This month is so exciting especially if you want to enjoy and celebrate the end of the year in Uganda’s warmness of African touch. December is the time when the rains stop raining hence making December a perfect month for traveling in Uganda as you will enjoy different attractions that make Uganda the pearl of Africa, you will enjoy Uganda both in its south and north, and if you are planning for your activities for your December safari in Uganda, be mindful that game drives that happen in queen Elizabeth national park may not turn out the way you wanted or expected. Uganda is blessed as a country that has sunshine throughout the year although it is key to note that different activities can be done in specific and different months as some of the months are heavily characterized by rain and some with clear skies and sunshine.
The start of December is the start of the dry season, and the little remaining rains of November are over by mid-December, due to the weather conditions experienced while in Uganda, December is, therefore, the best month for tourism and is the high season. Largely characterized by the bright skies, making it more fun to enjoy the grassy vegetation in the national parks for photography, and even here the routes to the national parks, the trails are all dried up and this makes it easy to make treks.
As earlier said this month is the beginning of the dry season, the ground, therefore, dries up and this makes some activities like Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, kaniyo pibidi and Budongo forest all in Murchison falls national park among the many national parks found in Uganda.
Birding is also best done during the dry season of December, as you can enjoy seeing the birds of different species of course with other species of migrant birds in the clear skies of different birding spots within Uganda, birding spots in Uganda include; the bottom of the falls in Murchison falls national park, Entebbe botanical gardens, Kazinga channel in queen Elizabeth national park, Mabamba swamp in Entebbe, Bigodi wetland system in Kibale national park among others. December is the period when Uganda receives a lot of migratory birds from Europe flock to Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Therefore December offers an opportunity to see these migratory birds in Uganda.
The dry weather makes the grass in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park wither and even dry out, and this makes it easy to spot wildlife like lions in the tall grass and the brown grass only brings problems to the innocent Uganda Kobs in Queen Elizabeth national park as lions camouflage in the brown grass making it easy to prey on the Kobs, one of the days on your safari, you will see the lions attacking their prey on the Kobs, and tearing them into parts.
This is the period for trees to shade off their leaves due to dryness, December safaris in Uganda turn to best through the tree branches in Murchison Falls National Park, as other animals hang around water sources, also close to Murchison Falls National Park’s Chobe safaris lodges.
There is still a lot for you to enjoy during your December safari, though you should not forget that since it’s the end of the year, it’s a high season for tourism in Uganda. It’s a time when even domestic tourism is on a high since most of the workers are on vacation for the festive season, so it means there will be a bit of crowding in the national parks and other attractions like the source of the Nile and recreation grounds like beaches along Entebbe road. December is the period when Ugandan families also hang out for some holiday fun along beaches in Entebbe and other parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison among others.
The business of the tourism companies in Uganda during December makes it challenging to acquire a place on the spot in the national park, trekking and accommodation on it can be any other place for tourism in the country and this means we highly recommend booking your Uganda safari in December. as this will help you secure your accommodation in any national you may wish to visit for your visit for your end of year vacation in the pearl of Africa.
There are several destinations for you to go to for your Uganda gorilla safari but not Queen Elizabeth National Park. December being an after November, the roads in Queen Elizabeth National Park tend to be muddy and slippery making it difficult for game drives, though the last weeks of December to January and February, make Queen Elizabeth National Park the best place to go for game viewing activities. You can still Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kazinga channel for a launch cruise and also enjoy your vacation with your lover in Mweya Safari Lodge, you can again go to Park View Lodge for a honeymoon in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park among the many exciting places.
Get in touch with Safari Vacations And Travel Services for more inquiries about December safaris in Uganda, we can still help in booking lodges, gorilla trekking permits, and other activities that need booking for your memorable experience.