Uganda is a great destination to view wildlife in both forest and savannah. Not to be missed is gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga, while chimps can easily be spotted in Kibale and several other locations. Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national parks offer wonderful savannah safaris with good wildlife viewing, as does the more remote Kidepo National Park.
Wildlife IN Uganda
Uganda also offers great savannah safaris, and all of the Big Five, as well as the immensely popular mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
While leopards, white rhinoceros, and cheetahs are less common in Uganda than in countries such as Tanzania and Kenya, elephant, lion, and zebra numbers are high.
Weathers In Uganda
Uganda has a warm tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 25-29°C (77- 84°F), apart from in the mountainous areas, which are much cooler; the top of Mount Elgon is often covered with snow. The hottest months are December to February. Evenings can feel chilly after the heat of the day with temperatures around 17- 18ºC (63-64°F).
The south has two Wet seasons: from mid-September to November and March to May, but it can really rain at any time. The north, has one continuous Wet season from March to November and a more obvious Dry season from December to February.
Best Time to Visit Uganda
The best to visit Uganda is during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.