Uganda safari in October – October is another rainy month in Uganda, and it is not a good time to visit the country to see wildlife and go for Gorilla trekking especially if you don’t like the rains.
October is the start of the shoulder season so the price rates will be lower and lodge or accommodation availability will start to free up. This does of course mean that the weather will be more unpredictable, but despite rainfall, temperatures during this month are likely to remain warm. Most of Uganda’s National Parks will be accessible at this time but they just won’t be at their best. The climate at Murchison Falls National Park is steady year-round so a visit to see the Nile and the impressive falls is a great add on to an October Uganda safari.
Gorilla tracking permits will be very much available significantly in the rainy seasons so this is a great time to book your October Uganda safari and get a great deal on the accommodation options. Conditions underfoot will be more difficult so this time of year is not for everyone, but if you are up for a challenge it can still be a great experience.
Depending on when the rains arrive the beginning of the month may even remain dry and until the heavy rains begin wildlife will still be gathering round dwindling waterholes.
Make sure that your vaccinations are up to date before you travel, and don’t start your trip without first buying comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical evacuations. Bring any medication you might need for the duration of your trip, as well as a well-stocked first aid kit with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antidiarrheal medication, antibacterial ointment, antimalarial tablets, rehydration electrolyte sachets, insect spray and repellent, water purification tablets and bandages.
Great Adventure Safaris is always here to provide you with relevant information about your planned Uganda safari in October, feel free to reach us on email, whatsApp or a phone call and one of our safari managers will be at your service at all times.