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Low and Peak Season On Uganda Safari

Low and Peak Season On Uganda Safari – If you are considering a safari in Uganda, you might be wondering about the best time to visit. At Kenlink Tours, we assure you that you can embark on a Ugandan safari any time of the year. Uganda’s location just by the equator grants it a wonderful climate, providing “summer” conditions year-round.

This equatorial climate means that temperatures are consistently warm and pleasant, making Uganda an ideal safari destination throughout the year. Whether you choose to visit in the dry season from December to February and June to August or the wet season from March to May and September to November, there are always incredible wildlife experiences waiting for you.

During the dry season, wildlife is easier to spot as animals gather around water sources, and the vegetation is less dense. This period is particularly excellent for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The wet season, on the other hand, brings lush green landscapes and fewer tourists, offering a more exclusive experience. Bird watching is also at its peak during this time.

Kenlink Tours provides expert guidance and tailor-made safari packages to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in Uganda, no matter when you choose to visit. Join us for a journey into the heart of Africa’s natural beauty and diverse wildlife.

Weather Pattern in Uganda

Uganda boasts a tropical climate, characterized by two distinct dry seasons and two wet seasons. The dry seasons typically run from June to August and from late December to February. Conversely, the wet seasons span from March to May and from September to mid-December. However, it’s important to note that even during the wet seasons, it usually only rains for a few hours each day. Similarly, the dry season does not guarantee completely rain-free days, as occasional showers can still occur.

High Season for Safaris in Uganda

The high season for safaris in Uganda aligns with its dry seasons, although safaris are feasible throughout the year. The first high season starts in June, peaks in July and August, and tapers off in September. The second high season begins in mid-December, peaks around Christmas and January, and then slows down in February. These periods are popular due to the reduced rainfall, making it easier to spot wildlife. If you plan to visit during these peak times, especially for gorilla trekking, it is advisable to plan well in advance.

Low Season for Safaris in Uganda

The low season for Ugandan safaris falls between March and May, and October to mid-December. Despite being the low season, these months still offer excellent travel opportunities. Wildlife is often more active, there are fewer visitors in the national parks, and the scenery is lush and green. Many travelers choose to visit during these months to enjoy a more serene experience.

Price Differences Between High and Low Season in Uganda

Generally, there is no significant price difference between high and low seasons for most safari activities in Uganda. Costs related to activities, fuel, vehicles, guides, and most accommodations remain consistent throughout the year. However, luxury lodges may offer discounted rates during the low season months.

When is the Best Time for a Safari in Uganda?

While Uganda is a year-round safari destination, certain months may offer a more optimal experience. For travelers with flexible schedules, we recommend visiting in June, September, February, or March. These months, at the transition between seasons, provide an opportunity to explore the national parks when they are less crowded, thereby enhancing your nature experience.

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