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Uganda in February


A short dry season month, February is ideal for gorilla and chimpanzee treks, as well as boat safaris – you can look out for lots of species coming to quench their thirst at the rivers.

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

  • There are clear skies, little rainfall, and cooler evenings
  • February is part of the short dry season
  • It’s one of the hottest months of the year
  • YZ recommends bringing a jumper for chilly evenings and nights.

What are the highlights of visiting Uganda in February?

  • The number of travellers starts to decrease, so prices reduce accordingly
  • Where rain falls, it makes for greener landscapes
  • Dry season offers the easiest trekking conditions, so this is the perfect time for gorilla and chimpanzee tracking
  • Boat safaris are brilliant this month, as wildlife tends to congregate at the water sources
  • Kibale Forest National Park comes to life in February, with 13 primate species to look out for
  • It’s a great time for birdwatchers, as thousands of migrant birds are present in national parks
  • The bush is thin with fewer leaves, which makes for excellent game viewing
  • Wildlife photography opportunities abound, especially during boat trips.

Any lowlights?

  • Temperatures can drop at night.
  • Mosquitoes are found in the forests of Bwindi and Kibale.

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