The best time to visit Uganda is between its two dry seasons: December to February and between June and August. These times are the best for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game viewing in Uganda‘s savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons – February and March and September/early October – when wildlife is concentrated around water sources. For any tourists planning to travel, Uganda is known as a whole round travel destination, this is because of its climate and location to the equator. One of the major factors making Uganda a travel destination through out the year is Lake Victoria and its unique weather patterns to the climate. Uganda has two rainy seasons, the short season which starts from October to November and the long season which starts from mid-March to end of May.
Uganda’s average temperature are 71F which drops during the night time to 54F and 21C. Rainfall in Uganda ranges between 1000-2000mm every year. In Uganda the skies are always clear throughout the year which supports most of the safari vacations. The climate changes have brought about changes in the weather patterns making it difficult to predict the real tourism seasons however, since Uganda has some favorable seasons, many tourists choose to travel in the months of May to September since in these months the rain is always low and the sunshine is all over the places enabling movements In Uganda. December is the busiest month in most of the national parks and its important to book the accommodations in time to avoid inconveniences since most tourists tend to take vacations to the national parks during Christmas seasons.
Some tourists prefer visiting in the low seasons which is also fine since the accommodations are cheap to encourage more tourists to travel even though it’s a rainy season, visiting in a low season is also enjoyable because you get a chance to hike in the jungles with a crowd. The month of February and September are also good months for safari vacation since there are less tourists to book the lodges and this creates more space for tourists.
In Uganda the rainy season affects travelers but that doesn’t mean that there will be no movements since this season is combined of both sunshine and rains so this means that the sun comes out immediately when it stops raining making most safari activities to continue taking place smoothly without disturbances. Chimpanzee trekking and mountain gorilla trekking keep going on when its raining and the national parks keep operating.
Most lodges reduce their rates during low seasons of March, October and September to attract more tourists to book with them. it has an advantage added since the gorilla permits rates are also reduced to attract more tourists in Uganda.
The topography of Uganda is also raised and this makes its climate cool but if you’re planning to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda, its advisable to notice the easiest trekking conditions despite the low rates of rain in the low seasons of January to February and June to September .
In Uganda Game Viewing is best in the dry seasons in the whole national parks. From February to march, September to early October and this is because the wildlife are concentrated around the water bodies in the parks .
More so, bird watching is mostly carried out between November to April when the migrant birds are around the country. Tourists are also advised to avoid having vacations during the heavy rain months of April and May so as to enjoy their tour in Uganda the pearl of Africa.
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