December weather and when to go
By December the short rains have stopped, making it an ideal time to travel. Not only are the landscapes lush and photogenic but all parks are accessible too. The ground underfoot will start to dry out as well, meaning gorilla and chimpanzee trekking will be more manageable. However, with more desirable conditions comes more travellers. December is a particular busy time to travel as Ugandan families are on holiday, as are western tourists looking to get away over Christmas and New Year. If you wish to travel during this period it is essential you book in advance to secure gorilla tracking permits and to ensure your preferred lodges are available.
All migratory birds should have arrived by this time so there will be a huge range of species to look out for during your safari.