Best time for a safari in Uganda; Uganda ranks with the best time to go for your safari which happens between June to August and December to February these are dry season months. The wildlife viewing is at its peak and primate safaris in the tropical forest are a big part of Uganda Safaris. The habitat of rainforest a home to variety of mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys among others and they are very wet and no one can’t avoid rain completely. However, rain fall in the morning and during the day time skies often open up to bright sunshine.
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It starts from June to August and December to February – best time to visit all game park and reserves.
This tend to happen from June to September – it can be peak season for gorilla trekking for that reason, we advise you to book your gorilla permits long in advance.
The low season occurs from March, April, May, October and November – During this period of the year some lodges and camps in safari destination in heavy rainfall area close down; roads and forest trails can be in poor condition.
The best weather months for safari in Uganda’s national parks starts from June to July and January to February during this period of the year the country receives little rainfall.’ Most visited safari destination on Uganda Safaris includes; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest a home to world’s half remaining mountain gorillas in the wild, Queen Elizabeth National Park a popular destination to adventure the rare tree climbing lions while hanging on fig tree branches and Visit Murchison National Park home to diversity of wildlife species and the oldest and largest game park where the world’s powerful waterfall is found ‘’Murchison Falls’’ as well as go adventure the far Kidepo Valley National Park renown as world’s untouched African wilderness and home to diversity of wildlife species and bird species.
Common mammals to see along your Uganda Safaris;
Carnivores – Lion, leopards, African wildcats, cheetahs, hyena among others.
Herbivores -Buffalos, elephants, giraffes, hippos, Rhino, Zebra, Antelope, Uganda kobs many more.
Reptiles – Crocodiles, pythons, snakes, monitors lizards, chameleons many more.
Best spotted bird species includes; African eagle, vultures, turacos, Fox’s weaver. Grey crowned crane, Shelley’s crimson wing, shoebill, standard-winged, rare shoe bill stork, Great Blue Turaco, Marabou stork, Crested crane, African Green Broadbill, Doherty’s Bush shrike, Saddle-billed stork mentioned but few. Fact, Uganda is haven for birders, boosting with more than 1,095 different bird species. Best birding sites in Uganda includes; Mambamba wetland, Nyamuriro swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Semiliki reserves, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kyambura wildlife reserve, Queen Elizabeth National Park a home to over 600 species of birds.
Bird species to see are categorized into residents, endemic and Migratory species which can be seen from November to Aprils.
From March, April and May can be peak of wet season though best time for birding since there can be variety of plenty of food supply.
There are many newborn animals.
The scenery of the savannah reserves is greener during low season.
Some of the roads get very bad and cars often get stuck along the way or game drive. Even forest trails can become slippery and challenging.
June to August and December to February – Dry seasons
During this period of the year is the best time for gorilla trekking because these are the drier months.
It makes wildlife adventure easier.
During these months of the year, the skies can be clear, with less rain and more sunshine.
Gorilla permits need to be booked very far in advance.
Lastly, the best time to go by major park is during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Best to time to go for Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Safari, Uganda Luxury gorilla tours, Uganda honeymoon safaris, Uganda family safaris among others.