Uganda is well known as the pearl of Africa with nice weather patterns and can be visited throughout the year. The country is located on the equator and has two climate seasons dry and wet. This is because of its atmosphere and area to the equator and Lake Victoria. Uganda for the most part has two rainy seasons; the short season begins from October to November and the long rainy season begins from Mid-march until the end of May. The best time to visit Uganda the pearl of Africa for Uganda safaris and gorilla and chimpanzee tracking safaris is June, July, August and September. January and February is also fine to travel to Uganda especially for Uganda wildlife safaris.
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With the greatest months to visit Uganda, many holiday makers make safari trip from May to September to February since in these months, the measure of rain has decreased and it’s sunny with blue sky in most of the tourist destinations. December is one of the busiest months of the year in most national parks and it’s advisable to book and pay your accommodation, gorilla and chimpanzee permits in advance to prevent inconveniences and disappointments. During Christmas festival time, most Uganda intend to take holidays to national parks so December is always the busiest month.
The months from April through to July are cool, however August starts to marginally warm up, and the climate remains as such straight up to mid-November. Like whatever remains of the landmass, Rwanda has a lot of changing climate designs. Kwanza Tours keeps up close contact with safari driver guides, camps, rangers, lodges and other personnel, who give us information about the climate conditions. So you can rest guaranteed that your advisors will have the capacity to advice you on up-to-date climatic conditions and plan your excursion well.
Make certain not to disregard Rwanda's two wet seasons when timing your tour. The long rains start to fall around mid February and last through to May, while the short rains begin in October and can last until the middle of December. Even during the rains, you can expect that there will be spells when the sky is clear and the sun sparkling. Rain can likewise be limited to specific zones amid the day while others stay dry.
Visiting Uganda in low season is alright to many travellers since accommodation is attracts many visitors to travel despite the fact that it’s a rainy season. Visiting in this season likewise implies that you will enjoy the national parks with moderately low tourists crowds. It’s additionally said that February and September are great months for a safari holidays in Uganda since there are less voyagers visiting and safari lodges and hotels are not fully booked like in the high season.
Game viewing in all the national parks of Uganda is perfect in the dry season; from February and March, September and beginning of October. This is mainly because the wildlife species are concentrated around water bodies within those parks. Bird watching as an activity is best carried out between November and April when the migrant birds are present in the country but can also be carried out all year round. Tourists are however advisable to avoid taking vacations during the heavy rain months of April and May to be able to enjoy their vacations in Uganda.
In spite of the fact that mountain gorilla tracking can be led throughout the entire year in these two countries because of the fairly moist seasons experienced by the national parks in which these gorillas live, many travellers visiting these great apes from June to September and from December up to February. Mountain gorilla and chimpanzee tracking can be done on the rainy season and the national parks are busy anf fully in operation. Regardless of what your explanation is, encounter reveals that gorilla tracking can be enjoyed throughout the entire year and you will enjoy the great experience. This correspondingly applies in Uganda although in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the rain start in March up to May. Positively it is not raining heavily and can be a bit challenging to track the sheer scene. During that time the rain falls for only one to two hours in around 3 days of the week and fro the rest the sun is out.