The dry season is the best time to visit Uganda. These months are are June, July and August as well as December, January and February. A primate experience is a good for every safari to Uganda. The rain forests’ habitat turns to be very wet and can’t escape completely from rain. However, this is Africa. Even after heavy rains, sun usually comes out and brightens the day.
Best time to go: June through out August (Longest dry season) then December through to February (Shortest dry season)
High / Peak Season: June to September (Gorilla permits ought to be booked in advance)
The Low Season: March through to May (Worst Rainfall) and October to November (Rain is not so much)
Months with the Best Weather: June to July apparently has the best weather condition then January to February.
Months with the Worst Weather: March through to May (Rain is so heavy)
This turns out to be the best time to visit all safari parks in Uganda is June to September and December though February. It’s the good time to track gorillas because these the months are very dry. The skies are clear, there is less rain and more sunshine. It’s easier to spot wildlife in various Savannah reserves because vegetation is scarce and animals tend to be around sources of water to keep hydrated.
Despite being the peak season, the parks hardly get crowded. Gorilla trekking permits ought to be booked early enough to avoid missing out.
In the wet seasons, various Savannah reserves are very green and this keeps animals far away from accessible places. Besides, it is low season and results in low discounted rates. Despite Ugandan wildlife being easy to see in dry months of the year, you will still get to see herds of them among these including newly born animals in the low season (wet season).
However, some roads around national parks get in very bad conditions and cars (non 4wd cars) often get stuck. The forest trails also tend to become slippery & challenging to hike. Even in rain, you cannot cancel your a purchased gorilla tracking permit. Departures still go as booked.