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Uganda in August


August is the end of dry season, and a fantastic month for gorilla treks, chimp treks, general wildlife viewing, and marvelling at hundreds of bird species in Uganda’s north.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 25°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 16°C
  • Average rainfall = 86mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

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

  • Days are warm and sunny, with clear blue skies
  • It’s the end of the dry season – Uganda has a tropical climate, however, so there is still a chance of rain
  • Temperatures are warm
  • YZ recommends packing for all weather conditions!

What are the highlights of visiting Uganda in August?

  • All parks are accessible and at their best for wildlife viewing
  • August is a peak season month, but it’s very unusual for parks in Uganda to feel busy and overcrowded
  • It’s one of the prime months for game viewing, as wildlife tends to be out of the bush in search of water
  • Animals are easier to spot, as there is less vegetation and fewer leaves on the trees
  • August offers some of the best conditions for gorilla tracking and chimpanzee treks
  • Hundreds of different bird species are still present in the north of the country
  • The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts takes place on the shores of Lake Victoria, showcasing Uganda’s finest arts, music, and entertainment
  • Keen photographers can take amazing pictures of wildlife around scarce water sources.

Any lowlights?

  • We advise booking accommodation well in advance during the dry season, as properties have limited availability
  • Property prices are high in August
  • There are fewer mosquitoes except in areas like Bwindi and Kibale.