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Best Time to Visit Uganda Safaris

Best Time to Visit Uganda Safaris

uganda safari Best Time to Visit Uganda Safaris

The best Time to Visit Uganda Safaris for game viewing months are during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February. 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.
Quick facts
Best time to go: June to August and December to February (All parks)
High Season: June to September (It’s rarely crowded, but you’ll need to book your gorilla permits long in advance)
Low Season: March, April, May, October, November (Some lodges and camps in high rainfall areas close down; roads and forest trails can be in poor condition)
Best Weather: June-July and January-February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather: March, April and May (Peak of wet season)
June to August and December to February – Dry Season
  • This is the best time for gorilla tracking, because these are the drier months.
  • In the savannah reserves, vegetation is less and animals gather around water sources, making wildlife easier to spot.
  • Even during the high season (June to September) the parks don’t feel crowded.
  • The skies are clear, there is less rain and more sunshine.
  • Gorilla permits need to be booked very far in advance.
March to May and September to November – Wet Season
  • The scenery of the savannah reserves is greener and it’s low season, resulting in lower rates.
  • Although wildlife in the savannah reserves is easier to spot in the dry season, you’ll still see plenty, including newborn animals.
  • Some of the roads get very bad and cars often get stuck. Forest trails can become slippery and challenging.
  • You won’t be able to change your expensive gorilla permit if it pours with rain. Departures go as scheduled.
Best time to go to Uganda by major park
All parks are best visited in the dry season from June to August and December to February.
 
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