Is October a good month to visit Uganda?

In Bwindi Forest, the gorillas descend to the lower-lying slopes of the mountains in search of more tepid climates. This makes the gorilla treks much shorter, and easier to navigate. That said, the rains make the routes tougher, and sometimes excursions can be cancelled at the last minute on account of the weather conditions.

Despite the rains, there’s still plenty of wildlife on show, including the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley’s Kavirondo bush babies.

With an average daily temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius, temperatures remain warm and most of Uganda's parks remain open. 

If you're planning to visit in October, you should benefit from reduced rates at lodge and hotels, and less competition for gorilla and chimp permits. 

Uganda in October

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