Best Time (When) to Visit Murchison falls National Park

December to February  and June to September are the two dry seasons, which is appraised as the best time to visit Murchison Falls national Park in Uganda, because there’s little or no rainfall, tracks remain dry & accessible, and most animals converge around many water holes, which is the perfect spot to see various animals.

Visiting Murchison Falls Between June – September, & December – February

Murchison Falls national park can be visited during any time of the year, yet December, January, February, and March are the best months to Visit Murchison Falls national Park.

Murchison Falls National Park is often hot throughout the year, encompassed with temperature range between250C-320C  during day, and 180C at Night. January to February are usually very hot, which then calls for high water intake, and wearing of light clothing.

The dry months of June, July, August and September also form the best circle for wildlife viewing, because its too hot with much sun, tracks within the pack that are used to search for these wild game are less muddy and dry for easy navigation. So there will also be high demand for accommodations and rise in their prices, which then calls for prior booking, at least 3 months before arriving into Uganda.

The higher season comprises of months like June, July, August and September, where little or no rain is expected. There are always large numbers of travelers flocking into Uganda for key activities such as  Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Big 5 wildlife safaris among others

It is also a common routine that most animals come out of the hiding to look for water sources during the dry months, which provides great opportunity to view them on game drives while they are wandering around the Park.

Wet/Low season in Murchison Falls National Park

Wet season is characterized by higher rainfall received during the months of April, May, October and November.  It is within these months that the accommodation costs are discounted, Landscapes are so spectacular with lush green vegetation, bird watching is at its best this season, and many tracks may not be easily reached especially after heavy down pour.

Despite the challenging conditions in the Park, you still have higher chances of spotting the wild animals, although they sometimes hide in the bush, seeking for shelter away from the rain. This is because Murchison Falls National Park is placed in Uganda’s driest regions, and safaris are hardly interrupted. Those who still want to go for chimpanzee trekking are urged to wear strong and waterproof boots, because the grounds may be wet and slippery.