Uganda in May

May weather & when to go

The long rains of March and April continue into May so this month is not considered the best time to travel. However, if you’re not too worried about experiencing some rain during your trip it can be a lovely time to explore Uganda. Landscapes will be lush and verdant after months of rain which may make wildlife more difficult to see, but the vegetation will create stunning backdrops for photography. 

The wet season is also the peak time for animals to give birth so May is a good time to look out for young in the game reserves.

May is not the best time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking as the ground will still be wet making trekking more difficult, but permits will be cheaper so can be a good option for those on a tighter budget. Alternative parks that are good at this time include Kibale for chimpanzee trekking and Murchison Falls allowing you to witness the mighty Nile.

Some roads and trails may be impassable at the beginning of May depending on the intensity of the rainy season so please ask in advance of booking if there are certain areas you would like to travel to.


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