In Uganda whenever it comes to September, the climatic conditions of the country change and we experience calm weather with moderate sunshine and light rainfall the thing which makes visiting different attractions in the country easy and a bit interesting and that is why the month of September is regarded as one of the peak months of the year in Uganda tourism industry.
In spite of the fact that Uganda safaris are can be done any time of the year, September is the perfect month for an interesting and memorable safari experience in all of the wildlife parks and game reserves across the country.
Probably you may have visited Uganda for different reasons, either on a business trip, visiting a friend, or even visiting for a church conference and got a chance to witness how good and amazing the climate of the small landlocked country in the eastern part of Africa. However, I doubt if you ever thought of using the last days of your visit to the country and at least have a chance to explore the different tourist attractions this country has to offer and you witness yourself why thousands of people travel from different corner of the world to come and tour Uganda or even witness yourself why Winston Churchill in 1908 in his book ‘My African Journey’ he nicknamed Uganda the ‘Pearl of Africa’.
If you didn’t know, there are some times of the year when it’s really hard to enjoy a Uganda safari fullest as expected particularly during the rainy season of the year most especially the months of March to May. This is due to the fact that during the rainy season most of the national parks are difficult to access because their terrains are muddy and sloppy and even bad roads to the parks. Being some of Uganda national parks are tropical rainforests like Kibale Forest National Park where Chimpanzee tracking is done, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where gorilla trekking is done, moving through such think jungles during the rainy season in the search for animals it becomes hard and challenging due to the wetness and coldness. You will also find the animals hidden as they try to look for warmth and protect themselves from rain. But still, if you have only got time to travel to Uganda only in the rainy season there is an option of at least hire 4×4 safari vehicle that is strong enough to pass through the bad and muddy roads in different national parks in the country.
During the dry season of the year, it’s the best time to take an interesting and memorable safari to Uganda. The dry season from December to February and June to July the national parks are easily accessible, the grass is low and animals can clearly be seen. Still, it’s during this season of the year that wildlife watching in the park is easy and different animals gather around different water points in the park to drink water in order to cool their bodies. This is an added advantage to the tourists whereby they get a chance to see animals when they are in large groups as they try to fight to drink water.
Since the country as a lot to offer when it comes to tourist attractions, tourists who would love to use the discounted tour packages and some discounts on accommodation still there is a lot of tourist destination you can visit in Uganda at any time of the being rainy season or dry season. Some of the distinctions include the savanna national parks like the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park Lake Mburo National Park among others and still, there are other attractions like waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries among other so don’t be restricted on when to visit the country. The weather in Uganda supports tourism throughout the year. An evening game drives through the same of the national parks in the country like; Queen Elizabeth National Park is also a memorable experience which accompanies great views like seeing several animals grazing in the evergreen plains.
The country has gained popularity just because of its amazing and interesting tourist destinations in the country for example; Uganda is among the three countries in the world where a tourist can visit the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat safely. Mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. These primates are the leading tourist attractions in Uganda and the country hosts over half of the world’s remaining population of these animals in the two parks. Today, Uganda records the highest number of tourists going for gorilla trekking in the two parks and this has contributed to its country’s development economically and the development of its tourism industry. Meeting a gorilla family/group in this thick rainforests is a memorable experience and this is best done during the dry season when the mountain gorillas can easily be seen as they are looking for food and when the young ones are playing.
Apart from trekking mountain gorillas in the two national parks of Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga national parks, the country has a lot of other tourists activities which can be done in the country like cultural visits, City tours, birding tours, guided nature walks, hiking, wildlife watching, camping safaris among others.