Queen Elizabeth NP

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all-year-long, but wildlife viewing is at its best from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons).

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Best time to go: January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season: June to September (This is premium gorilla tracking time in Uganda, and there are many visitors around)
Low Season: April, May, October and November (There are fewer people in the park)
Best Weather: June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Worst Weather: April, May and September to October (High rainfall, some roads become impassable)
January to February and June to July – Dry Seasons
  • Wildlife is easier to spot as vegetation thins, and animals gather around water sources
  • Drier trails make chimp tracking easier
  • Sunny days are plentiful
  • The best time for birding is late May to September
  • Views aren't as good due to the hazy air
March to May and August to December – Wet Seasons
  • You will see a decent amount of wildlife year-round
  • The landscape is beautiful and green
  • Migratory birds can be spotted
  • Roads may become inaccessible after heavy rains and forest trails get slippery
  • Afternoon thunderstorms should be expected, and it might drizzle for days at a time
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