overnight accommodation. You will get briefed on how you can get the best experience from your fishing safari.

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: No 5 hotel
  • Midrange: Boma guesthouse
  • Budget: Mission guesthouse

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 2

Spot Fishing on Lake Victoria & Mabamba shoebill Excursion

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Victoria for half day fishing activity from a fully equipped boat as well as other fishing equipment’s, you will spend four hours on the Lake enjoying spot fishing on the Lake. In the afternoon we head to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill Stork and other water birds like the African and Lesser Jacana, Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Yellow Billed Duck, Purple and common Squacco Heron, Northern Brown Throated Weaver, Malachite Kingfisher, after which we head to back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: No 5 hotel
  • Midrange: Boma guesthouse
  • Budget: Mission guesthouse

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3

Transfer to Murchison falls – Birding and hike top of the falls

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Murchison falls through the famous Luwero triangle, Budongo forest on the western arm of the Rift valley, with lots of bird species and great sceneries reaching the park in the afternoon. Head to top of the falls where the Nile perfects its beauty before transferring to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Chobe safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Days 4

Boat trip, Game drives & Fishing in Murchison Falls NP

After breakfast, go for a brief game viewing session before going for fishing is from the rocks around several pools below the Falls. In the afternoon, you may go for a launch cruise on the Nile River. This cruise will take you to the bottom of the thundering falls. It involves having a scenic view of schools of hippos, huge crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds such as the rare shoebill, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, skimmers, fish eagle, kingfishers and herons.

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Chobe safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • BudgetHornbill Bush Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5

Murchison Falls-Entebbe

After breakfast take on a leisurely drive to Kampala arriving at your preferred accommodation late afternoon.

End of Safari

Rates per person in a Luxury Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
4+
People
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $4,026 $2,397 $2,164 Get a quote

Rates per person in a Midrange Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
4+
People
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $2,651 $1,599 $1,442 Get a quote

Rates per person in a Budget Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
4+
People
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $1,938 $1,209 $1,044 Get a quote

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Includes

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Launch trip
  • Mabamba Excursion
  • Game drives
  • Hike top of falls
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • Fishing permits
  • Fuel and car hire
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • All government taxes

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry services
  • All items of personal nature

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