When is the best time to visit Uganda?
Are you traveling to Uganda and feeling overwhelmed? It seems like a daunting experience but knowing what to expect and how to prepare for your trip can take the edge off the nerves.
The best time to visit Uganda depends on your interests and preferences, as well as the activities you plan to undertake during your trip. Below is a guide on the best time to visit Uganda- the Pearl of Africa.
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Below is a guide to travel to Uganda.
What is the best time to travel to Uganda?
June to August and December to February – Dry Season
The best periods for visiting Uganda are during the dry seasons, specifically from June to August and December to February. These months offer ideal conditions for wildlife viewing, as the sparse vegetation allows for easier spotting of animals near water sources in areas like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo, and Kidepo Valley National Park.
Additionally, if you plan on engaging in primate walks in Kibale National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, these months provide less challenging and slippery trails during the hiking.
For those seeking the most favorable weather, January to February and June to July are recommended, offering a pleasant climate for your visit. Keep in mind that these months are considered high/peak seasons, so it’s advisable to book your primate walk permits and accommodations in advance.
While tropical areas like Kibale, Bwindi, and Mgahinga National Parks may experience occasional downpours, the skies usually clear up afterward.
March-May & September-November Wet Season
This is a low season and the best time for Travel Photographers! The rains have set in and the vegetation cover is greener than ever. The wildlife looks amazing against lush green backdrops and clear skies making it favorable for wildlife and scenic photography. You are likely to spot newly born wildlife as well. At times road navigation is a challenge and some activities like nature walks can be delayed as the trails can become slippery. The heaviest rainfall patterns are in March, April, and May while shorter patterns are in September, October, and November. Bird watching is best in the rainy months between March–May, and October-November due to various migratory patterns.
Travel Tip: Get steady hiking boots and rain jackets or coats which will come in handy. At times accommodations do offer low season rates leading to attractive tour price quotations.
No matter the weather as it’s unpredictable at times, Uganda can be visited all year round. So get that flight ticket booked, tag your friends along, and get packing. Destination Uganda awaits to take you on a journey of a lifetime.
During your trip, you’ll also benefit from an expert tour guide. They will share their extensive knowledge of the area, guiding you through the must-see sights and hidden gems to deliver a truly authentic experience. They are on hand throughout your trip to answer any questions you may have.
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