When to go

Straddling the equator, Uganda has a tropical climate relatively constant all year round: seasons are practically inexistent, temperatures fluctuation is minimal and rainfalls are distributed throughout the year. Although it is considered a year round destination, the best times for a safari in Uganda are from June to September and from December to February, during the dry season. In particular, during this time of the year the conditions for the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees trekking in the rainforests of Bwindi and Kibale are ideal. The green season, especially from March to May, is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing: animals are less concentrated and more difficult to spot due to the lush vegetation. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Uganda and that your priority is game viewing. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that make it unique and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Uganda.

Dry season

June – September and December – February

Best for: gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, game viewing in the national parks, fishing on the Victoria Nile and white water rafting in Jinja.

Green Season

October – November and March – May

Best for: birdwatching, landscape photography, watching herbivores giving birth.