Best Time to Travel Uganda

Best Time to Travel Uganda2019-01-18T11:29:14+00:00

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Uganda is all year round tourist destination with temperatures barely changing throughout the seasons. The country is located along the equator; hence the rainfall ranges between 1,000 and 2,000 millimeters annually. For those interested on mainly on Gorilla and Chimps Trekking as well as safari adventures, we recommend travel during two dry seasons between December and February and between June and August. Average temperatures in Uganda are around 21°C/71°F and might drop to 12°C/ 54°F at night.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR:

December to February

  • Weather: Less rain might be experienced though we do expect more of sunshine. There is less vegetation to obstruct your view and trekking of Gorillas.
  • Animals: Good timing for Gorilla trekking. Wildlife also gathers in and around rivers and swamps, Migratory birds are also present.
  • Quotation: Safari price High, its high season.
  • Population: Though its high season, the parks don’t get crowded.
  • Recommended: Good time for Gorilla Trekking and safari. Book Gorilla Permits early in advance to avoid disappointment.

March to May

  • Weather: This is the Peak of the wet season. Expect the heaviest rainfall in Uganda
  • Animals:  Babies have been born for those who are doing safari adventure. Everything is turning green again hence great time for photography including ornithological adventures.
  • Quotation: Safari price lowest, Affordable (Low or Green season)
  • Population: Fewer people travel hence you will often have facilities largely to yourself.
  • Recommended: Good time for safari though be careful if it rains no refund for Gorilla permits.

June to August

  • Weather: These are the dry months hence less vegetation on the paths while trekking for the Gorillas. Sometimes it might rain though we do expect more of sunshine.
  • Animals: The perfect timing for Gorilla trekking as these are the dry months. Wildlife also gathers in and around rivers and swamps.
  • Quotation: Safari price Highest, It’s the peak season.
  • Population: Though its peak season, parks don’t get crowded.
  • Recommended: Good time for Gorilla Trekking and safari. Book Gorilla Permits early in advance to avoid disappointment.

September to November

  • Weather: It’s towards the rainy season so you might expect any weather.
  • Animals: Animal concentration within the rivers and swamps is fair though some have moved.
  • Quotation: Safari price average.
  • Population: The parks are less crowded hence private and exclusive tours.
  • Recommended: Good time for safari but slightly harder for Trekking.

Kindly contact us for guidance on the best time to travel based on your needs and expectations.

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