last modified: July, 05 2020 · 2 min read ·
The best time to visit Uganda is during periods of sunshine and hot weather when many of the national parks and forest roads are easily accessible and passable. This period runs from late December to late February. June to September is also a good time to travel as you can expect warm temperatures and little rain.
The wet seasons run from March to May and October to November – during this time downpours are frequent and often create less accessibility on roads and within some national parks.
Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can't avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.
Game drives and viewing in Uganda's parks are best during February to March and September - October - when wildlife is concentrated around water sources.
Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present.
The weather is no reason to avoid travelling to Uganda during the wet season – you might even consider it because of the easy availability of discounted gorilla permits.