Uganda in January

January

January is part of Uganda’s short dry season – it’s a great time for gorilla and chimpanzee treks, and for observing a wealth of migratory birds.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 28°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 18°C
  • Average rainfall = 50mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

WHAT'S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE IN UGANDA IN JANUARY?

  • January is one of the hottest months, and days are generally dry and sunny
  • We’re in short dry season – there’s a possibility of rain, but not enough to impact your trip
  • Temperatures are warm
  • It’s worth packing your waterproofs in case of light afternoon showers.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING UGANDA IN JANUARY?

  • There are fewer travellers in January, so parks and properties are quieter
  • Game viewing is excellent, as wildlife is lured out of the dry bush in search of water
  • There’s less vegetation, so animals are easier to spot
  • It’s an ideal time for gorilla and chimpanzee treks, as the ground is dry and easier to walk on
  • January is fantastic for seeing a range of migratory bird species
  • Migratory birdlife is a superb subject for keen photographers.

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • January is a popular month to travel, so property prices stay at peak season rates
  • Gorilla permits need to be booked well in advance
  • There are some mosquitoes particularly in the forests of Bwindi and Kibale.