Best time to visit Uganda, Uganda Pearl of Africa. Why Uganda Pearl of Africa is popularly known as “the pearl of Africa” standing at the equator together with Lake Victoria second largest lake in the whole world, its where the river Nile starts its long journey to the whole world, despite it being a land locked country, Uganda has got the best of nature that she has been endowed with, flora and fauna, beautiful escarpments, lakes and rivers. Its bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, democratic republic of Congo to the west, south west Rwanda and Tanzania to the south.
Uganda’s 10 national parks, game reserves and sanctuaries are homes to distinctive wild life together with the water bodies, each of them has got a different terrain environment vegetation ranging from Savannah to moorland most of which are found in the Albertine rift valley, the fauna includes elephants, lions, buffalos, elands, impala, zebras, waterbucks, bush backs, sitatunga, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, cheetah, leopard, mountain gorilla, chimpanzee among other species and also harbors more 1000 bird species most of which are endemic to different Ugandan regions. for example, pelicans, king fisher, herons, the famous shoe bill, African fish eagles, piapiac, the African green broadbill.
Tourism activities take place in the parks and game reserves which include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, birding, fishing, boat cruise and launch drives, game drives, and nature walk, horseback riding, quad biking, rafting in the popular activities, there are best times to enjoy Uganda with less difficulty to participate in the activities is based on Uganda’s weather conditions.
Uganda’s weather conditions range from warmth in the lowlands areas to coolness in the highland areas, it receives two seasons the rainy seasons that falls in the months of march, October and November and dry seasons December to February, late June – august. Uganda can be visited all year round however the best time to visit is during the dry seasons based on the fact that most roads to the safari destinations are in poor conditions, slippery and muddy in the game parks. Tourist numbers fall during the rainy season and this time is what’s regarded as the low season and the peak is always during the dry season.
Various accommodation is available in the destination areas ranging from luxury to budget and can be accessed by road or air charter flights can be organized in kajansi- Kampala of Entebbe.