Best Time to Visit Uganda

What is the best time to visit Uganda? Our destination experts share an overview on when to go and what to do on your Uganda holiday. 

Travel in Uganda is possible throughout the year, but the dry months are considered the best time to travel to Uganda. These months are also best for gorilla trekking. Although Uganda’s climate can be generally described as tropical, it still differs in different parts of the country, and the temperatures in the higher regions of Mount Elgon and the Ruwenzori Range can drop well below freezing.

In most regions of Uganda, you can expect an average of 1,000 to 2,000 millimeters of rainfall, but the rainy season and its duration may vary within the different regions. In general, it can be said that long rains occur from April to June and shorter rainfall can be expected between October and December. During this time it seldom rains all day and brief, strong showers are followed by mostly sunny weather. In the Lake Victoria basin, higher humidity with showers almost all year round can be expected due to the high water evaporation of up to 75-80%. Humidity is significantly lower in the remaining part of the country. The dry season lasts from June to October and from December to March.

Note the seasons when planning your Uganda trip:

  • Long wet season: April – June
  • Short rainy season: October – December
  • Drying time: June – October, December – March.

During the rainy season, it rarely rains all day long and the short, violent cloudbursts are replaced by sunny hours. In the basin of Lake Victoria, there is a higher humidity with short rainfall throughout the year, which is due to the high water vaporization rate (75 to 80%). Humidity is rapidly declining in the rest of the country.

The best time to travel to Uganda

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