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Best Time, Seasons & Months To Go On Safari In Lake Mburo?

Owing to the 13 lakes that form the biome of Lake Mburo National Park, the region has lovely weather ideal for safari vacationing at any time of the year. Temperatures are consistent throughout the year with no extreme variations, remaining between 25 C (77 F) and 27 C (80 F)  during the day and 13 C (55 F) to 15 C (59 F) at night. For this reason, your AfricanMecca Safaris consultant is likely to advise that you carry light jackets or warm fleece for the early morning and evening game drives. When you travel around the park, you will notice temperatures in the north and east of the park are slightly higher than in the south and west.

Different Monthly Seasons At Lake Mburo - Dry, Hot, Wet Rainy & Cool

Note On Wet Rainy Season For Lake Mburo National Park: In comparison to other parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the precipitation in millimeters is less in Lake Mburo National Park. This is primarily due to the warm temperate equatorial climate based on its geographical location in southern Uganda.
  1. Dry Months, Best Time & Peak Season For Lake Mburo: June, July, and August. Note September is peak season but is also part of the dry and wet rainy season.
  2. Dry & Wet Rainy Months, Very Good Time & High Season For Lake Mburo: End of December, January, and most parts of February.
  3. Wet Rainy Months, Good Time & Mid-Peak Season For Lake Mburo: September and October are both rainy periods though September is also a peak period with high number of visitors into Lake Mburo. These months are also the start of the lush green season.
  4. Wet Rainy Season, Least Best Time & Low Season For Lake Mburo: March, April, May, and November.
  5. Hot & Cool Months: There is only 1-2 Celsius degrees variation in temperature in between months at Lake Mburo. January, February, July, Aug and September are the hottest months with highs of 27ºC (80 F) during the day and lows of 15 C (59 F) at night while April, May, October and November are the coolest months with highs of 25 C (77 F) during the day and lows of 13 C (55 F) at night. All other months average around 26 C (79 F) during the daytime while nighttime temperatures average around 14 C (57 F).
  6. Best Time For Birdwatching Safaris In Lake Mburo: The best time for birding safaris in Lake Mburo Park is January, February, June and July when the rains are the least and roads are navigable. The migratory birds arrive in November and leave by April. The peak rainy months of April and November bring abundance of food that leads to a lot of avian activity though trails can be slippery, and also roads and airstrips can be challenging to navigate.
Best Time, Seasons & Months To Go On Safari In Lake Mburo

Key Takeaways

  • Maximum daytime temperatures ranging from 25 C (77 F)  and 27 C (80 F) and minimum nighttime temperatures ranging from 13 C (55 F) to 15 C (59 F) as through the year
  • Long dry season beginning in June and continuing on until the middle of September
  • Best time to visit during the dry months since there are fewer bugs, vegetation is sparse, and spotting animals congregating around watering holes is easy
  • Northern summers coinciding with the winter months in Uganda, families can plan visits when schools are closed, or to spend the holidays during the holiday months of end of December and early January
  • Activities are best experienced during the dry season when the roads and trails easily traversable

Visiting Lake Mburo During the Dry Seasons - Is It The Best Time To Go On Safari Based On Climate, Temperatures & Weather Conditions?

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, you probably have plans to go on game drives to view the incredible birdlife and fauna in the park. For your best sightings, you may want to take your safari holiday in Uganda during one of the dry seasons. Like the rest of Africa, Lake Mburo National Park has two wet seasons and two dry seasons. The long dry season begins in June and continues through July and August. The short dry season lasts for three months in December, January, and February. These months are the best times for a visit to Lake Mburo Park because the weather is cool and dry. You are likely to encounter fewer bugs such as mosquitoes, and the undergrowth is sparse.

Wet Seasons In Lake Mburo Park & How To Plan Activities During The Rainy Period?

If a visit to the region is more convenient during the wet seasons, it’s good to note that the rains bring new life and a burst of fresh vegetation to the park; the new greenery is simply beautiful to view. You can also take advantage of smaller crowds and, perhaps, more bird sightings. Do keep in mind that the roads in the park tend to get muddy, making travel more time-consuming. With that said, some accommodations (like safari lodges and camps) lower their room prices, so your trip could be more economical during this period. 

Though annual rainfall levels tend to average around 700-800 mm, Lake Mburo National Park is shy of erratic rains. Even during the height of the rainy season, it does not rain continuously here; there are times when the sun is out and the sky is clear. Like the rest of Africa, this reserve in Uganda is prone to unusual weather patterns because of climate change. If you’re worried about this, know that your game drives and other safari activities in Lake Mburo can be planned around the weather conditions based on your arrival and departure days of your safari with AfricanMecca..

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Animal-viewing easier during this period because animals are more likely to congregate near water bodies becomes scarce. The short dry season also coincides with the harshest part of winter in the northern hemisphere, making it a pleasant time for a getaway to sunny Uganda. It’s worth noting that the long dry season tends to coincide with school holidays in Europe, North America and in East Africa and also the wildebeest migration in Serengeti (Tanzania) and Masai Mara (Kenya), so you may also encounter a higher number of family tourists with children in the parks and reserves in Uganda at this time.
Climate, Temperatures & Weather Conditions For Lake Mburo

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When visiting Lake Mburo for your wildlife safari, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala and Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, and Semliki or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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