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What is the best time of the year to visit Uganda?

Uganda is a small landlocked country in East Central Africa blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout her magnificent ten national parks. Uganda is the pearl of Africa and don’t think this name has no meaning behind it. This guide will brifly take you through the best months to visit as well as the worst.

The best time to visit Uganda is between June to August and December to February, this is during the dry seasons. Wildlife viewing is at its peak. Primates walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitant 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.

These times are best for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game viewing in Ugandas savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons of February and March and September/ early October when wildlife is concentrated around water sources.

June is one of the best times to visit Uganda and it’s the start of the peak season for luxury Uganda safaris, when it comes to booking a gorilla trek, we advice that you book well in advance, especially for permits to avoid any unnecessary hassles. You should put June in consideration while booking a safari to Uganda.

July is one of the best months for gorilla trekking and Safaris in Uganda. The wildlife in this month often tend to congregate around water sources, making them easier to spot in the national parks. This is a great time for seeing mountain gorillas in Uganda, mostly due to the fine weather conditions, hiking trails are clear of mud and are easier to navigate.

Anyone in search of fantastic game viewing will have to take August into account. If you visit Uganda is August you have a huge chance to not only see the elephants and lions but may even encounter the elusive leopard. This is pegged as one of the best time to visit Ugandas many national parks.

September is usually marks the end of the dry season, but depeing on when the rains start, there might still be some down pours on your trip in this month. This may not be a good time for gorilla trekking however you can still bravely do it because you will certainly save on lodging and travel costs.

In the month of October, there is no busy travels in Uganda. The travel prices are reasonable and hence a good time of the year for specials or gorilla trekking lovers, trekking permits don’t cost much and most game parks are still accessible at this very time but rainfall is unpredictable.

November is also great for travel but the rain continues. The dry plains in the country side now grow in to vibrant ever green vegetation because of the rains , very few visit in this period because of less than ideal weather conditions.

December is another incredible period to visit Uganda. This month is the end of the wet season when rainfall eases off. This is a great time to explore the northend and southern regions of this country for game viewing. Additionally it is best season for birders, where variety of migratory birds are making there way in to the area/ country.

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