Uganda Safari Best Season / Best Time to Visit Uganda ‘’Month by Month’’ Well, the best time to visit Uganda is between June to August and December to February, they are dry seasons and wildlife viewing is at its peak. Primate walks in the forest   are one of the major parts of any safari in Uganda. Uganda’s part of habitat are rainforests which causes slippery of the trails and you can’t avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine;

Visiting time to Uganda safaris varies;

Best Time;

June to August and December to February – to all Uganda National Parks

This is the best time to do gorilla trekking because    these are the drier months remarkable for wildlife viewing and hiking forest trails in search of Mountain gorillas.

During this period of the year, there is less vegetation and animals gather around water sources, making wildlife easier to spot.

The skies are clear due to less rain and more sunshine

Gorilla permits are needed to be booked very far in advance

During the high season of between June to September -parks receive few visitors.

High Season;

June to September – parks ever crowded and best way avoid disappointment during this period of the year to book your gorilla permits long in advance.

Low Season – March, April, May, October, November during this time of the year, some lodges and camps are closed down due to high rainfall received.

During this period of the year the scenery of the savannah reserve is greener – it’s low season, that results in lower rates.

Many newborn animals received

Some of the roads can be in poor condition and cars often get stuck; forest trails can become slippery and challenging.

You won’t be able to change your expensive gorilla permits, since it’s your seasonal choice to do gorilla trekking. Even though it pours out rain so heavily.

During this wet season, some of the roads get very bad and cars often get stuck along the way before even accessing the final visiting destination.

Although wildlife is more rewarding in dry season in the savannah reserve – but still in low season you will still see plenty.

Best Weather – June to July and January to February during this time of the year, receives little rainfall.

Worst weather – March, April and May, it can be peak of wet season

Best visited parks on Uganda Safaris includes;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern region of Uganda, which takes 8 to 9 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe. You can fly from Entebbe by Aero link flight to Bwindi’s Kihihi’s airstrip a near the park. Flying takes 1:15hours and road transfer from Kihihi to the park covers 1:30 hours drive.  The park is home to half remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the world which are splintered into four gorilla sectors; Buhoma, Kihihi, Ruhija and Nkuringo.

Things to do; Gorilla trekking, Gorilla habituation, Bird watching, Mountain biking, Forest walks, Lake Mutanda visit, Buhoma Community walks among others.

Cost of Gorilla trekking permit goes at USD700 per person and Gorilla habituation goes at USD1500 per person per day.

Uganda Safari Best Season
Bwindi Gorillas

Kibale National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is famously known as a capital of primates in entire East Africa with over 13 species the major spotted species are chimpanzees and other includes Black and white colobus, Red tailed monkey, Galago, Mantled guereza, Olive baboon, blue monkeys among others. Furthermore, Kibale forest is home to more than 1500 individuals of chimps and other small primates as well as various notable bird species. The park is located in western Uganda region, approximately 5 to 6 hours drive to access Kibale Forest National Park.

Things to do; Chimpanzee trekking, Chimpanzee habituation, Natural walks and hiking, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Birding, Crater Lakes Tours, Visit to the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru.

Cost of Chimpanzee trekking permits goes at USD200 and Chimpanzee habituation at USD250 Per person per day.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is known as the oldest and largest Uganda National Park, that lies in northwestern Uganda regions and estimates 4 to 5 driving hours. The park is home to over 76 mammals ,556 bird species ,51 reptiles as well as chimpanzees in Budongo forest among others. Animals to see includes; Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards and water species like hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

Things to do; Game drive, Boat cruise, Bird watching, Visiting the top of the falls ‘’Murchison falls’’, Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, Fishing, Cultural encounter to nearby communities.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest Uganda game park, with diversity of wildlife species with 95 mammals and 600 bird species among others. The park is located in southwestern Uganda region and it takes about 5 to 6 hours drive. Queen ranks the top visited safari destination in Uganda Wildlife Safaris because harbors with the unique tree climbing lions which exists in few destinations worldwide and Queen Elizabeth National Park is among the those few destinations -they can be spotted in Ishasha sector part of the park.

Activities to do; Game drive, Kazinga Boat Cruise, Chimpanzee tracking, Birding, Lion tracking, Cultural Encounter, Hiking and nature walks among others.

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