Murchison Falls Weather & Climate
Murchison Falls Weather & Climate are a strong factor that every traveler must consider before they set out to travel to the park for any safari activity. The climate of Murchison falls national park is a tropical climate area and becomes hot and the average temperature of the area is quite uniform yearly. Note that, the commonest day time temperature varies at around 31°C with its cooling down at night to around 18°C. Of which wet season occurs from March to May and September to November with a drier periodic month which starts from June to July and from December to February there is less rain fall and the roads can be without slippery in order to be able to access the park’s activities. However, Murchison falls national park sits on average arrange of altitude measuring 615m-1187m above sea level and the temperatures drop by 6.5°C by every 1000m rise in the attitude, perhaps, the parts of Murchison falls which are on a high altitude tend to experience slightly lower temperatures.
Murchison falls national park is inland area surrounded by the waters of Lake Albert and is bisected by Victoria Nile, the park is neighboured by Uganda’s districts like Masindi, Bulisa, Nwoya, Kiryandogo located in the northwestern part of Uganda. To reach there is approximately 300 kilometers by road and can be accessed in less than 4 to 5 hours.
The dry season which is a hot period of time contains an average temperature of around 33°C, making it so easy to access into park’s open savannah grassland and is the season for a wildlife safari, where lions can be easily seen and other animals in the national park. The hottest month includes December to February and June to September at an average temperature of 33°C during the afternoon time and cools off at night to about 18°C.
It is well known that during the dry season, it is peak tourism season in Murchison falls national park because it’s when a number of tourists tend to visit the park. During the dry season, the possibility of spotting mammals is very easy because its when all animals come out from their hidden to quencher their thirty on water sources along Victoria Nile. The boat cruise is so enjoyable as you spot a number of game animals along the banks of the Victoria Nile. Also hiking to the top of the falls which is best enjoyed during the dry season when the area is not slippery.
The incredible Chimpanzee trekking can be best done in dry season in their natural habitats of budongo forest and Kaniyo pabidi forest, in dry months the chimpanzee tracking trails can be out of water source and not slippery for you to be able to access the forest. In regard to the chance of getting malaria fever are very low during the dry season because all the water holes dry up leaving no breeding area for mosquitoes. The hottest months of the dry seasons are January and February. Uganda is an African country that lies at the equator and experiences a tropical climate, in a way that the rain might fall at any time of the year.
The wet season always happens in the month of March, April, and May and by march the rain starts and then the heavy rain fall happens in April and May and July, September to November there can be less rainfall but when it does, it tends to be torrential storms and temperature begins to slowly increase by November.
During day time the temperature can be at an average of around 31°C while at night the temperature lowers at an average of about 20°C. Within the period of the wet season, it’s when you realize the beauty of Murchison falls national park and photoshoot is rewardable during the wet season.
To note, during the wet season all roads to access the national park are most likely to become impassable. And this does not mean that rain falls all day long it might rain in the morning and during day time the sun comes out and work goes on.
Murchison falls national park can be visited throughout the year despite the season changes. And note that during low seasons accommodation facilities lower the room rates and your safari to Murchison falls can become simple itinerary to enjoy a free encounter with limited people in the national park. But note that, during dry season is the best time to enjoy your safari to Murchison falls national park when the roads are in good condition and park is without of water source.