The Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda? Anytime is the Right Time

Posted by on October 4, 2019

When is the Best Time of the Year to visit Uganda for You?

Anytime is the Right Time to Visit Uganda the Pearl of Africa

 When is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda? When asking that question, there are several things one must take into account. There are two Dry Seasons. Mid-June through early October, Mid-December into March. Those same months are also High-Season meaning that there are more tourists in parks. There are more tourists competing for Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits. More tourists competing for lodge space, especially when it comes to Luxury and Exclusive Lodges.

If you want a Safari in Uganda without the crowds and you do not mind some rain then for you April and May, Mid-October through Mid-December is the Best Time to visit Uganda for you. There is the added benefit that during those months many of the Luxury Lodges give seasonal discounts. 

Uganda, though on the Equator is known for its temperate Climate. Most of Uganda’s  Weather is influenced by the country’s elevation. The presence of Africa’s largest Lake, Lake Vitoria. There are also the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon.

Most of the Tourism Destinations are– in the East African HIghlands with the exception of Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo National Park. Visitors who expect Gorilla Trekking in a hot and humid Jungle are surprised that trekking in Temperatures that rarely exceed 25°C or 77°F no matter what month of the year.

The Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda? Uganda has the Best Climate in East Africa, a fact that even Winston Churchill wrote about in his 1908 Book “My African Journey.” Even the Rainy Seasons are not like you might imagine them to be.

The Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda: Climate Change has affected the Weather Patterns in the Country. The Dry and Rainy Seasons are no longer as predictable as they once were. Rainstorms can happen during the dry Seasons.

 When is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda?  During which month should I plan my safari in Uganda? These are questions often asked. One thing that one should take notice of is this. The best Weather Months are also busiest months of the year. The best months mean more tourists on Safari in Uganda. The best month for you depends on your preferences.

Uganda is still an African Safari without the crowds. Practically and in Reality, June through September and December through March means more Tourists on Game Drives. More Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekkers. Higher luxury Lodge Prices and limited availability of choices in lodges.

The Shoulder months, those months, days of transition between Dry and Wet Seasons. Those days and months between High and Low Seasons are an excellent and often best choice for those that want nice weather and fewer tourists.

Anytime is the Right Time to Visit Uganda

When is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda? We are a Ugandan Tour Operator, we watch travel trends as they relate to Africa and Uganda in particular. One of those trends in recent times has been an increase in clients that choose to go on a Safari with us during September, October, November, March, April, and May.

The Picture on the right is of a Gorilla Trek during the last week in September. It was a perfect day for Gorilla Trekking starting with a Cool and Misty Morning which became a pleasant day. A perfect and memorable Gorilla Trek.

People often are concerned about those African Rains – even songs have been written about them “such as Toto’s “Rains in Africa” and Enya’s “Storms in Africa.”  The reality in Uganda is this. There are no Gorilla Trekking cancellations due to Inclement Weather. Game drives still occur on the Savannah that comes alive during the rainy season. You often see more wildlife during the rainy season than you do during the dry-seasons.

 Rain or Shine- We’ve got You Covered

When is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda? No one can tell you whether you will have the perfect weather for your Safari in Uganda. We are not foretellers, we can only go by the past. By what we have seen and experienced in times past. Tell you about what see as patterns that might affect your Safari in Uganda.

Rain or Shine, we’ve got you covered. We live and work here. We know what to do in case of bad roads due to heavy rain. We can come up with a Plan-B without ruining a Safari.

We know those special Sundowners on Safari Spots where you can take in a fabulous Sunset in the Ugandan Wilderness or overlooking scenic Lake Mutanda or the ancient River Nile.

The Best Time for you to visit Uganda is up to you. It is your choice, your call. Just let us know and we will create the right Safari for you.


When is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda?  Anytime is the Right Time…all year-long…

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