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Large Ugandan great white pelicans, Kazinga Channel

When is the best time to visit Uganda?

Uganda can be visited all year round, with temperatures barely changing throughout the seasons. However, the country is at its best during its two dry seasons between December and February and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March and from September through to early October when large numbers of wildlife can be seen at waterholes. Uganda is also fabulous for bird spotting all year round.

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Trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees is a great experience regardless of the time of year. Our summer, between June and August, is a great time to travel to Uganda as the roads are in better condition and visibility is good for game viewing.

James, Africa Safari Specialist

Uganda Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 77°F 4" 77°F 4" 77°F 5" 75°F 7" 75°F 5" 75°F 2" 77°F 2" 77°F 4" 77°F 5" 75°F 6" 75°F 7" 75°F 5"
Jinja 84°F 2" 84°F 3" 84°F 5" 82°F 8" 81°F 6" 81°F 3" 81°F 3" 81°F 3" 82°F 4" 82°F 5" 82°F 6" 82°F 4"
Kampala 82°F 2" 82°F 3" 82°F 5" 81°F 7" 79°F 5" 79°F 3" 77°F 2" 79°F 3" 81°F 4" 81°F 5" 81°F 6" 81°F 4"
Kibale Forest National Park 86°F 1" 86°F 2" 84°F 4" 82°F 7" 82°F 5" 81°F 3" 81°F 3" 81°F 5" 81°F 6" 81°F 6" 82°F 5" 82°F 2"
Lake Mburo 81°F 2" 82°F 2" 81°F 4" 79°F 5" 79°F 3" 79°F 1" 81°F 1" 81°F 2" 81°F 3" 81°F 4" 79°F 4" 79°F 3"
Queen Elizabeth National Park 86°F 1" 86°F 2" 86°F 3" 84°F 5" 84°F 3" 84°F 2" 84°F 1" 86°F 3" 86°F 4" 84°F 4" 84°F 4" 84°F 2"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Uganda

Mother and Baby Gorilla

Visiting Uganda in September - October

A good time to visit, although rainfall can be expected. There are still excellent opportunities to observe wildlife as vegetation remains low and animals continue to seek out waterholes.

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