When is the best time to go to Uganda?

When is the best time to go to Uganda? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Uganda, the weather is good across more than 67% of the territory for: January and February
  • The best months to go to Kampala are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Kampala are January, February, March, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are October and November
  • Kampala is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year

Annual weather in Uganda

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Uganda for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 56°F to 94°F
1 to 14 days*
February 58°F to 95°F
2 to 18 days*
March 58°F to 94°F
7 to 25 days*
April 58°F to 86°F
12 to 28 days*
May 56°F to 83°F
9 to 27 days*
June 56°F to 83°F
5 to 22 days*
July 56°F to 83°F
3 to 20 days*
August 58°F to 85°F
8 to 23 days*
September 58°F to 86°F
12 to 27 days*
October 58°F to 86°F
17 to 28 days*
November 56°F to 86°F
12 to 28 days*
December 56°F to 90°F
6 to 23 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Uganda by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Uganda

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Uganda and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Kampala, Gulu, Kabale, Entebbe and Kasese.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Uganda

Find out when Uganda has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Uganda

The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April, May, June, October and November. The number of visitors to Uganda is high in: January, July, August, September and December.

  • Very low season in Uganda: April.
  • Low season in Uganda: February, March, May, June, October and November.
  • High season in Uganda: January, July and September.
  • Peak season in Uganda: August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Uganda month by month

Average price for flights to Uganda

A return flight between London and Kampala is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 511 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 351 more for your airline ticket to Kampala if you go in august.

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Where to go in Uganda?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


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good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Uganda

What can I do in Uganda?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Uganda reliable?

Climate data for Uganda has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Uganda allows us to determine the average for each month in Kampala, Gulu, Kabale, Entebbe, Kasese and Soroti.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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