This month of July has a low rainfall and this is among the best months for a safaris and gorilla tracking adventure in the south-western part of Uganda. In some national parks like Murchison Falls national park and Queen Elizabeth national park, animals gather around water sources and that makes it easy to spot.
July is the best month for gorilla tracking as the trails are dry and that makes it easy to track and hike, it is one of the most popular months for travel, though, you still need to book to book for your gorilla tracking permits and accommodation in advance.
Uganda’s equatorial climate and Lake Victoria’s unique weather patterns, and Uganda is open for tourism throughout the year but July is well known among the best months to travel as it is in the dry season, warm temperatures and less rainfall imply that the climate is at its best and all activities are easily accessible. However the peak season is in correspondence with the higher prices, easy tracking make it an ideal period for travel.
The temperature is generally high while doing gorilla tracking activity in July. This also increased by the activity of tracking and putting on the long, and light weight trousers and sleeves while on the activity, but in the other parts of the country, temperatures are slightly cooler around lake Victoria in particular due to the geographical situation being at altitude, mornings and late evenings can still be cool so we highly advise you to have extra layers on hand.
Even if, children under the age of 15 are not allowed to track the Gorillas but there are still plenty of safari options July can offer and can still be a good time to take a family safari holiday to Uganda.
Uganda is generally safe and is a stable country though there are a few things to be aware of.
While in Ugandan cities and small towns use the same precautions that you would use anywhere else and don’t be careless on your properties like gadgets, be aware of your bag while in crowded places and don’t leave them in a car if it’s not locked. Be so careful while driving or walking at night.
Avoid political demonstrations in cities and towns as they can be confrontational.
Be aware that Uganda has a high rate of road accidents so you should be very steady and cautious if you are on a self-drive trip in Uganda, Ugandan roads are not paved and are full of pot-holes and are slippery and bumpy. We don’t advise you to drive at night going outside the main cities and towns as these roads do not have lights and due to plenty of wildlife walking in across the roads and can lead to accidents.
In villages and towns, the speed limit is 50km per hour, and outside towns, the limit is 80km per hour. When you are caught breaking this speed limit, you can be fined or even imprisoned. Please ensure that you have a spare tire and other necessary tools while driving on Ugandan roads as it can be challenging to get spare and other tools if you are far from town.
For further inquiries about a Uganda safari in July, and booking gorilla tracking permits, transport and accommodation, simply get in touch with us at Safari Vacations And Travel Services and we will effectively provide you with what you need to know while planning your African safari to Uganda.