Uganda is a good year-round destination, but the rainy seasons (March to May and November to December) can make logistics a little tricky.

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When to travel to Uganda

Uganda is a good year-round destination, but the rainy seasons (March to May and November to December) can make logistics a little tricky. Rain also increases the difficulty of tracking in Bwindi, Mgahinga and Kibale, rendering the mountain slopes muddy. Uganda has a major advantage in terms of temperature – although its location is equatorial, the high altitude eases the heat, meaning that the weather remains temperate all year round. The high season for Uganda safari falls in line with other East African destinations, which means during the winter months in the southern hemisphere, from June to October.

In comparison with its neighbours, Uganda sees fairly low numbers of tourists, meaning that its national parks are uncrowded. The country’s main attraction is undeniably the imposing mountain gorillas, the last of their kind. They make their home in the forests along the south western border of Uganda, mostly in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Impenetrable Forest. This park is home to over half the remaining wild mountain gorilla in the world.

Why travel to Uganda

Lonely Planet named Uganda as the best travel destination for 2012.Uganda has stunningly beautiful scenery, good travel infrastructure and have no mass tourism. Sir Winston Churchill described Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa”, the famous Murchison Falls plunges the waters of the Nile by a 7 m wide gorge and 43 m in depth.


This country on the equator will inspire you! Nestled in a landscape of large water areas, savannas and forests it is the people who make Uganda so special. Over 60 different ethnic groups dominate the country with their languages ​​and traditions. Respect and hospitality are deeply rooted values. After many years of international isolation, people today possess a seemingly unquenchable joy of encounters with strangers. Life takes place on the streets and the markets. These places offer much more than shopping and serve as the exchange of news. The real authentic culture can be experienced in the smaller towns of Uganda. However, the “Pearl of Africa” ​​is also an ideal habitat for various species of animals that are home to chimpanzees, elephants, tree-climbing lions and more than a thousand species of birds. Today Uganda is among the best birding and photography destinations in the world.


Uganda, “The Pearl of Africa” ​​- as described by Winston Churchill has so much to offer: In Uganda both Kampala and Entebbe are ideal locations for your stay: from here you can take day trips to Lake Victoria for sports fishing, Mpanga forest or botanical gardens for birds and monkey watching, Ngamba for chimpanzee viewing, to the source of the Nile in Jinja for water rafting as well as visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe.


A very special fascination emanates from the mountain gorillas, those rainforest residents who are threatened with extinction. The encounter with these unique primates makes us realize how similar they are human.


Furthermore the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as the Mgahinga National Park, the Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and Kyambura Gorge, the vast plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, thundering waterfalls of the Nile in Murchison National Park and the great Lake Victoria Watch out for elephants, giraffes, lions and leopards during a boat trip on the Nile, the giant crocodiles and the large hippo herds that blink out of the water, the wildlife paradise in Kidepo Valley National Park and so much more.


But of course it is not just the mountain gorillas in Bwindi making our tour so unique and exciting: Imagine a boat trip on the Nile to the Murchison Falls and marvel at the abundant waters of Murchison Falls or a boat trip on the Kazinga Channels where you can see many different animal , bird and monkey species in a natural ‘zoo’ really close, observe chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park or  look out for the lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for being lazy dozing in the fig trees or Kidepo National Parks. In the most important national parks we go on a game that veiled in mist Ruwenzori Experience Mountains that rise into the sky snowy 5,000m. You can also visit Lake Mburo National Park for the zebras, eland, topi, impala and many other animals or watch the world go by while you relax at Lake Bunyonyi. Relax on a tour of adventure and variety in one of the last natural refuges in the world!!


Diversity and uniqueness of the Ugandan nature is the main attraction the country.

Uganda can be visited any time of the year!!!Because of the altitude (over 1,200 meters), the temperatures are relatively low in some parts of the countries, despite the proximity to the equator. The maximum temperatures are 26 – 29 ° Celsius. Lake Victoria, the largest lake greatly affects the tropical climate more determined by a change of wet and dry seasons (alternating humid climates).

Getting around Uganda


International flights land at Entebbe, near the capital city of Kampala.

Networks of domestic light aircraft flights provide access to airstrips adjacent to all major parks.


Road transfers are available but due to poor road conditions, this may take considerably longer.

This is the best way to experience East Africa. Hire a 4×4 and let us enable you to experience authentic Africa!

Getting around Uganda

April and May:
Heavy rains

June to September:
dry season

October and November:
Heavy rains

December to February:
dry season. In the north of Uganda, the rainy season extends from April until
of October.

Shorter drying period

Great rainy season

From May to September
Large dry season

Small rainy season

Small dry season.

What we learned in Uganda……….

Ugandans appreciate those who dress modestly.

Smoking is forbidden in public while in Uganda

Only a limited number of permits are available in each gorilla park, therefore it is essential to book well in advance


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Visa Requirements

Not Needed for EU Citizens.



Languages spoken


Currency Used


Area (km2)

750.63 km2


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