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When is the best time to visit Uganda?

Uganda has a spring-like climate year round with blue skies and warm day time temperatures ranging from 21-25°C. There are heavy downpours from March–May and October-November which can make road travel quite difficult in some parts of the country, especially in remote areas. As is the case with many other African countries, the rainfall has a big impact on the vegetation which in turn has an effect on wildlife movement and game viewing opportunities, so it is worth thinking carefully about when to travel to Uganda.  

Although Uganda can be visited year round, we think that the best time to visit is during its two dry seasons from December-February and June-September as temperatures are pleasant and there is little chance of rain. Conditions are favourable for gorilla and chimpanzee treks during these months, whilst game viewing is particularly good towards the end of the dry season as the shortage of water forces wildlife to congregate by the rivers and waterholes. Bird watching is best in the rainy months between March–May and October-November due to various migratory patterns.  

If you’re thinking about planning a Ugandan adventure, our ‘When to travel to Uganda’ guide will help you decide when to go.

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