Best time to see the African big Five in Uganda

Best time to see the African big Five in Uganda

Destination Uganda is lies on the equatorial climate making an all year round travel destination, April and November sees the country receive the highest amount of rain fall though the rains come in mostly in the morning and late afternoon and they will last for 2-3 hours most times.

The best time to visit Uganda is dependent on the wildlife you'd like to see as the climate is good all year round. Equatorial Uganda has a pleasant warm and tropical climate with insignificant seasonal variations. There are wetter months that make certain plans and activities somewhat trickier which are worth factoring into your planning.

Primate trekking (Gorillas, Chimpanzees, golden monkeys) are best visited during the countries two dry spells, that’s from June to September and from December to February meanwhile wildlife viewing in Uganda is best during the wet season as most animals will move to the open and dry areas to avoid the wet and damp areas making them easily seen during game drives.

Where to go

  • 1. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is a protected area where they are breeding the Rhinos and the chances of finding them is 99%.
  • 2. The Nile delta area in Murchison falls national park is a big hunting ground for Lions and leopards, the open savannah provides perfect habitat for Buffalos and the river Rhine forest is perfect for the elephants.
  • 3. The Kasenyi plains in northern queen Elizabeth is where you need to spend your morning hours and the evenings as lion and leopard sightings are common and the Kazinga channel is a perfect place to see the elephants come to drink water.
  • 4. The rocky out crops called the Kopjes in Narus valley in Kidepo valley national park is the area you need to look out for while on game drives during the dry season.
  • 5. The acacia track and the research track is some of the best places to look out for the leopard in Lake Mburo national park.