​Best Time To Visit – Lake Mburo 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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Lake Mburo National Park is open year-round, but the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February are the best times for general wildlife viewing as animals gather around the lake and other water sources. Wildlife viewing is still OK in the Wet seasons from March to May and from September to November and at this time the park is lush and scenic.


312 Lake Mburo Safaris
Best Time June to August and December to February (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (This is the peak of the gorilla tracking season, bringing more people to Lake Mburo as well)
Low Season April, May, October and November (Some lodges and camps shut down)
Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather March to May and September to November (High rainfall, traveling on roads may become challenging)

June to August & December to February Dry Seasons

  • Great wildlife viewing as vegetation thins and animals congregate around the lake
  • There are more sunny days
  • The air is clouded by haze, making the views less impressive

March to May & September to November Wet Seasons

  • Wildlife viewing is also good during the Wet seasons when animals can be seen in the open valleys
  • There are fewer people and rates might be lower
  • Migratory birds are present
  • The air is clear, and landscapes are green
  • Wet roads may become difficult to negotiate
  • Occasional rainstorms may interfere with game drives

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