Is August a good time to visit Uganda?
In the tail end of the dry season, August is a very good month to visit Uganda.
Wildlife congregates around the few remaining watering holes, meaning sightings are common. Some of the most active animals around this time include elephants, lions and the ever-elusive leopards.
With an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, the country's parks are at their best at this time of year.
Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are excellent in August, with four of the ‘Big Five’ most active in this month. Migratory birds flock to the southern regions, making it a great time for bird enthusiasts.
Each year the Bayimba Festival is held on the 2nd-5th August. On the shores of Lake Victoria, a spectacle of Ugandan arts are on display. Music, art, and entertainment abound, it is a great addition to an itinerary in the country.
Popular Trips in August
The tours below showcase just some of what is possible. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.
Light adventuring and charming safaris in Lake Mburo National Park coupled with lakeside retreats and days of reflection and exploration around Lake Mutanda. Close out the trip with a few days canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and more in Jinja, Uganda's…
Combine chimp trekking in Kibale Forest with mountain gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A well-paced highlights tour unlocking some of Uganda's most impressive experiences. Consider breaking up the journey from Kibale to Bwindi with a classic safari at…
Discover the exceptional bio-diversity of Uganda by combining the beautiful savannah grasslands of Murchison Falls National Park with chimpanzee trekking in the forests of Kibale National Park. Connect the dots with epic road trips looping through northwestern Uganda.…