You can travel to Rwanda and Uganda year-round however there are distinct seasons.
When to Go
Rwanda and Uganda’s dry seasons are from December/January through to mid-March and from June through to mid-September. These dry months are the most popular with travelers, with July-August and Christmas and New Year being the peak seasons.
Most rain falls in October-November and April-May. But it doesn’t rain every day, or all day. Often there’s a heavy tropical shower at night and/or a shorter steady shower during the day. Especially when it comes to Uganda, except with the worst tropical storms, you can enjoy the confidence that following the rain the sun will come soon after. The best under-the radar reason for travelling in the wet season as availability of gorilla permits often eases up.
In Rwanda and Uganda, largely owing to their relative proximity to the equator, temperatures remain fairly constant and pleasant year-round, with some sun nearly every day of the year. During the day, the temperature averages between 72- and 82-degrees Fahrenheit, although in some spots it can be a little chilly at night.
Monthly Averages for Kigali, Rwanda
|Precip (in/mm)||2.72/ 69.0||3.94/ 100.0||4.17/ 106.0||7.20/ 183.0||3.62/ 92.0||0.79/ 20.0||0.35/ 9.0||1.34/ 34.0||3.39/ 86.0||4.02/ 102.0||5.00/ 127.0||3.94/ 100.0|
Monthly Averages for Entebbe, Uganda
|High (°F/C)||76 / 24||78 / 26||77 / 25||76 / 24||75 / 24||74 / 23||74 / 23||75 / 24||76 / 24||76 / 24||75 / 24||76 / 24|
|Low (°F/C)||66 / 19||67 / 19||67 / 19||67 / 19||67 / 19||66 / 19||64 / 18||65 / 18||65 / 18||65 / 18||65 /
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