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Best time to visit Uganda

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The best time to visit Uganda is June-October

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, June-October is the best time to go to Uganda.

Summer temperatures in Kampala, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda, can reach a maximum of 31℃ (87℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 14℃ (57℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Uganda, and you can see more in the handy table below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Uganda are usually in January, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Uganda falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Discover top destinations in Uganda below and find out everything you need to know about when to travel, including detailed climate and weather information, and tools to help you find the best prices to help you book your trip.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

January

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Uganda seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Uganda is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Uganda

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
KampalaJune-October
28℃
17℃
28℃
18℃
27℃
18℃
26℃
18℃
25℃
17℃
25℃
16℃
25℃
16℃
25℃
17℃
25℃
17℃
25℃
17℃
25℃
17℃
26℃
17℃
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Top FAQs

Uganda is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Uganda:

The warmest month of the year in Kampala, one of the most popular places to visit in Uganda, is February.
The driest month of the year in Kampala, Uganda, is usually around January each year.

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