when is low season in Uganda
- July 30, 2014
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
Low season in Uganda is that time when the country endowed with such attractions receives less or sometimes no tourists. It is during the months of April, May and November when Uganda receives fewer tourists.
There so many reasons that can try to explain this. It should be noted that tourists tend to come to Uganda either during summer or winter. This therefore explains why clients instead end up coming in June, July and August when it is summer in Europe and then in December, January and February when it is winter or near winter. This therefore leaves the months of April, May and November with fewer tourists.
During the above mentioned months of April, May and November, it tends to rain heavily and Uganda being a predominantly a primate country as portrayed by many, tourists do not fancy trekking gorillas or chimpanzee in dump conditions. During this time, trails to gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be slippery causing discomfort to clients trekking these primates.
There so many advantages if one choose to tour Uganda during the low season. During the months of April, May and November, Uganda Wildlife Authority offers a gorilla permit discount of USD350.00 which is always announced every year. This therefore enables all those interested to save at least USD250 per permit.
On top of saving on gorilla permits, tourists can as well benefit from the reduced rates of most accommodation properties in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and other National Parks. Most Lodges reduce their accommodation rates by up to 40% which is again a reason for you to travel during low season.