THE BEST TIME TO VISIT UGANDA
The Best Time To visit Uganda : Clearly, if you are a tourist and hoping to have a blast on your trip the only magic trick is having the perfect timing for your journey while on a Uganda safari.
In his publication of 1908 entitled “My African Journey” describing about his tour in to Uganda in 1907, Sir Witson Churchill the British statesman who was a two-time Prime Minister labeled Uganda “The Pearl Of Africa “ a name that stands till this day. The plenty of tourism sites bonded with the great scenery must have been the main reason he declared it the pearl of Africa.
Uganda is a home to over 45 million people that do not only speak different languages but also have different cultures. Amazingly Uganda has the youngest population in the world! The Capital City is Kampala with almost 41 languages spoken but the main ones being Swahili, Luganda, and English. English is the official language and its part of the Commonwealth.
Uganda houses the source of the longest river which is River Nile and also the second largest fresh water body lake named after Queen Victoria of England. The pearl of Africa lies wholly between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn making Tropical Climate the average climate. Other climatic regions include Equatorial Climate, Semi-Arid, and Montane Climate.
Uganda is crossed by the major latitude, geographically known as the equator. The presence of the Equator blesses the nation with two great seasons, the wet and dry seasons, whole year through. The wet season is usually in the months of Feb, March, April and September, October November. The dry season is in the months of May, June, July, August and December, January.
Fortunately, all tourist activities in the country are open for the whole year so the best time to visit the country is entirely dependent on the preference of the tourist. Your preference could vary from the animals you want to see, your budget, personal matters etc. whatever it you are able to enjoy the country any time of the year.
Uganda’s top tourist attractions include general nature features, culture, wildlife especially the endangered mountain gorillas. The top destinations in the country include Bwindi National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Murchison falls, Kidepo Valley National park, Lake Mburo National Park, Jinja source of the Nile and many more. All these parks are open all throughout the year and you can have safari activities in any of them at any time of the year.
The most popular activities done in the country include mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, game drives, boat rides, hiking, community tours and many more.
Of the entire activities mountain gorilla trekking is the most sought after tourist activity and its one of the most thrilling activities in the country. The activity allows you to visit the mountain gorillas in their habitats and you spend an hour in their presence observing them and interacting with them. Mountain gorilla trekking in the country is done in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park. As stated anytime you desire to visit the country, it’s the same thing for mountain gorilla trekking anytime you choose to do it is the best time for the activity.
For all mountain gorillas trekking experiences one needs a mountain gorilla trekking permit and these permits cost 700 USD per person per trek. Also in this era as we learn to live with Covid-19, all persons interested in trekking the mountain gorillas are required have tested negative for covid-19 at least 72 hours prior to the trekking experience.
- But all that said the best time to visit the country is any time you wish too.