Sport Fishing in Lake Mburo
Sport Fishing in Lake Mburo: About a 3rd of Uganda is occupied by water this makes the country one of the top sport fishing destinations in Africa. There are many other stunning water bodies in the country apart from lake Mburo for example lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water body in Africa and second in the world.
Sport fishing in Lake Mburo is one of the famous park activities, fishing is conducted around the restricted area Mazinga. Tourists planning to engage in sport fishing should endeavor to obtain permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority or at the park headquarters in Lake Mburo.
Tourists who would like to do sport fishing must carry their own fishing gears and an experienced fishing guide is a must. The guide will help you to avoid the bad areas and also in the fishing process. Lake Mburo has got six species of fish including tilapia.
Tourists fishing in Lake Mburo can take the fish caught in their respective lodges and have the fish cooked for dinner. Some lodges and companies also organize fishing gear for their clients incase they don’t want to carry their own.
Lake Mburo national park has got a total of five lakes and Lake Mburo is the largest of them all though there are more lakes just outside the park area to make it thirteen in total, the lakes flora and fauna is beautiful with wildlife at its shores. Tourists can also conduct launch boat cruises at Lake Mburo, the cruises can last for about 1 and half hours while getting close to the hippopotamus and crocodiles alongside water birds. The cost of the boat cruise is $15 only. The boat rides depart at 8:00am, 10:00 am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and at 5:30pm.
The other exiting safari activity in Lake Mburo is horse riding safari, tourists can engage in horse riding for as many hours as they want, they can also take a horse ride safari late evening and have dinner at the bush with horses besides.
For bird enthuasts, lake Mburo national park is home to over 370 species of birds, the best places for bird watching are in Rubanga forest, Miriti and Warukiri swamps and areas around the salt lick some of the bird species found are yellow breasted apalis, African fin foot, white headed barbet, red faced barbet, bare faced go away bird and many others.
Permits in Lake Mburo for sport fishing cost only $15, tourists are always advised to tip their guides after the trip so remember to carry extra dollars. Tourists visiting Lake Mburo can sleep in Rwakobo rock; eagles nest Mburo, Mburo safari lodge and Rwonyo camp among the rest. Lake Mburo can be reached with in 3 – 4 hours drive from Kampala via Masaka road.