Uganda in April

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.