Best time to visit Uganda

Best time to visit Uganda

Uganda's climate is largely tropical with two rainy seasons per year, March to May and September to December. The northern region, which forms one quarter of the country lies outside the tropical belt, and hence experiences only one rainy season, March to October.

Most regions of Uganda, apart from the dry area in the north, have an annual rainfall of between 1,000mm and 1,500mm. There is heavy rain between March and May and between September and November, making road travel difficult in parts of the country.

Depending on what your travel reason is, Uganda is all year round travel destination with most safari camps and lodges open all year round though most of the lodges will take on renovation during the rainy seasons which is also the low tourism season.

For those looking to venture in to tropical rainforests for on primate trekking in Bwindi forest and Mgahinga for gorillas and Kibale forest for chimpanzee trekking, the best time to visit Uganda would be during the countries two dry season from June to September and from December to February which will see the country receive low rainfall hence making trekking easier and for those looking out for wildlife viewing in Uganda savannah parks would aim for the end of the rainy season from May to June and from September to October when the grass is short and green and wildlife is abundant.

Planning a safari to Uganda may require an expert advice as there are many tourist attractions to look out for while planning your safari, this range from Gorilla trekking safari holidays in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks, chimpanzee trekking holidays in Kibale national park, mountain Climbing in Rwenzori and Mount Elgon, wildlife viewing in Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison falls and Lake Mburo national park and exceptional birding adventures in Semuliki national park, adventure activities in Jinja, Sipi falls and fort portal, cultural tours to the Karamojong semi-arid region of north eastern Uganda and beach holidays in the white sandy beaches of Ssesse island, sport fishing in on the Nile River in Murchison falls making it a diverse holiday destination.