Sport Fishing on Lake Victoria is one of the best activities to do on this Lake during your stay in Entebbe. Lake Victoria offers the opportunity for hooking one of the world’s largest freshwater fish the Nile Perch, anyone with some free time and interest can enjoy this day out. Eco Adventure Safaris has been offering half and full-day excursions for “catch and release” of Nile Perch for over 10 years and our experience ensures we know the best spots, and methods and also have experienced and knowledgeable skippers who have a good command of the English language.
Sport fishing on Lake Victoria can be done all year round avoiding full moon and the April/May rainy season. Nile Perch is the main fish caught and this weighs between approximately 5-25 kg in weight are the more usually hooked perch, although they are occasions of heavier fish being found.
Sport fishing on Lake Victoria Day Trips and timings
Trips 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 inlets and islands approximately a 30–45-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
Other Things to do in Entebbe?
Boat cruises on Lake Victoria
A boat cruise on Lake Victoria in Entebbe is a must-do activity while your stay in Entebbe town, Why not treat yourself to a Lake Victoria sunset cruise, cheese and wine cruise? With Lake Victoria as one of the largest lakes in the world and beautiful to relax on. There are afternoon cruises by boat out towards the equator line or local islands to view the sun over the horizon. Watch the fishermen cast their nets and enjoy the snacks and drinks provided on board. You can enjoy this as your wait to take your international flight out to end your trip in Uganda. Contact us in advance to book you an awesome boat experience in Entebbe.
Visiting the Entebbe Botanical gardens
The nature walk is one of the interesting things to do in Entebbe city on your holiday. The Entebbe Botanical Gardens established in 1898 are situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria virtually on the equator. They are referred to as the National Botanical gardens, it’s one of the many botanical gardens in the country. The gardens have a diverse of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants regenerated naturally over the years. It is also a home to different species of monkeys, birds, reptiles. It is a safe and has attracted different visitors for birding, picnics and other activities. Take a day trip to the botanical gardens on one of the days in your holiday.
Day Trip to Uganda wildlife Education Center (Zoo)
This center is commonly known as Entebbe Zoo which was opened in 1952, by the Colonial Government in Uganda, as a reception Centre for wild animals that were found as casualties (sick, injured, orphaned, confiscated from illegal trade and other educational reasons. The zoo is found on the showers of Lake Victoria with forested cages of wild animals for tourism and education. The zoo attracts both domestic and foreign tourists to have 100% chance of seeing the animals, some of the animals are Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Leopards, birds like shoe bill and many others. The Uganda Entebbe Zoo is one of the places you can visit in Entebbe city on your holiday.
Chimpanzee experience at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ngamba Island is currently home to 49 orphaned and confiscated chimps, rescued from the illegal pet and bush meat trade. Despite their initial trauma, chimps living at Ngamba have a safe and semi-natural environment in which to recover and eventually thrive over their long lives of up to 60 years. This island has 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. Their diet is supplemented multiple times per day much to the delight of visiting tourists who are able to observe the feeding from a viewing platform. The chimps also have the freedom to stay in the forest at night or return to nighttime enclosures where they can build nests and receive an evening meal. Spend your time with you loved one on the Island visiting the chimps.
Mabamba shoe bill Day Excursion in Entebbe
Most swamps around Lake Victoria in Entebbe harbor lots of birds and shoe bill can be spotted in some, Mabamba swamp is one of the biggest swamps on Lake Victoria and can easily be accessed from Entebbe using a motorized boat or a canoe ride that takes you around the swamp. Shoebill stork can be spotted here as well as other birds, you can either go on in the morning or evening or even do both to have a good shoot about the Shoebill. You can as well take a shoe bill trip at the Entebbe Zoo (Uganda wildlife Education center)
Relaxation on Entebbe Beaches
Visiting the beaches is a highlight of every one’s honeymoon in the city, the beaches lineup straight from Entebbe international Airport as you drive on the shores of the Lake, some of the beaches are Protea Hotel Beach, white sand beach, Lido Beach, Aero beach, Imperial Beach and many others. These beaches cool breezes from the Lake, views and Sand for games. You will relax and enjoy the cool breezes from Lake Victoria, amazing food and good music.
Day excursion to the Equator crossing point on Lake Victoria
Lwaji Island on Lake Victoria in Entebbe is crossed by the Equator Line, it has plenty of bird life, and vegetation and the island is uninhabited, the Equator Island has a wide view of the lake, the Entebbe Airport runway and the other surrounding islands. The atmosphere and breeze around us was pleasantly refreshing as tourists always take sunset cruises to the to the equator line on Lake Victoria. Most of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania is south of the equator. But the equator runs through the northern part of the lake and therefore a small part of the lake (near Entebbe, Uganda) is in the northern hemisphere. You will take a boat ride from Entebbe to have an adventurous budget experience. You can as well spend your time visiting local markets, churches as well as clubs for night life experience in Entebbe city.
Where to stay in Entebbe during Sport Fishing on Lake Victoria
Entebbe is one of the Major cities in Uganda with a variety hotels where to stay, you have a number of choices for you to select where to stay, there are number of options ranging from budget to Luxury lodges, all with a service worth your money paid and offer honeymoon Packages. You can stay at in hotels such as the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, 2 Friends Hotel Beach Hotel, Imperial Beach Hotels, Protea Hotels Entebbe, K Hotel Entebbe, Imperial Golf View Hotel and many more. Depending on your budget, you will get comfortable and safe Hotels to stay in as you enjoy your stay here in Entebbe.
Why book your day trip in Entebbe with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers great day trip deals in Entebbe as well gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about booking Sport Fishing on Lake Victoria.