Best Time to Visit Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda will depend on the kinds of activities you would like to experience; but the country can be visited at any time of year as it mostly enjoys the perfect tropical climate all year round. Temperatures average about 26°C - 30°C (78°F - 86°F) with the hottest months being December to February.

If you’re looking for the best trekking conditions to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees visit during Uganda’s two dry seasons: December to February and June to August. While game viewing is great during this time, September and October is best for spotting large herds along rivers and at waterholes while vegetation is low. While bird watching is possible throughout the year migratory birds can be seen from November to February.

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Climate guide for Uganda

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kampala and Entebbe 24°C 97mm 25°C 43mm 24°C 43mm 24°C 116mm 23°C 108mm 22°C 162mm 22°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 22°C 71mm 22°C 99mm 23°C 91mm 22°C 142mm
Queen Elizabeth National Park 22°C 79mm 23°C 189mm 23°C 86mm 20°C 480mm 19°C 32mm 16°C 1mm 16°C 1mm 18°C 6mm 18°C 15mm 20°C 28mm 21°C 143mm 21°C 162mm
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