NATIONAL PARKS SAFARIS UGANDA

HIGHLIGHTS, WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW TO VISIT THEM

 

UGANDA's CLIMATE ZONES

UGANDA'S CLIMATE ZONES vary from cold permanently wet snowcapped mountains to hot savannahs. Our climate map, graphs and statistics let you see when is the best time to visit.

Uganda Climate Zones

The climate of Uganda is rather equatorial with semi-dry savannahs in the north-east and deciduous to semi-humid forests in the South-west, with rainfall increasing from North to South. Kampala has an average of about 1,400mm of rainfall per year, with peaks in April and November, while there are no periods without any rainfall at all. This makes Southern Uganda rather humid and particularly Western Uganda has quite a few forests, while large parts of the country look green during most of the year. As these are averages, annual fluctuations are considerable and may well fluctuate between 1,100mm and 1,900mm per year.

 

Why Choose the Uganda National Parks Safari?

Developed by our world-renowned national parks expert, Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil, this is the best safari on the market. Itinerary: UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Mountain Gorilla Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,   Kibale National Park, Mburo National Park Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's most famous park Queen Elisabeth National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala.

Why Book a Uganda Tour Holiday with Us?

Because for a very competitive price, you focus on the real national parks of Uganda without losing valuable vacation time in less interesting non-protected locations in the countryside.

Our  Uganda National Parks Safari naturalist guide really knows his birds and mammals, as well as the culture and customs of the people.

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As rainfall increases with elevation, there is a lot of rainfall in the Rwenzori Mountains and on Mount Elgon, each being clad with beautiful cloud forests. Mount Elgon is renowned for its Podocarpus forest.

 

UGANDA CLIMATE ZONES: The Rwenzori Mountains are Africa's only snow-capped Mountain Chain.UGANDA's CLIMATE ZONES: Dry savannahs in the lowlands with fabulous wildlife, like the Tomson's Gazelle.

Uganda's Climate Zones vary from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, to the

Dry savannahs in the lowlands with fabulous wildlife, like the Tomson's Gazelle.

 

Uganda climate zones: Cloud forest Rwenzori Mountains.Uganda climate zones: Podacarpus forest.

Cloud forest Rwenzori Mountains.

Podacarpus forest in intermediate rainfall areas.

 

UGANDA's CLIMATE ZONES: Uganda's monthly rainfall and temperatures.

The blue bars give the monthly rainfall for Uganda in this World Bank graph, which adds up to about 1,400mm per year, and relatively well-spread over the year, making Uganda some of the greener countries in Africa.

Below are statistics from various sources, to give you an impression of what the climate looks like.

 

UGANDA's CLIMATE ZONES: Rainfall, hours of sun, temperatures, # rainy days.

 

Uganda Climate Zone data for Kampala, as generated by the World Climate Guide.

Climate data for Kampala

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high °C °F

33
91

36
97

33
91

33
91

29
84

29
84

29
84

29
84

31
88

32
90

32
90

32
90

36
97

Average high °C °F

28.5
83.3

29.3
84.7

28.7
83.7

27.7
81.9

27.2
81

26.9
80.4

26.7
80.1

27.2
81

27.9
82.2

27.7
81.9

27.4
81.3

28
82

27.8
82

Daily mean °C °F

22.7
72.9

22.6
72.7

22.6
72.7

21.9
71.4

21.4
70.5

21
70

20.6
69.1

20.9
69.6

21.3
70.3

21.8
71.2

21.9
71.4

21.9
71.4

21.72
71.1

Average low °C °F

17.9
64.2

18.3
64.9

18.2
64.8

18.1
64.6

17.9
64.2

17.7
63.9

17.2
63

17.0
62.6

17.2
63

17.5
63.5

17.5
63.5

17.8
64

17.7
63.9

Record low °C °F

12
54

14
57

13
55

14
57

15
59

12
54

12
54

12
54

13
55

13
55

14
57

12
54

12
54

Average rainfall mm inches

71
2.8

54
2.13

119
4.69

174
6.85

124
4.88

66
2.6

56
2.2

91
3.58

106
4.17

126
4.96

152
5.98

86
3.39

1,225
48.23

Avg. rainy days ≥ 1 mm

7

8

12

16

13

8

7

9

11

15

14

10

130

Average relative humidity %

66

68.5

73

78.5

80.5

78.5

77.5

77.5

75.5

73.5

73

71.5

74.5

Mean monthly sunshine hours

155

170

155

120

124

180

186

155

150

155

150

124

1,824

Source: World Meteorological Organization. Climate-Data.org for mean temperatures

Source: BBC Weather

 

Do you prefer lush green landscapes but with less game visibility, or would you rather see wildlife better in the wide open leafless landscapes during the dry season? Check out our Uganda climate zone data above and decide when is the best time for you to join us on a Uganda National Parks Safari.

 

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