Queen Elizabeth National Park offers good game viewing and wildlife adventures all year round. Some times of the year are better times to visit than others. The dry months are the best time to go wild life viewing and chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The dry season runs from June to September and there is a short break between the rains in January to February.
October to December and March to May mark the wet season. Interestingly though some of the wet months are the perfect time for bird watching in the park
The best time to visit QENP is June to August
January, February, August and September are good months to visit too.
Peak Season is June and July
The low season is March to May and October to December which is the wet season
Best weather conditions; this would be the dry season of June to September.
Worst weather conditions: the wet season running from March to May.
The dry season:
June, July, August, September, January and February are the drier months of the year. During this time the animals are much easier to see because they are drawn to the water sources. It is peak season, especially in June so there will quite a number of tourists in the park, never an overwhelming crowd though.
This is the best time to go on game drives and view wildlife, take guided walks and go on chimpanzee tracking expeditions. You will need warm clothes for the early morning game drives and the nights because it tends to get really cold.
The wet season
October, November, December, March, April and May mark the rainy season. During this season the scenery in and around the park is extremely beautiful. The vegetation is green and lush and captures the true picture of the tropics. There are migratory birds from Europe and Northern Africa in the park during this season which makes it the best to go bird watching.
However it is also the low season for the park, and some lodges might even be closed especially between March and May. Warm clothes and rain gear are a necessity during this time.
Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of 1978 sq. Km. and is located on the rift valley floor between two lakes George and Edward. It has a number of habitats that are home to about 95 species of mammals and 612 species of birds. This gives it a very diverse wildlife population. The scenery covers everything from lush vegetation, to lakes, to wildlife and rising mountains beyond the park boundary.
The vegetation can be summed up in 5 types; forest, bushy grassland, grassland, swamp vegetation/lakeshore and acacia woodland. It residents include; Uganda kobs, elephants, warthogs, leopards, hyenas, chimpanzees, the famous tree climbing lions and so much more
It is a place that renews your appreciation for nature.