Uganda: A Month By Month Guide

January – This is a great time to visit Uganda, with generally dry weather and great wildlife viewing opportunities across the country.

February – Gorilla trekking is particularly good with the ground at its driest, and safaris are rewarding as animals can be spotted congregating around permanent water sources.

March – Rains arrive throughout the country for the start of the longer wet season. Travel is still rewarding, just bring your waterproofs.

April – The heaviest rainfall occurs during April and May, and whilst gorilla trekking is still possible, conditions will be difficult underfoot.

May – The downpours continue, and many prefer to avoid travel in Uganda during this month as travel becomes challenging.

June – This is the beginning of the longer dry season and one of the best times to visit Uganda, when safaris become easier and trekking is in its prime.

July – July and August are peak months in Uganda, with safaris and gorilla trekking in full swing so make sure you book well in advance if you want to travel during this time.

August – The gloriously dry weather continues, with perfect conditions for wildlife viewing as the vegetation becomes sparser giving animals fewer places to hide from the camera.

September – September is a shoulder month, so this is a great time to catch the end of the dry season with fewer crowds and lower accommodation prices.

October – The short rains arrive, and whilst safaris and trekking remain enjoyable, conditions on the ground are less enjoyable.

November – Lush green vegetation floods the plains and forests, bringing the bush to life once more during what is a wet, but beautiful month to travel.

December – It’s more or less dry in December, as the short rains fizzle out toward the end of the month. Migratory birds are putting on their best shows.

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