Uganda experiences a temperate climate even though the majority of the country is within the Tropics with temperatures between 16 - 26°C for the majority of the year(April - November). However, during the warmer months (December - March) temperatures reach in excess of 30°C. The climate is influenced by the dry N.E. and Northerly air masses determining the dry weather in much of the North. The dry South Easterlies become moist after blowing over Lake Victoria causing wetter conditions in the South
Peak temperatures hit between Dec - March but this rarely exceeds 30°C (86°F) in the day or drop below 16°C (63°F) at night.
June - October & mid December - February.
The topography, prevailing winds, lakes & rivers cause big differences in rainfall patterns. There are two rainy seasons: March - May & Oct - Dec. The northern regions only experience one rainy season, April - Oct.
Best Known For: Gorilla and Primate Trekking, Big 5 safaris with no queues of jeeps etc, wonderful Birding, white water and adventures on The Nile, cultural experiences.
Lesser Known For: Faith Tourism, Dark Tourism (the country has recovered from the Idi Amin regime and it has some fascinating things to be discovered)
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