​Best Time To Visit – Kibale NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

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Kibale is open for chimpanzee trekking throughout the year. December to February and the months of June and July are the driest months and are therefore the best times for this activity. Walking the trails is easier at these times and the overall experience tends to be more enjoyable.


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Best Time December to February and June to July (Trails are dry, so it makes tracking chimps easier)
High Season June to September (Uganda is busier as it is the most favorable time for gorilla trekking)
Low Season March, April, May, October and November (Some camps and lodges are closed)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)
Worst Weather April, May and September to November (Most rain, forest trails are slippery, and travel becomes difficult)

December to February & June to July Dry Seasons

  • Dry trails make it easier to track chimps
  • Better chance for a dry hour spent with the chimps
  • Days are lovely and sunny
  • The views aren't that great as the sky is hazy

March to May & August to November Wet Seasons

  • Great time for birders
  • The views are spectacular when the clouds lift
  • Rain can make the forest trails challenging
  • Rain might interfere with the experience when watching and photographing the chimps

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