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Best Time to Travel to Uganda

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Planning for a Uganda safari trip will require you to know the best time to take safari trip due to the unpredictable weather patterns that blanket the equatorial region. It is known to rain any time of the year in Uganda and if rain is not a hindrance to your holiday vacation, then we can comfortably say that a trip to Uganda can happen any time of the year.

Although, we would like to advise you to read further and find out when the climate is dry or when the price is low or when there are few visitors in the park for planning the best Africa safari experience. Fortunately, all parks are open all year long, even during the covid pandemic. But you may have to adhere to stringent wildlife operating procedures.

Unlike countries in Europe and Americas, Uganda has basically two weather seasons

  • Rainy Season and

  • The Dry Season.

Best Weather For a Uganda Trip

The warm and tropical climate makes Uganda an ideal Africa safari destination that can be visited any time of the year!  Uganda’s average annual temperature iterates at 29° Celsius (84° Fahrenheit) and an average low-temperature of 17.1°C (62.8° Fahrenheit), but colder at altitudes above 1,300 meter (4,265 ft), including the mountain gorilla parks.. The country is sunny most of the year with temperatures rarely rising above 29 degrees (84° degrees Fahrenheit).

The weather patterns are mostly controlled by Equator that crosses the country, the Eastern and Western Rift Valleys that sandwiched the country and the marvellous montane forests, mountains in the west, swamps, rivers, falls and lake including the massive 68,800 square kilometres of Lake Victoria.

Rainy Season:

March, April & May and September, October & November

The Dry Season (Best time:

June, July & August and December, January & February

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