Queen Elizabeth National Park Weather
Queen Elizabeth National Park Weather: The weather in Queen Elizabeth national park is tropical and remains stable all year round because of being near the equator. During day time temperatures stand up to around 29°C and when the sun sets off in the evening or at night the temperature lowers to 17°C. To note Queen Elizabeth national park weather does not have an actual dry season so there is always a possibility for rain.
Dry Seasons: The fact is that dry seasons normally occur in January, February, and June to July within this period of the year rain can be still be expected, though most of the time in the year they experience too much sunshine. Overall, rain can fall for a few days at a time.
Then in June and July, there is a slight potential for rain during these months and the drier months. During day time temperature average ranges from 29°C and when it comes to night time, the temperature average turns to be 16°C.
Within dry seasons roads and forest trails can be in good condition, dry enough leading to possible game drive accompanied by guide and Bird watching and Chimpanzees tracking can be enjoyed during the dry season which can be conducted in the beautiful Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu forest in this drier month of the year.
During dry seasons the park’s vegetation dries up making the game drive viewing possible for example the lion tracking becomes easier because of the short grass in kasenyi plains, ishasha plains which are the best game viewing sector in Queen that inhabits variety of wildlife species such as Uganda kobs, waterbuck, giant forest hog, elephants, lion, warthog, Cape buffaloes among others which can be spotted in the grass during dry season without any difficulty in hiding themselves in their hidden areas. Also in dry seasons swamps get dried up hence giving another option to the wild animals through coming out of their hideouts to link for water on water bodies like Kazinga Channel and Lake George.
Fortunately, during dry seasons mammals are seen gathering around water bodies thus making boat cruise along kazinga channel much exciting with spectacular view of animals, most especially in the afternoon hippos are seen cooling off in the water and crocodiles sunbathing at the shores of the channel as well as rewardable sightseeing of Martial Eagles ,African Skimmers ,Papyrus Gonolek, the unique Shoebill stork are seen on shores of the channel picking insect has their diet and many much more you can experience on the boat cruise along Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park.
However, the wet season normally happens in March, April and May within this time of the year there is rain peak most especially in April rain persists to rain too much. Within wet seasons temperatures are pleasant at an average of around 29 degrees Celsius and later in the afternoon and it cools at around 17 degrees Celsius in the morning, causing the roads to be in poor condition and Chimpanzee tracking trails to become slippery.
To note in August, September, October, and November these are the months of the year which are similar to March through May. The roads become impassable to be accessed to the park and forest trails usually become slippery making it quite challenging for Chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, and natural walk. The park receives low visitors because during rainy seasons the accessibility of roads turns be in poor condition and the tracks in Queen becomes slippery like the Kyambura gorge. The mammals also become rare to be seen during the game drive.
Despite the fact that during wet seasons there is a spectacular view of the natural beauty of Queen Elizabeth national park which is truly amazing where you can see trees bring back the leaves into greener and tourist who usually visits Queen in wet season knows the beauty of African wilderness adventures.
Queen Elizabeth national park offers amazing activities though they cannot be enjoyed during wet seasons such as Chimpanzee tracking, hiking in the forest, bird watching on Mweya peninsular and game drive though savannah grassland can put you to a standstill waiting hours until it drizzles or it rains.
Besides Queen Elizabeth national park weather, the park it has got natural vegetation and rewardable landscape that provide a diversity of habitats such as 95 mammal species including the rare Unique tree-climbing lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes like Uganda kobs, topis ,duiker ,primates like chimpanzees ,black and white monkeys ,blue monkeys ,Red tailed monkeys among many and it is also a home to over 600 bird species such as Collared pratincole, Palm-nut Vulture, Pel’s fishing Own, unique Shoe bill and many more.
In conclusion, the Queen Elizabeth national park weather changes by a number of factors that is the volcanic features which is categorised by explosion craters like the Equator located at the entrance of the park which is a landmark here, katwe craters which help in rain formations and also the inter-convergence zone that is responsible for Queen’s temperature. Interestingly in peak seasons, it’s when Queen Elizabeth national park receives the highest population of tourists and tour packages can be maximized in dry seasons. However travelers may think that during wet season being a low season the park does not receive tourists yet sometimes you can be on the safe side, tour packages can be on the discount rate and you should note that Queen Elizabeth national park’s activities can be done throughout the year but most especially in the dry season.