What is the Best Time to Visit Uganda?

What is the best time to visit Uganda? Uganda has a tropical climate and best visited during its two dry seasons of December and February and between June and August, when the conditions are particularly favorable for Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking experience.

During the dry seasons, also game spotting in national parks is good at this time as well as between February and March.

While on safari to Uganda destination, diversity of games, can be seen at waterholes mainly from the month of September throughout to early October.

Uganda has temperature that barely changes throughout the seasons, experiencing around 24 to 30 degree Celsius, so you can visit Uganda annually. The country is also a great location for birders which can be done at any time of the year.

Visiting Uganda in January – February

When we consider a dry season, which is one of the best times to visit Uganda. Although rainfall can be expected here in any month. Wildlife viewing is particularly good at this time of year as there is less vegetation for your rewardable view and a variety of wildlife can be seen looking for waterholes.

If you want to make a choice for your safari, we Achieve Global Safaris will advise our clients on location of safari.

Best time of the year to visit Uganda’s national park and attractions

Best Time

Uganda’s national parks are best visited starting from the month of June to August and December to February.

High /Peak Seasons

Visiting Uganda in high season /peak in month of June to September with in this period it experiences rarely crowded but your recommended to book your gorilla permits in advance or any Uganda safari tour packages.

What is the Best Time to Visit Uganda?
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Low season

Travelers can still visit Uganda’s national parks in low season in the months of March, April, May, October, November, because during low seasons lodges and camp can be on cheap rate due to high rainfall areas close down, which causes roads become impassable and forest trails difficult to hike.

Best weather

Uganda experiences the best weather in the months of June –July and January –February and during this period there is little rainfall. Thus allowing you enjoy the activity without disruption. Uganda’s activities like Bwindi forest Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, birding as well as nature walk among others.

Visiting Uganda on safari during this period of the year, vegetation can be less and animals gather around water source thus making wildlife easier to spot.

During the high season of June to September the parks don’t feel overcrowded

Those to experience a gorilla trekking, you need to book the permits very far in advance.

Worst weather

This usually occurs in the months of March, April and May ‘’peak of wet season’’, this month are terrible to encounter Uganda’s safari destinations.

Visiting Uganda in wet season, you will be amazed with the scenery of the savannah reserves is greener thus resulting in lower rates.

Travelers visiting primates in wet seasons, you won’t be able to change your expensive gorilla permits if it falls heavily, because departure go as scheduled.

Although wildlife in the savannah reserves is easier to spot in the Dry season, still in wet season will have chances to see variety of them.

During wet seasons, there can be a number of newborn animals.

Lastly, all national parks, reserves as well as the economy itself are best visited during the dry season from June to August and December to February. This is because Uganda sits  on the equator with an average altitude of around 1,000 meter which  tempers the heat ,meaning this is really a year round destination .Although March –May and October to November experiences heavy rainfall ,which causes gorilla trekking hikes to be slippery and slower .However ,accommodation and gorilla permits can be much cheaper on discount compared to dry seasons .As we earlier said  the best time to visit Uganda is in the months of June to September  which is a peak season but Uganda remains happily heed to mass tourism and there is no need of worry about crowds. For more details or help you can please contact with us Achieve Global Safaris we care for our client with best affordable tour packages in the most suitable time of the year.

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