• Shoebill, Uganda

December weather and when to go

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. 

Chimpanzees, Uganda

The only park that is perhaps not at its best during December is Queen Elizabeth National Park It will still be accessible but the best wildlife opportunities are usually from January to February and June to August.

Our Destination Specialists are happy to create tailored Uganda safaris for you and can discuss the best options based on your wildlife preferences and time of year you wish to travel.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Uganda. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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