Uganda In September

Most parks offer great wildlife sightings in September and temperatures remain warm - find out more here.

September weather and when to go

September weather and when to go

September is usually classed as the end of the dry season, however, depending on when the short rains arrive it may be that there are some downpours throughout your safari. In Bwindi National Park gorilla treks always go ahead as planned despite rainfall, so please be prepared for a wet walk. You may be lucky and have a completely dry month, in which case wildlife will be easier to spot thanks to grazed-down vegetation and the fact that waterholes will be dwindling by this point in the season so animals will gather around the remaining water supplies. 

The only park that is particularly bad in terms of weather in September is Kibale National Park Therefore, if you are hoping to go chimpanzee tracking it is probably best to consider another time of year to travel. January and February as well as June and July are the optimum seasons for encountering chimpanzees.

As always, Uganda's temperatures remain stable despite some rain, so whatever time of year you travel there will be plenty of options for incredible wildlife experiences.


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