The best time to visit Uganda is during dry seasons: between
December and February, and between June and August, This is when
conditions are particularly good for
trekking to see mountain gorillas and
chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as
well as end of February and end of spetember.
Officially, Uganda's dry seasons are from December/January
through to mid-March and from June through mid-September except
that we are having climate changes and this may change abit.
Most rain falls in October-November and April-May. However, this
doesn't mean that it rains all day, nor does it mean it will
rain every day. Usually there's a tropical shower at night or a
shorter shower in afternoon hours but in Uganda you are sure
that after rain, sunshine will come!
The weather is no reason to avoid traveling in the wet season -
you might even consider it because of the easy availability of
gorilla permits and favorable hotel environment with little or
On a serious note however, as in the rest of the world, the East
African climate is changing, making it more difficult for us to
predict the weather during your safari. However, in Uganda the
temperature is very stable and pleasant, with sunshine almost on
each of the 365 days a year. During the day, the temperature
averages between 23 and 27°C, although in some places it can be
quite chilly at night.
One remarkable aspect about Uganda safaris is: whether you
travel in the dry, dusty months or in the wet season, you will
never find the crowded tourism like in Kenya or Tanzania. If you
spot a lion or leopard, it is very likely that you will be the
only one to see it - even in peak season!