Uganda's Climate

The main seasons in Uganda are the rainy seasons from April to May and from October to November, with the dry seasons in between. This is similar to the seasons in Kenya and Tanzania. Mountains may generate more rain locally, and the areas around Lake Victoria receive rain during much of the year.

Uganda has a pleasant and sunny climate, where the temperatures rarely exceed 30ºC/86ºF, and rarely drop below 15ºC/59ºF (except for at higher altitudes in the mountains). The nights are cool, as most of the country is situated at some altitude. February is generally the hottest month.

Uganda straddles the equator, which means that the sun is strong. Use sun block and a hat.