​Best Time To Visit – Murchison Falls 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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Watching wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park is generally good and at its best during the Dry season, from December to February. However, January and February can be very hot and scenery is more beautiful during the Wet season from June to November.


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Best Time December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season June to September (The peak time for gorilla trekking, more people visit Uganda and Murchison Falls NP)
Low Season March, April, May, October and November (High rainfall could lead to accommodation closing in other parks)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)
Worst Weather April, May and August to October (Higher rainfall, but seldom enough to interfere with your safari)

December to February Dry Season

  • Animals are found more easily since they gather at water sources
  • Plenty of sun and almost no rain
  • Mosquitoes are fewer, so there is less risk of malaria
  • The heat in January and February can be unbearable

June to November Wet Season

  • The landscape is lush with greenery
  • April and May are low season, so there are fewer people around, and rates may be lower
  • The park offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year
  • Murchison Falls lies in a dry part of the country, and the rains rarely interfere with your safari
  • Some roads may become hard to travel after heavy downpours

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