Climate

What weather can you expect during your Uganda travel package?

Uganda's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine, moderated by the relatively high altitude of most areas of the country. Annual temperatures range from about 60°F in the southwestern highlands to 77°F in the northwest; but in the northeast, temperatures exceed 86°F about 254 days per year. Except in the northeastern corner of the country, rainfall is well distributed. The southern region has two rainy seasons, usually beginning in early April and again in October. Little rain falls in June and December. In the north, occasional rains occur between April and October, while the period from November to March is often very dry. Mean annual rainfall near Lake Victoria often exceeds 80 inches, and the mountainous regions of the southeast and southwest receive more than 60 inches of rainfall yearly. The lowest mean annual rainfall in the northeast is 20 inches.

January-March: The best time to go gorilla trekking is late December to early March, as the weather at this time of year is generally dry in Uganda (although rain falls in Uganda throughout the year).

April-June: There are two rainy seasons. The long rainy season takes place from March until the beginning of June. Someone may avoid trekking in the "official" rainy season only to find that it pours throughout their visit during another period.

July-September: July to August are also considered a good time to travel as they are some of the driest months. Certainly travelling straight after the rains (July) will ensure less dust for during vehicle transfers between locations.

October-December: This is the rainy season but, like anywhere, weather is never predictable. The short rainy season takes place from October until mid-December. Some people may avoid travelling during this time only to find that it pours with rain throughout their visit during another period.