When to go

Best time to visit Uganda?

How is the weather in Uganda?

Uganda has a very pleasant climate. It does not become so hot and humid as in the coastal regions of Kenya and Tanzania and it never gets cold either. The warmest regions in Uganda are around Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and everything further north (Kidepo). The cooler regions are obviously at higher altitudes - around Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains, Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi.

When is the best time to visit Uganda 

Uganda is nice to visit year-round. It is always summer. Even during the rainy season your travel will not be hindered too much as the rains can be heavy, but are typically short, followed by bright sunshine.

Go in April - May and November if you want to enjoy Uganda with a few other tourists. Some lodges will offer low season rates. Be prepared for some more rainfall, particularly in Entebbe, Jinja, Sipi Falls and the Southwestern part of Uganda. Although rain patterns are unpredictable and they can simply come early or late. It is not a good time for summitting Mount Elgon or the Rwenzori's.

December to February are the warmest months and dry season. Vegetation in the savannah habitats in Kidepo, Murchison, Queen Elisabeth and Mburo National Park has become less and animals gather around water sources, making wildlife easier to spot. Its a good time to summit the the Rwenzori and Mount Elgon peak.  As for primate trekking, the habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet and one can't avoid rain completely. 

When is high season in Uganda? 

Tourists come to visit Uganda year-round, but there is a peak from December to January and from June to September. Although the parks don’t feel crowded whatsoever, you have to reserve your Roadtrip rental car, gorilla permits and accommodation well in advance.