Weather & climate.
Best time to visit
Uganda has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from (21-25C / 70-75F), apart from the mountainous areas which are much cooler: like mountain Elgon, the Rwenzori region and South Western areas which are much cooler. The hottest months are from December to February. Evenings can however feel chilly even after the heat of the day with temperatures around 12-16C / 54-61F.
Most regions apart from the dry area in the North, experience heavy rain between March to May and between October and November when road transport can become difficult in some parts of the country. The best time for trekking is during the dry seasons between January to February and June to September. Wildlife viewing is also best at the end of the dry seasons when most game are concentrated around water sources.
light weight clothes during day and a warm cover up during evenings is advised. Carry a pair of good walking shoes or boots for forest trekking. Also carry a long sleeved top to protect you from mosquito bites. If you are visiting mountainous areas, carry warm clothing as temperatures drop substantially. White clothes won’t stay white for long with Uganda’s red dusty roads so go for darker colors.
Food and Drinks:
All running water should be regarded as a potential health risk. All unpacked water should first be boiled or otherwise sterilized. Milk is unpasteurized hence should first be boiled. Only eat well cooked meat and food preferably served hot. Vegetables should be cooked and fruits peeled.
HIV/AIDS is wide spread. Vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis are sometimes advised. After road accidents, Malaria is the second largest concern for travelers visiting Uganda. Seek up-to date advice regarding anti-malarial medications prior to your trip. Take a good insect repellent and always avoid bites between dusk and dawn by always covering up