Best Time to Visit Uganda For Safari Holidays

When to travel to Uganda for Safari Holidays

Uganda is a fantastic and well sought after adventure holiday destinations because of the enthralling mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Forest National Park. The mountain gorilla is one of the major reasons why many visit Uganda for safari holidays.

So when is the best time to plan a visit to Uganda for African holiday safaris? One can visit Uganda any time of the year; it’s what local destination experts fondly refer to us an all year-round holiday destination. In most cases, travellers planning to travel to Uganda are not quite sure of where to go and the best time to visit Uganda. The question of when to make a trip to Uganda mainly depends on an individual and the compelling reasons why they wish to visit. It normally boils down to questions such as;

  • Individual interests such as historical, cultural events, wildlife and birds etc
  • Holiday safari activities – photography, walking and trekking;
  • Bucket-list of holiday destinations to visit in Uganda

Ultimately, the local weather condition is a key to answering this question, because of it impacts on the seasons whereby each season has its highs and lows from the tourism view point. To delve further local destination experts in Uganda, highly recommend the dry spells as the best time to visit Tanzania for safari holidays. Very strong reasons have been brought forth to support this argument that the dry season between the months of June to August and December to February are right time to plan a visit to Uganda. The following some of the reasons;

  • During the dry spells, there is less vegetative cover, making it very easy to spot wildlife even from far.
  • Best time for mountain gorilla trekking safaris – book you gorilla permits well in advance.
  • As the relentless sun dries the water sources, wild animals will congregate around the remaining water holes and frequent the banks of permanent rivers.
  • In addition, all safari destinations are accessible
  • Less mosquitoes and bugs in the bushes.
Parks such as; Bwindi, Kibale, Mgahinga National Park and Queen Elizabeth National park  offers quite remarkable and rewarding game viewing during this time of the year. Destination experts strongly advise against making plans to visit Uganda during the wet season, which normally occurs between the months of March to May and September to November because;
  • Roads in the parks will be soggy and rendered impassable
  • Risk of severe flooding
  • Malaria and bugs
  • Animals are hard to find
  • Rain is a great impediment of many safari activities such as trekking, and hiking

Despite of these facts, the rainy season has it merits, there is less tourist traffic, discounted gorilla trekking permits, the remaining suppliers offer holiday deals and special offers in plenty. One can take advantage of prices cuts on holiday accommodations. The rainy season is considered as the low season in the Uganda tourism calendar.