Best time to visit Uganda is all year round, most especially in dry seasons from the month of June to September and between December to February. Uganda is comprised of a warm and tropical climate with unsubstantial season variations, making it accessible and easy to visit all year round. Though it contains low seasonal months (rainy season) that can make certain tourist activities hard to engage in like gorilla trekking whereby trails become slippery and impassible. However, Uganda’s rain is moderate and it can rain in the morning perhaps during day time the sun comes and life goes on. More so, Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania in the south, Sudan in the north, Kenya in the west, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the east and located on the equator, permanently covered by waters of Lake Victoria the largest lake in the world, Lake Albert, and Lake Kyoga.
Uganda’s average temperature is around 21.5°C, dropping to a minimum of 12°C at night. It’s annual rainfall ranges between 1000 to 2000 millimeters annually.
You can visit Uganda at any time of the year you feel you like, though it comprised two seasons i.e. rainy season and dry season. Within rainy season you can still visit Uganda because our rain comes out at night. In the morning hours and during the day, the sun usually comes out.
The best season of the year normally occurs in June to July and January to February and this is when the country experiences the least rainfall.
The best weather that can be conducive for visiting Uganda’s national parks is in June-September and between December to February. Within this period of the year, it’s when the savannah grassland reserves receive less rainfall and animals gather around water sources, making it easier to spot the wildlife.
Low seasons: This occurs from the months of March, April, May, October, and November within these seasons. It’s when the country receives high rainfall causing roads leading to the national park to be in a poor condition, as forest rails to become slippery making it difficult to move through the trails.
During the dry seasons, you can as well be part of the gorilla trekking activity Bwindi Impenetrable forest which is a tropical rainforest. This is so because during dry seasons the forest rails tend to be dry making it easy to trek the gorillas. During the dry seasons, you can also do wildlife safari which is best done in the savannah grasslands of Kidepo National Park.
During peak seasons, it’s when a traveler can carry out very many unforgettable activities such as hiking, climbing mountains, nature walks, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking. All you need to do to be part of gorilla trekking is to book your gorilla trekking permits as early as possible.
In the low seasons when the rains persist and become heavier, it weakens means of transport, and forest trails become slippery due to high rainfall.
You can visit Uganda at any time you feel you like and experience more about Uganda’s culture, wildlife, tea plantations, city tours, banana plantations, mountain climbing safaris among other safaris tours in Uganda.
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