Best time to visit Uganda

Matt Smith

Among the list of top Africa’s must-visit destinations, Uganda is inclusive. Though not known more to tourists, this locality has a lot to draw your attention.

Starting from natural sceneries, diverse history and culture, welcoming locals, diverse Wildlife, marine life to striking cityscapes, Uganda is a tick on an African trip.

It is geographically located in the Eastern part of Africa, share borders with Rwanda in the Southwest, Tanzania in the South, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, Kenya in the East and South Sudan in the north. It has no shortage of attractions.

Because of its charm and increase fame worldwide, thousands of travelers pack for this destination. It may be your next target in the African continent, it’s a grand decision made, but have tried to mind about this question; what is the best time to visit Uganda?

No wonder, it’s an obvious question, and below is the clear answer to leave you just informed about the best times to revel in Uganda’s beautiful attractions.

With certainty, most travelers flock in to explore the country’s rich wildlife, culture, history, natural sceneries though some visit the country on business trips, research and training programs.

Wildlife lovers if you expect to engage in some captivating activities like Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Golden monkeys, game viewing, you should choose no further than visiting the country in the dry season when rainfall drops are limited.

Our best preferred time to board for Uganda starts from the month of June continues to August and December – February. During these months, there is low rainfall and limited pasture, so animals tend to stroll around which gives a great display to tourists.

It is understandable, in the rainy season; animals like chimpanzees, Gorillas, big game tend to find great shelters to dodge the heavy rainfalls. This at times makes them rare, letting visitors see fewer numbers, not to their expectations.

To add on that, during the wet season the Savannah vegetation is usually greener and thick which might distract travellers from awe-inspiring views of animals in the Wilderness, this is more common in parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison, Lake Mburo, Kidepo Valley National Park to name but a few.

All in all, though Uganda experiences two rainy seasons and heavy raindrops appear in the months of March to May, chances are high that in these months you may encounter low rainfall rates similar to that experienced in the months of October and November.

This turns out to be unpredictable which at times guarantee remarkable Wildlife Uganda Safaris in the seasons of rainfall drops.

Travelers have different tastes and preference, you may be someone who likes cool weather then you are good to go in the wet season, but what you should include getting stuck in the muddy roads unless you are using a 4×4 vehicle, unfinished activities due to rain on an unlucky day.

Apart from climatic conditions, the season of travel is another factor to determine the best time of travel in Uganda.

Usually drier months of the year in Uganda is the peak season when there are high numbers of travelers visiting the country and most places of interest are overcrowded. Over crowdedness often brings about an increase in prices and high demand for facilities.

If you are travel during this season like in the month of July – September and December – February, you have to book for your lodging facilities, Gorilla permits and other safari logistics in advance.

Though this is the best time to encounter most of Uganda’s outstanding wonders in particular for Wildlife, it is not ideal for those who fancy crowd-free adventures.

To the other side, this time is usually the most suitable for travelers who like exploring different spots with others, either in a group or travel mates you just meet on the go.

If you are that kind of a tripper, we recommend that you book all the necessities like accommodation, transportation, permits in time.

Tourists usually compete for them on last-minute ending up paying high for a service you would have got at affordable prices if you booked in advance.

Leaving that alone, low season is the opposite of the peak season. During this period, there are fewer numbers of travelers visiting Uganda. Then what do you expect? It is obvious, prices of different facilities like accommodation, transportation and more will drop.

Service providers, again the ones are competing for the tourists, unlike the peak season where travelers compete for the services. It is interesting.

Therefore if you crave crowd-free adventures in Uganda or you are a budget traveler aiming at saving some dollars in your pocket, you should not hesitate to explore Uganda with its incredible natural wonders in this period.

Expect discounted prices on accommodation, transportation services, and private excursions where you have to immerse different natural features alone.

This is more exhilarating, you can get a luxury accommodation facility at the price range of mid-range facilities. Budget travelers, this is your time to enjoy the limits of your budget.

Destinations like National parks are less crowded; therefore you will have a lot to relish without disturbance. Do you know what it means to spot or to take photos of some Gorillas without anyone distracting your caption.

To our recommendation, for a remarkable Safari in Uganda to remember for the rest of your life, consider visiting this maze of natural wonders in the drier seasons.

During this time, you are 100% sure of enjoying all the thrilling pursuits of interest such as Gorilla trekking, Mountain hiking, Golden monkey tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, game viewing, Nature walks, White water rafting, Cultural encounters, culinary adventure and more.

For first-timers, second-timers or those not sure of Uganda’s drier months, these start from June – August and December – February. Plan your incredible Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla Safari or Hiking adventures in one of these months based on your travel schedule.