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What Are The Best Months to Visit Uganda?

Uganda Month By Month The equator runs through Uganda, hence the country experiences constant temperatures all year round. The only factor separating the seasons is rainfall. The long rainy season lasts from March to May, and the short rainy season lasts from October to November. The country is accessible all year round.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Uganda?

Uganda in January.

 The driest month of the year is January, when the skies are clear and the roads are clear. Photography promises to capture the best of what Uganda has to offer, making this one of the greatest months to travel for trekking and other outdoor activities. Since Uganda is located on the equator, there is always a chance of unexpected downpours, but they will be the exception rather than the rule.

See our detailed travel information for Uganda in January.

Uganda in  February.

February still has the dry season. The weather is ideal for hiking, game drives, and tracking wildlifeThroughout the dry season, boat safaris are fantastic since wildlife is attracted to waterholes because downpours are less common.

Although Uganda is a fantastic place to go birding all year round, clear weather allows for greater sightings, and December through February sees a large influx of migratory species. The protracted rainy season in Uganda starts in March and lasts until May. Downpours can be intense and persistent, even though they typically occur in the late afternoon or at night.

Uganda in  March.

 In Uganda, the lengthy rainy season begins in March and lasts until May. Even though they frequently happen in the late afternoon or at night, downpours can be strong and continuous. 

Even if the weather is cloudy and the hikes are slick, it is still absolutely possible to take advantage of everything Uganda has to offer during this time of year, including tracking gorillas and chimpanzees. However, the roads become difficult and the treks are more difficult. You should include waterproof gear and sturdy trekking footwearIn the rainy season, gorillas frequently move to lower, warmer ground, which can facilitate sightings.

Visit our complete travel guide to Uganda in March.

Uganda  in May

The final month of the long rainy season. Conditions begin to let up towards the end of the month, but you should still expect heavy rains and tougher roads and treks. Check out our full guide on visiting Uganda in May.

Uganda in  June.

The start of Uganda’s busy season. The best time to travel to the nation is in June. The rains are over, but their impact is still evident in the trees’ stunning color. The walking trails have dried, and the skies are blue. Naturally, gorilla permits are expected to book up quickly during peak season. You must make reservations far in advance if you plan to travel during these months. Visit our complete travel guide to Uganda in June.

Uganda in July.

 The dry season is still in effect, and temperatures are falling across. The driest month in Uganda is usually July, however you should always be prepared for showers. Another ideal month for traveling around Uganda. Visit our complete travel guide to Uganda in July.

Uganda in August.

In this last month of the dry season, everything is still ideal around the nation. As the country’s brief rainy season approaches, rainfall is comparable to that of early June. Right now, the skies are clear, and it’s easy to get aroundVisit our complete travel guide to Uganda in August.

Uganda in September.

There are a few more rainy days than in the drier months of June to August, but they are still insignificant in comparison to the prolonged wet season earlier in the year. The trekking routes are not too slick, and the roads are clear. Because there isn’t enough rain for the flora to flourish as it does in the rainier months, animals seek out waterholes, which makes sightings easier and more common. Visit our complete travel guide to Uganda in September.

Uganda in October.

When Uganda’s peak season ends in October, rains start to increase, although conditions are still significantly drier than they are during the lengthy rainy season from March to May. The cost of lodging frequently decreases once more, but other from that, everything continues as usual. See our detailed information on going to Uganda in October.

Uganda in November.

The second rainy season in Uganda begins in November. Although the rains are not as intense as those in March to April, they are severe enough to make it difficult to travel on highways and make trekking routes difficult. In the areas with the worst damage, some lodges will close. Just like you could earlier in the year during the prolonged wet season, you can still travel in November. Simply be ready for showers and overcast sky.

Beautiful woods, savannahs that change from brown to green, and a flurry of migratory birds are all present in the nation. Despite the rain, now is a wonderful time to travel to this amazing nation. Visit our complete travel guide to Uganda in November.

Uganda in December.

The rains stop and the dry season returns as the seasons switch again. The dry season begins in December and lasts through February (and comes back around again from June to September). Even if some of the brief rains continue into December, they are often unremarkable and won’t keep you from seeing the gorillas and chimpanzees. Access is excellent throughout the nation, and the wildlife returns to the waterholes. Additionally, Uganda celebrates Christmas as a major holiday, thus the nation is bustling with celebrations. See our detailed information on going to Uganda in December.

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