Is March a good time to visit Uganda?
March is the start of the long rainy season in Uganda, so it is not the best time of year to visit.
That said, there is still ample opportunity for wildlife sightings and sun usually follows the short, sharp bursts of rainfall.
Being outside the peak season means prices are likely to be lower, and you shouldn't have issues with availability at the key lodges, and for wildlife permits.
The heavy rain does impact the roads, making some routes less accessible and making for bumpier journeys!
Many animals retreat to the safety of the trees in order to give birth to their young in March. This makes hillside treks a great option, and the rains trigger widespread bird migration. Daily temperatures are around 26 degee Celsius.
Visit Uganda in March
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.
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…
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…
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.…