Murchison Falls
Photo: Paul Spyropoulus
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East Africa is a diverse pool of experiences and wonders.  The following information may be helpful in planning your safari adventure.   

An equatorial climate is moderated by Uganda's elevated altitude - averaging over 1000 metres above sea level.

Most of the country is warm, averaging 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Farenheit) during the day and 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Farenheit) at night with December to February being the hottest months.

Uganda experiences varying rainfall patterns: the south sees a rainy season from April to May and again from October to November; the north's wettest months are from April to October.

Expect rain at any time in western Uganda and the Lake Victoria region. Humidity, given Uganda's elevation, is not as high as you would expect and generally low outside the rainy seasons.

Average temperature

Due to its equatorial location the climate of Uganda does not vary a great deal throughout the year.

The maximum daily temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Farenheit) all year round, falling to 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Farenheit) at night.

Dave McKelvie