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Uganda in April


Usually the wettest month of the year, April features gorgeously green landscapes, endearing newborns, and shorter gorilla treks, as the furry fellows favour the lower mountain slopes.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 26°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 19°C
  • Average rainfall = 175mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

What’s the weather going to be like in Uganda in April?

  • Days are warm, with a high chance of rain
  • April is the middle of the wet season and usually the wettest month of the year
  • Temperatures are on the rise
  • Waterproofs and waterproof boots are a packing essential.

What are the highlights of visiting Uganda in April?

  • Properties have excellent availability
  • Rates are relatively low
  • It’s a beautiful time to visit, as landscapes are gorgeously green
  • There’s plenty of wildlife to see in national parks, including newborns
  • Gorillas tend to linger on the warmer lower slopes of the mountains during the rainy season, so your trek is likely to be shorter
  • Murchison Falls National Park in the north-east has a drier climate, so it’s a good place to visit during the wetter months
  • It’s a great month to visit the Rwenzori Mountains, a UNESCO site featuring stunning waterfalls, beautiful flora, and endangered mammals including African forest elephant, eastern chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, and Rwenzori black-fronted duiker
  • Newborns amidst lush landscapes is a superb subject for photography throughout April.

Any lowlights?

  • Some properties close down during the long rainy season
  • There’s heavy rainfall throughout the month
  • Thicker foliage makes it harder to spot wildlife
  • Forest trails become wet and slippery from the rain
  • The roads can be worsened by the heavy rain, making for bumpy drives
  • Mosquitoes are prevalent throughout the country.