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Uganda Equator- Best Time to Visit Uganda @Gorilla Link Tours - Best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking and wildlife adventure
Uganda Equator- Best Time to Visit Uganda @Gorilla Link Tours

The best time to visit Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda is pretty much all year round. Uganda is crossed by the equator and although March to May and October to November are wetter , which can be less pleasant for gorilla tracking and Habituation, the best game viewing months in Uganda are during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February. gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking and habituation in the forests are a big part of Uganda Wildlife Safari. The habitat of rain forests is, by default, very wet and one can’t avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the the sun always shines bright

Quick facts

Best Time to go: June to August and December to February(All parks)
High Season June to Sept – December to February (It’s rarely crowded, but you will need to book your gorilla permits long in advance
Low season March, April, May, Oct, Nov- roads and forest trails can be in poor condition.
Best Weather June-July and January-February(Little rainfall)
Wet 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 lakes and rivers, 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. We recommend booking them 6 months in advance since the demand is very high

March to May and September to November- Wet season

  • The scenery of the Savannah reserves is greener and it is low season. Some lodges offer low rates
  • Although wildlife in the Savannah reserves is easier to spot in the dry season, you’ll still see plenty, especially newborn animals.
  • Some of the roads get very bad and cars often get stuck. Forest trails can become slippery and challenging. We uses 4X4 WD safari vehicles.
  • You won’t be able to change your expensive gorilla permit if it pours with rain. Departures go as scheduled even when it is raining
  • This is the best time for a bird watching safari when migrant species are present

Some of the Best Activities to do  in Uganda

  • Gorilla Tracking and Gorilla Habituation
  • Chimpanzee Treks and habituation
  • Wildlife safaris and game viewing
  • Boat safaris

Suggested itineraries for a Uganda safari

Lion Drinking Water in Murchison Falls NP @Gorilla Link Tours - Best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking and wildlife adventure
Lion Drinking Water in Murchison Falls NP @Gorilla Link Tours

Our most popular safari is the 12 Day mid range Pearl of Africa Tour. It take you to some of the popular national parks in Uganda. These include Bwindi Impenetrable national park for gorilla tracking and Habituation, Murchison Falls National park for the big five safari, Queen Elizabeth National park, Kibale National park for the primate tours and Lake Mburo National park.

Other recommended safaris include

4 Day fly into Rwanda track Gorillas in Uganda

4 Day Kibale National park to Queen Elizabeth National park

4 Day Luxury Fly-in Wildlife safari to Kidepo Valley NP

10 Day Exclusive luxury safari Uganda

11 Day Uganda gorilla and wildlife safari

14 Day best of Uganda wildlife

 

 

 

 

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