WHEN TO GO
Most of Uganda is plateau with a tropical climate, dry seasons occur from December – February and June to September. Short rains during March and November create spring-like conditions for lush greenery while wet conditions in April and May is also low season. Gorilla trekking is ideal during dry seasons but expect more crowds.
A local guide and driver is recommended for experiencing areas in a time-efficient and safe manner. A network of public transport is available in the capital city Kampala for getting around independently and beating traffic jams!
LOCAL INSIDER TIPS
We love Cassia Lodge for sunset views overlooking Lake Victoria. Located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills in Kampala, watch the city being slowly lit up from an outdoor terrace vantage point.
With ten national parks, Uganda offers an unparalleled wildlife experience unbeknownst to many. Hike in Kibale Forest – the home of chimpanzees, track and spend time with mountain gorillas in the wild of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or see tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
NATURE AND LANDSCAPES
Offering more than 50 protected areas, Uganda surprises with its luxuriant natural landscapes found in all parts of the country. Be awed by dramatic waterfalls at Murchison Falls National Park, glacier snow-peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains or the peaceful and magical Lake Bunyonyi.
ADVENTURE AND EXPLORATION
Uganda serves up a myriad of activities for the thrill seeker or beginner adventurer. Hikers and mountaineers can partake in short one-day walks or multi-day treks in the Rwenzori Mountains while adrenaline junkies can whitewater raft on grade 5 rapids or bungee jump over the River Nile.