Low and High Seasons in Uganda

Uganda is the pearl of Africa situated in East Africa it’s positioned on the equator and also a landlocked country, the country’s climate is moderate all year round with two rainy and dry seasons per year. The dry season is the peak season when most tourists flood the country and during the wet season the number of tourists declines annually thought the country can be visited all year round let’s look at the seasons of the Ugandan tourism industry below:

High season

The high season can also be defined as the dry season, this is the time when the tour operators in the country are too busy with visitors and making more profits this starts from June to September and December to early February. December is the busiest of all this is the time the domestic tourists also join in to tour the country.

The dry seasons offer the best opportunities to view wild life as the Savannah plains in most parks are short making it easy to spot wildlife and most water sources in the parks dry up making it easy to see animals in water pools.

During this high season gorilla permits need to be booked early in advance or you might just miss the best time and get pushed to low season.

Low season

This is the season of rain in most parts of the country and some tour operators close down or give up to 50% discount rates which is an advantage for budget travelers. There are always interruptions while doing many activities, gorilla trekking is a bit hard as the rocks become slippery and it gets muddy. However the climate of keeps changing even after heavy rains the skies become clear and the sun shines once more in Uganda.

During low seasons you will also be able to see plenty of animals including new born babies though not plenty like in the drier months.

The temperatures averages from 23° to 27° during day and it’s cool during night time. Uganda receives abundant sunshine about 365 days a year.

The rainy season is also time for bird enthusiasts to visit the country this the best time to do birding with many of migratory birds from North Africa and Europe present in the country.

What makes the rainy season more favorable is that parks are also less crowded with few tourists therefore you can have the all time of the wilderness to yourself.

Basing on weather the best place to do wildlife viewing is in the famous Kidepo valley national park and Murchison falls national park found outside the great lakes region.

The rainy season will require that you travel with four wheel drive vehicles as their higher chances of getting stuck in muddy roads and walking trails are also muddy making your safari uncomfortable.

Though Uganda has got low and high seasons the country can still be visited all year round and you will still experience the wildness encounter.

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