For 2021 gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee tracking tours, wildlife safari, game viewing, and bird watching tours there are the best months for 2021 Uganda safaris. Uganda was dubbed the Pearl of Africa for the beauty-filled within this country.
Uganda is home to diverse wildlife and bird species found within very scenic landscapes in ecosystems that breed the wildlife. With this immense beauty, many travelers world over wonder what the best months for 2021 Uganda safaris are. The best months for 2021 Uganda safaris generally is the dry season which is in the months of June – September, and December – February.
However, Uganda is an all year round visited destination and Uganda safari is possible at any time of the year, it just depends on where you want to visit or which activities you would love to do. Uganda has two rainy seasons and these are March-May and October – November. During these rainy seasons, the rain totals are high and safari activities may become less enjoyable.
During the rainy season, however, the far northern region of the country where Kidepo Valley National Park is situated does not have much rain. The months of September, October, and November are the best months to visit Kidepo Valley, National Park. December -February is also favorable though the area gets so dry and therefore if you are affected by too much heat it’s not advisable to visit during this time of the year.
Best months: June – September, and December – February (rains are low)
Rainy season: March-May and October – November
In all of the 10 national parks in Uganda, there is wildlife, however, the best parks for wildlife viewing include Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park. The best time for wildlife safaris in Uganda to these parks is during the dry season months of June – September, and December – February. During this time the rains are less and at the same time, photography is clear.
Best time for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda
The best time of the year for Uganda gorilla trekking safaris in both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is during the dry season months of June –August and December –February which makes it easy to go through the trails. When trails are drier, gorilla trekking is easy since trails are passable and the park is accessible.
It is best advisable to track gorillas during the dry season since it’s easy to trek gorillas as well as view wildlife. However, the dry season is actually the peak or high season therefore early booking is recommendable since permits can easily get fully booked as well as accommodation.
Best time for chimpanzee tracking tour in Uganda
Chimpanzee tracking tour in both Kibale Forest National Park and Budongo Forest which are the best spots in the country is good all year round. However, chimp tracking is good from December to March and also in June and July when rainfall is less.
The best time to visit Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking tour is in the season of June to September and December to February when the forest trails are generally drier and therefore making trekking easier. The other months between March to May and September to November the weather is characterized by heavy rainfall and therefore the forest trails, paths and walkways become slippery and more challenging to trek through.
For other sites including Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest, and Kyambura Gorge, the best time to go chimpanzee trekking is during the months of December to March and also June to July when the rains are less and trekking is easier. These habitats have different forest cover and therefore the rainy seasons may vary slightly.
However, it is important to note that during the dry season, the chimpanzees also find it easier to move through the forest for longer hours and therefore trek a lot. Therefore, during the dry, it may require more strength to trek for longer hours since the chimpanzees also easily move to places deeper in the forest. In the rainy season, however, chimpanzees have a lot of food in the forest and therefore do not trek for longer distances searching for food which makes them easier to trek.
Best time for bird watching tour in Uganda
Generally, the best time for bird watching tour safaris in Uganda is during the months of late May to September when rains are less. Migrant birds are present in the country from November to April. If your interest is resident birds, then Uganda bird watching tour safaris are good all year round.
This is the best time to start planning any trip for 2021 since there is still enough time to make the right choices. With the fact that you now know the best months for any Uganda safari, choose to plan your tour well by contacting Acacia Safaris. On top of Uganda safaris, we also have a great experience in tailoring Rwanda tours, Kenya safaris, or Tanzania wildlife safaris.
Here are some of the recommended itineraries that tourists can choose when going on the East Africa safari.