Month-by-month guide to visiting Uganda
Visiting Uganda between January and February.
This season is generally considered dry, it is one of the best period to travel to Uganda, even though rain here can be expected in any month. Wildlife viewing is generally better at this time of year since there is less vegetation to obstruct the views and a variety of wildlife can be encountered at the water points. This is also a great time for gorilla trekking in Uganda and chimpanzees, while birding enthusiasts can enjoy spotting migratory birds.
Visiting Uganda between March – May
This is one of the country’s wet seasons. National parks are lush and green and animals give birth to their offspring. It’s also an excellent time to spot migratory birds in different birding areas. The roads can often be in bad condition, so expect bumpier journeys. Expect heavy rain showers in forested areas, and places near lakes including Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking, Lake Victoria, Kibale forest national park, and other areas.
Visiting Uganda in June – August
This is a dry season and considered to be one of the perfect time to visit Uganda,
Although rains can still be expected in this period, but it is particularly a good time for wildlife tours in Uganda. There is less vegetation to obstruct scenic views and a variety of wildlife can be seen around the water points. It’s also a great time gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and chimpanzee tours, since the jungles are less dense and rains are less expected.
Visiting Uganda between September and October
A good time to visit Uganda as well, though rainfall can still be expected anytime. There are still excellent chances to spot wildlife as vegetation remains low and animals can be encountered across various water points.
Visiting Uganda in November
Considered a typical rainy month in Uganda, November makes dry plains slowly turn green in the national parks as heavy rain showers fall across the landscape. It is a good time to see migratory birds, but chimpanzee and gorilla tours in Uganda are usually difficult during this time of the year because of too much rains in the forests.
Visiting Uganda in December
Rainfall can often be expected in most parts of the country, but chances of spotting wildlife are endless. The landscape sceneries are awesome and this is also a great time for trekking gorillas in Uganda and other wildlife tours in Uganda, chimpanzee trips as well as a good period for bird watching.