Uganda Safari in January – What to expect on your tour in Uganda?
Uganda safari in January – The month of January is the dry season in both the north and south of Uganda. It is a hot month, with daytime temperatures peaking in the high 20s in the south and in the 30s in the north. It is a good time to go Gorilla trekking adventure and visit other national parks in the southern part of the Uganda, but it is too hot and dusty to be an ideal time to visit Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Park National Park in the north.
January lies in the short dry period of Uganda’s climate condition meaning it is a fantastic time for all tourist activities including and game viewing. Dry ground underfoot makes walking easy and despite being one of the hottest months of the year, mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks can be comfortable due to the altitude providing cooler temperatures. As Uganda’s climate is tropical it is possible that there will be some unexpected rainfall at any time, but these are unlikely to affect your game activities, and mountain Gorilla treks will still be undertaken. Uganda’s equatorial temperatures generally range from 17-28C throughout the year but figures in the mountainous regions and during the evenings may drop to around 13C.
Most Lodges and Camps will be quieter in January than in December, school holidays having finished and the Christmas and New Year period being over, however, as it is still a popular time to travel prices will remain fixed at peak season rates.
Migratory bird species are still present throughout Uganda until the month of April so this can be a good time for bird watchers to travel to see a range of bird species.
If you wish to combine your Uganda safari with mountain Gorilla trekking, this is a perfect time to do so. Contact Great Adventure Safaris for your Uganda safari in January and we work hand in hand with you as we plan your memorable safari accordingly.