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Uganda in July


A dry season month, July is one of the best times for wildlife viewing and gorilla treks, and, in the north of the country, for observing flocks of migrant birds.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 25°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 17°C
  • Average rainfall = 46mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

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

  • Days are consistently warm and sunny, with little rainfall
  • It’s the middle of the long dry season, but Uganda has a tropical climate so there’s still a small chance of rain
  • Temperatures are high
  • YZ recommends packing long lightweight trousers for gorilla tracking and warm layers for the cooler mornings and evenings.

What are the highlights of visiting Uganda in July?

  • All parks are accessible and all activities are possible during the dry season
  • Even in peak season, it’s rare that parks in Uganda feel busy or overcrowded
  • It’s an ideal time for game viewing, as wildlife is concentrated around the waterholes and there’s less foliage to block your view
  • This is one of the best and easiest months to go trekking for gorillas and chimpanzees, as the ground is dry
  • July is the optimum month to see tree-climbing lions
  • In the north of Uganda, it’s still wet season and there are over 1,000 bird species flying about
  • Wildlife around waterholes is a superb subject for keen photographers this month
  • Mosquito numbers start to decline.

Any lowlights?

  • There’s limited availability of properties during the dry season, so it’s essential to book well in advance
  • Peak season makes for higher property prices
  • Gorilla permits need to be booked months before your trip
  • Temperatures can be hot for trekking.