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The best time to Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda is in the dry seasons. Since a large number of people are heading to Uganda for the primate trekking going in the dry season reduces the chance of it being slippery underfoot while on your trek. There are two dry seasons from December to February and between June and August, with the latter being the more popular.

Being on the equator the temperatures are fairly constant between 24 and 30ºC throughout the year, so it is possible to have a great experience at any time during the year.

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Visiting Uganda in January

From December until the end of February the weather is typically drier, although showers are still very possible. This is the hottest time of year and can feel very tropical. However, the altitude means that temperatures remain manageable and still drop quickly at night.

Visiting Uganda in February

From December until the end of February the weather is typically drier, although showers are still very possible. This is the hottest time of year and can feel very tropical. However, the altitude means that temperatures remain manageable and still drop quickly at night.

Visiting Uganda in March

The long rains begin in March and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Uganda in April

The long rains begin in March and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Uganda in May

The long rains begin in March and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Uganda in June

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The coolest and driest time of year is between June and early September. This is one of the most popular times to visit, although both mornings and evenings can be very chilly at higher altitudes.

Visiting Uganda in July

high season

The coolest and driest time of year is between June and early September. This is one of the most popular times to visit, although both mornings and evenings can be very chilly at higher altitudes.

Visiting Uganda in August

high season

The coolest and driest time of year is between June and early September. This is one of the most popular times to visit, although both mornings and evenings can be very chilly at higher altitudes.

Visiting Uganda in September

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The short rains arrive in late September and continue until November. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Visiting Uganda in October

The short rains arrive in late September and continue until November. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Visiting Uganda in November

The short rains arrive in late September and continue until November. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Visiting Uganda in December

From December until the end of February the weather is typically drier, although showers are still very possible. This is the hottest time of year and can feel very tropical. However, the altitude means that temperatures remain manageable and still drop quickly at night.

Uganda climate guide

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Explore Uganda

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Jinja
  • Kampala
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Lake Mburo
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

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