Uganda safari in August – This month of August is one of the fantastic times to travel to Uganda. As it lies quite late on in the dry season, Savannah wildlife is easier to spot in the game reserves meaning you should have fantastic sightings of Elephants, Lions and perhaps even elusive Leopards.
Most of Uganda’s National parks are at their best at this time, so travel to Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife and boat safaris, Queen Elizabeth National Park to see four of the big five and then on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for Gorilla tracking. This is a truly awe-inspiring experience and being able to do it at a time when the weather is at its peak is even better.
Although just over six hours of sunlight doesn’t seem like much, your days here in Uganda in the month of August will be filled with activities; from early morning starts heading out for Gorilla tracking to sun downers overlooking stunning locations. Choose from some of Uganda’s fantastic accommodation to make the most of your evenings.
August is another excellent month to visit southern Uganda. Falling at the end of the dry season, August is a great time for Gorilla tracking, and there’s superb wildlife viewing and boat safaris in National parks with dry vegetation and animals congregating around water sources. Uganda is big on adventures, from Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking in misty rainforests and white-water rafting on River Nile to trekking in the highest mountain range in Africa.
Western Uganda is the prime region for wildlife adventures as a home to the bulk of the country’s National parks and reserves where you can do Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking as well as the Rwenzori Mountains where the draws are adventurous hiking and climbing to the top of Mount Stanley, Africa’s third highest mountain.
The town of Jinja, in Eastern Uganda, is on every adventure traveller’s itinerary. This is the adrenaline capital of East Africa, offering a smorgasbord of thrilling activities on the Nile River and in the surrounding areas. White-water rafting on Grade V rapids tops the activity list, but there’s more adventurous fun to be had, whether it’s bungee-jumping from a riverside cliff, quad biking or horse riding on the banks of the River. In the same region, mountaineers can tackle the ascent of Mount Elgon, Africa’s eighth tallest peak.
Adventurous travellers looking for a more off-the-beaten-track safari destination should head to Uganda’s far northern Karamoja region for Kidepo Valley National Park, the most remote reserve in the country. This rugged wilderness offers magnificent scenery and excellent wildlife viewing on open savannah.
Contact Great Adventure Safaris for your Uganda safari in August and we help you plan your adventure trip accordingly.