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Sport fishing in Lake Mburo national park

Sport fishing in Lake Mburo national park  is one of the most thrilling and exciting activities offered to tourists that visit the park

Sport fishing in Lake Mburo national park

Sport fishing in Lake Mburo national park is one of the most thrilling and exciting activities offered to tourists that visit the park. Lake Mburo national park located in the western part of Uganda is one of the areas that offer sport fishing activities to visitors in the park. Sport fishing in Lake Mburo is basically fishing for lease and the fish is caught on a catch and release basis.

Sport fishing tours in this savannah national park are carried out every day by those tourists who have sport fishing permits. The activity is carried out on Lake Mburo at an area of the lake that has no crocodiles or hippos. Sport fishing is done by tourists who love to catch fish and inside Lake Mburo there are fish species such as tilapia, tiger fish, angara fish, mudfish, and lunch fish among others.

With your sport fishing permit, you will head to the lake and you will be given a boat and a guide. You will be given a life jacket and you will be taken to areas where fish is caught easily. The sport fishing methods that are used in Lake Mburo national park include gill netting and then the use of hooks.

With these equipment, you will be having chances of catching fish types such as tilapia, mudfish, lunch fish, and haplochromis. Tourists coming for sport fishing need to know that not everybody that takes part in the activities catches the fish therefore you need to be so good at the activity and very active.

Fishing safaris are done in the morning and evening hours at an area called Mazinga spot on Lake Mburo national park because it’s free from crocodiles and hippos. The sport fishing activity has got a sport fishing guide who directs you on the different things to do in order to catch fish. Sport fishing is done for 1 to 2 hours and participants are able to catch fish such as tilapia, tiger fish, angara fish, mudfish, and lunch fish among others.

Where is sport fishing carried out in Lake Mburo national park?

There are over 12 small lakes in Lake Mburo national park and these are scattered in different areas. Sport fishing in Lake Mburo national park is carried out in this lake because it’s the largest and fresh water in the park. Sport fishing in Lake Mburo is carried out on an area called Mazinga. Only tourists that have sport fishing permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority are allowed to access the area.

How much is a sport fishing permit in Lake Mburo national park?

Lake Mburo national park sport fishing permits are sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority at a fee of $15 for one day, and $25 for 4 days. Tourists should know that the sport fishing permit never comes with a park entrance fee so this should be paid separately at the park gate if you are visiting the park specifically for fishing.

When to have sport fishing activities in Lake Mburo national park?

Sport fishing safaris on Lake Mburo can be accrued out at any time of the year however certain months are better than the rest. The dry season months of December, January, February, June, July, August, and September are the best time to visit Lake Mburo carry out sport fishing. During the dry season, the water levels are very low and this doesn’t affect the movement of the boat. Anglers can move to most areas of the lake and this gives them a chance to catch a lot of fish.

Sport fishing safaris n Lake Mburo can still be contacted during the rainy season from March to May and October to November. During the rainy season, there is plenty of rainfall and this means that there are chances of the rain stopping you or delaying you from doing the activity in case the rainfall is too much. You will still catch the fish but the activity is not as interesting as it is during the dry season.

How to get to Lake Mburo national park

This savannah park can be accessed by road transport means in a single day. The national park is situated about 240kms from the capital of Kampala and is accessed in 3 to 4 hours. This park is accessed from Kampala by going through Mpigi, Masaka, and Lyantonde where you branch off using Nshara gate or Saga gate.

Accommodation the park

On a sport fishing safaris in the park, you have a lot of accommodation facilities where you can stay. These accommodation facilities are of different prices and where to stay depends on your travel budget. The accommodations to use in Lake Mburo national park include Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge, Mihingo Lodge, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Hyena Hill Lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Arcadia Cottages, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, Kasenyi Lake Retreat Lodge, and Campsite to mention but a few.

Other activities done in Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo does not only have sport fishing activities but also other activities such as game drives where you get to see different mammals, primates, and birds. The national park also has horse riding activities where you explore the park on the back of the horse, bird watching because it’s home to over 350 bird species, and guide nature walks among others.

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