Visiting Uganda in July / Uganda Safari in July : Just like June and August, July is as well one of the best and most enjoyable month to visit Uganda for any safari. With the best climatic condition and average temperatures of about 250C during the day and 170C at night, July receives little rainfalls making it perfect time for any park activities in Uganda. Since Uganda the pearl of Africa lies along the equator line, be sure to experience a change in climate at any given periods of time thus you may experience sun rain during dry months but at the end of the day all your activities will move on as planned.

Is July a good season to visit Uganda?

July being part of the dry season remains one of the best time for you and your loved ones to visit Uganda the pearl of Africa for any safari be it gorilla trekking, game viewing, birding , hiking, cultural tours, camping and many more.

In other words, July is considered the peak season where Uganda welcomes a huge number of tourists from all over the globe thus the cost of your safari in July maybe kind of experience unlike during low seasons.

Below are some of the activities to enjoy during the month of July in Uganda;

Well, the month of July sees several tourist visiting Uganda to enjoy the top tourist activity in the pearl and its none other than gorilla trekking. Uganda harbors the largest population of Mountain Gorillas in the entire world and for that matter, taking part in Gorilla trekking within Uganda is such a rewarding and breath taking experience that one need to do at least once in a life time. Trekking Gorilla in Uganda is conducted in only 2 destinations including Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Whichever park one choose, the experience with the Gorillas is the same though with some differences in the hiking trails and nature of the forest.

The month of July is considered to be peak season in tourism industry of Uganda thus if you are planning your gorilla trekking safari in July, ensure that you book your permits as early as possible at least 6 months prior to your safari. This is because most people wish to trek Gorillas during this season when the park trails are dry and easily passable. There is as well a possibility of congestion within the park where all the 8 persons usually be present to trek a particular gorilla family unlike during low season where you might even trek an entire gorilla family alone. The gorillas as well tend to return from the lowlands to the highlands deep inside the forest during the dry season thus requires a lot of persistence as you walk and hike through the forest in search of the Gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga.

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Some accommodations also tend to hike their prices during peak season which might not favor a budget traveler.

Those hoping for something more fascinating with Gorillas should opt for a Gorilla Habituation experience which is as well conducted in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Wildlife viewing safari is yet another enjoyable activity done during the month of July. This month of July provides clear views of different wildlife species with the savanna parks unlike in rainy season when the blush is thick and tall. The trucks are as well dry and easy to drive through even with the small cars without getting stuck. July is therefore best for explore most of the savanna parks in Uganda like Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and many other savanna destinations in Uganda suitable for wildlife viewing safaris in July. This is because most of the wildlife try to congregate along the remaining water bodies thus easily sighted.

The month of July is also best for chimpanzee trekking and habituation experience, Mountain climbing and hiking, cultural tours and many more since it is generally the perfect time for any safari with in Uganda.


During this month, ensure that you wear light clothes during the day though you will as well need warm clothes for mornings and evening when it feels cold. Being a peak season in Uganda, tourists who are planning to visit Uganda during the month of July are advised to ensure that their permits, other park activities and accommodations are all book in advance since there is a stiff competition in July. July remains the best month of the year for honey moon safaris, Family safaris, group tours with friends, holiday safaris and many more. Let us plan your next July safari.