When To Visit Uganda
With the equator running through Uganda one is guaranteed that temperature variations are kept to the minimum, no matter the season (as you can see below on the temperature charts). The best time to visit if you are basing your desition on temperatures alone would be year-round, unfortunately, it is the rainfall that an equatorial region receives that puts a spanner in the works.
As a quick guide on high and low seasons for travelling in Uganda (high season = high prices / low season = lower prices).
- High season Months;
- December to February
- June to September
- Low season Months;
- March to May
- October to November
Just bear in mind that the best time to safari Uganda does not always line up with the best time to safari in Kenya or Tanzania. A little bit of compromise here and there and we will be able to get the best out of both all regions (should you, of course, be visiting Uganda as part of an addon to a Safari in Kenya/ Tanzania).
Best months for gorilla trekking
The two dry seasons are the best for gorilla trekking making it easier to hike the forests, these periods are; June to September and January and February.
Best months for wildlife viewing
The end of the dry months is best, wildlife over this period congregate at waterholes making it easier to spot and photograph; September and early October as well as February and March.
Best months for birdlife viewing
Birding in Uganda really has no season as it is excellent year-round, although keep in mind that migrant species arrive between November and April.
April and May are the rainy months in Uganda, safaris over this period do tend to get tricky with longer travelling times, bad roads and if you are gorilla trekking prepare to get very very wet.
Uganda Weather Charts
Entebbe Temperature Chart
Entebbe Average Rainfall (mm)
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Temperature Chart
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Average Rainfall (mm)
Murchison Falls National Park Temperature Chart
Murchison Falls National Park Average Rainfall (mm)