Uganda’s Climate & Seasons

Uganda has a warm-cool climate year round and has wet and dry seasons. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a tropical rain forest with altitude above 1500 asl and can be wet and cold at any time of year. ENSI offers safaris to Uganda year round, and travelers who leave conventional insight unheeded by making their trip during the rains of November, April or May will almost certainly be treated to unexpected and exciting wildlife experiences, un-crowded game reserves and probably preferable sunshine. However due to climate change weather patterns make transitions between rainy and dry seasons come and go erratically.
Below are the following typical seasonal highlights:

December – February

This is the hot dry season. Good for birds and animal viewing, though long grass may make some smaller species hard to see; Spring-like conditions in Uganda and ideal time for gorilla trekking

March – April

Heavy rain season start at this time; Birding and game viewing is excellent over short new grass of the plains. Weather conditions are moderated by cool and cold nights.


This month concurrent heavy rains, earth roads are motorable. There’s great biological activity in the reserves, beautiful green landscapes, but muddy, and sometimes slippery, conditions for gorilla tracking.

June – October

This is the cooler dry season. Peak tourist season is July-September. Excellent wildlife viewing conditions, though many roads are dusty. This is an excellent time of year for gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park also it’s the time migratory birds begin to arrive from Eurasia.


Here begin the short rains. There’s nice greening of plants. Anticipate sporadic showers and some flash flooding. Muddy and sometimes slippery conditions for gorilla tracking