When is the best time to go to Kampala?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Kampala are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, temperatures are cool throughout the year
  • The rainiest months are October and November

Annual weather in Kampala

For full information about the climate and weather in Kampala a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 65°F/85°F
February 67°F/85°F
March 67°F/83°F
April 67°F/79°F
May 67°F/77°F
June 65°F/77°F
July 65°F/79°F
August 65°F/81°F
September 65°F/81°F
October 67°F/81°F
November 65°F/81°F
December 65°F/81°F

Weather and climate in Kampala

Kampala enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Kampala is 81°F (ranging from 77°F in may to 85°F in february). Annual rainfall is 54in, with a minimum of 2.1in in january and a maximum of 7.6in in october.
  • Between january and february the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 85°F and, in february, 4 days of rain are expected.
  • Between march and june the climate is just OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 74°F and it rains about 17% of the time in june.
  • In the month of july the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 79°F in average and, in july, 3 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of august and december the climate is just OK. In average, on the morning it is 65°F and it rains about 4.1in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kampala

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Kampala: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Kampala

Find out when Kampala 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 Kampala

  • Very low season in Kampala
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: February, March and April.
  • Low season in Kampala
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January and May.
  • High season in Kampala
    The number of visitors to Kampala is high in: June, September, October and November.
  • Peak season in Kampala
    The largest number of tourists visiting Kampala is during: July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Kampala month by month

Best time for low prices in Kampala

Average prices of hotels in Kampala month by month

Generally, May is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Kampala. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Kampala

A return flight between London and Kampala is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 510 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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