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Important Reasons Why You Should Visit Uganda

Important Reasons why you should visit Uganda

There are many reasons why you should visit Uganda, the pearl of Africa. Here we will mention two important factors that make this East African country a holiday destination for many from all over the world.


Uganda has a pleasantly warm and tropical climate within significant seasonal variations, making it suitable to visit all year round. It has a warm tropical climate with average temperatures of 23°C .It is sunny most of the year with temperatures rarely rising above 29°C (84 degrees Fahrenheit).

Uganda`s climate consists of a wet/rainy and a dry season. There are two rainy seasons—the short rains that occur from March to May, and the long rains, which occur from September to November. However, in western Uganda and around Lake Victoria it can rain at almost any time of the year, but rainy spells are usually brief. Even during the rainy seasons, the sun is out most of the time and rain often occurs at night and during the early morning hours.

Similarly, there are also two dry seasons -from June to August and from December to February. During the dry season, the skies are usually clear with lots of sunshine and the average temperature is 27°C, with 16°C in the early morning.

January and February tend to be the warmest and driest months of the year (although there is always a chance of rain). This is especially true in the lower lying areas where wildlife drives, boat trips etc. take place. Despite hot daytime temperatures in lower lying areas, it will be much cooler at night and during time spent at higher altitudes where gorilla treks take place. 

The best time to Visit Uganda is between its two dry seasons: (December to February and between June and August). These Times are the best for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game viewing in Uganda`s Savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons – February and March and September/Early October when wild life is concentrated around water sources.

2. Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is rich in nature and wild life.

Uganda has a variety of tree species, plant life, beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife, including the great Apes (Chimpanzee & Mountain Gorilla) and the Big 5 (Lions, African elephants, Buffaloes, leopard and Rhinos). It is every traveller’s fascination to visit Uganda and be able to have the once in a lifetime glimpse of the Africa safari big five wild animals. Uganda has both small and large mammals and the recorded number is 342 different species. If you are planning on experiencing the wildlife of Uganda, there are several destinations that you can check out that will offer you an experience worth spending money on.


Uganda has more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population found on the Virunga Mountain slopes in Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

There are two species of gorilla recorded only in Africa: the Eastern and Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). Uganda’s mountain gorilla is a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, found only in the east-central African rainforests. As their name hints, they live only in the mountains at elevations between 8,000 and 13,000 feet.

Mountain Gorillas at Mgahinga National park
A Gorilla being seen at Mgahinga National Park

According to a recent publication, a little more than 1,000 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth. Some of the mountain gorilla population lives in the rainforests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. The other almost half roam the montane jungle floors of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Below  are some of the other animal you will see from Uganda`s 10 national Parks :

A tourist being guided on a game drive.
  • Primates –chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, golden monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, and many more
  • Carnivores – Lion, Leopards, African wildcats, cheetahs, hyena, and many more
  • Herbivores – Buffalos, elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Rhino, Zebra, Antelope, Uganda Kob and many more
  • Reptiles – Crocodiles, pythons, snakes, monitor lizards, chameleons.
  • Birds- African eagle, vultures, turacos, and many more

Uganda The Pearl of Africa, a country worth visiting.

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