Sunrise and Sunset:
It varies by a few minutes throughout the year. Dawn and sunrise will come at around 6:30 am in the morning. If you are near a mosque, the first call to prayer will be at 5 in the morning alone with the roosters. Sunset is at 7 pm or shortly thereafter, giving 12 1/2 hours of daylight each day.

Rainy Seasons of the Year in Uganda:
There are two a year, called short and long rains. However if you are in western Uganda or around Lake Victoria it can rain almost any time, but again, rain here is usually of short duration, heavy at times, but soon it is over, unlike where I have lived in the Northwest of the USA where it can rain steadily for a week at a time.

Short Rains: March to May of the year accompanied by fantastic thunderstorms.

Long Rains: September to November and once again often there is a thunderstorm with it. Usually it is during the night or early morning, by 10 am the sun is out.
There are some dry regions of the country that receive a very small amount of rainfall of 100 mm or less however in the rest of the country it is between 1000 and 2000 mm.

Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda:
It is okay to travel to Uganda any time though the best time, of the year would be December to late February and from June to September. This includes the best times to do gorilla tracking since there is a lot of hiking involved at times.

Temperature Range

Kampala – Elevation 1,155 meters: The high temperature will vary by 3°c over the year, the mean daily high being 27°c. The low varies between 16 and 18°c throughout the year.

Entebbe – Elevation 1,145 meters: The high temperature will vary by 2°c over the year, the mean daily high being 26°c. The low varies between 16 and 18°c throughout the year. Entebbe is cooler and the British made it the capital of Uganda since it was more comfortable to live along Lake Victoria with its breeze and somewhat cooler climate and less humid might one add.

Fort Portal – Elevation 1,540 meters:The high temperature will vary by 2°c over the year, the mean daily high being 25°c. The low varies between 12 and 14°c throughout the year. This is the western region of the country and as you can see considerably higher in elevation than Kampala

Kabale – Elevation 1,950 meters: The high temperature will vary by 2°c over the year, the mean daily high being 23°c. The low varies between 9 and 11°c throughout the year. Again you are dealing with a higher in elevation location in western Uganda that is cooler so that even apples can be grown.

Gulu – Elevation 1,110 meters: The high temperature will vary by 5°c over the year, the mean daily high being 29°c. The low varies between 16 and 18°c throughout the year.

Masindi – Elevation 1,145 meters: The high temperature will vary by 3°c over the year, the mean daily high being 28°c. The low varies between 12 and 13°c throughout the year.

Jinja – Elevation 1,145 meters: The high temperature will vary by 3°c over the year, the mean daily high being 28°c. The low varies between 14 and 15°c throughout the year.

Itinerary for the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kasese where we shall be having our overnight

The driver guide shall pick you up from Kampala to set off for Queen Elizabeth National park in southwestern Uganda. You shall make a stopover in Mbarara town for a quick snack after which you continue to the Kasese arriving in the late evening to the Park. Check into your accommodation to relax the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight will be at a selected lodge.

Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: – Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge |Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge |Kasenyi Safari Lodge |Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge |Simba Safari Lodge

Day 2: Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Boat ride

Be up by 5.00am, have a cup of tea/coffee with a snack and set off to Queen Elizabeth National park at 6:00am, we shall arrive at the park and start our Morning Game Drive. Explore the vast Kasenyi Plains for plenty of game sightings which include: Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Lions, and Hyenas. We shall have lunch and after lunch we shall, set off for the 2 hour Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel Expect to see a variety of wildlife such as Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes and so many birds.  After our cruise, we shall drive to Ishasha sector, to try our luck upon the search for tree climbing lions before we drive out of the park back to our accommodations in Kasese. We shall have our dinner then have a night life in Kasese clubs. (Those who want extra drinks like beers, juice, sodas can pack extra money to help them buy these items)

Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: – Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge |Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge |Kasenyi Safari Lodge |Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge |Simba Safari Lodge

Day 3: Drive from Kasese back to Kampala for end of the 3 days Safari

After breakfast, check out and depart for Kampala. Lunch is en-route at the Ajip Motel in Mbarara town. You shall also make stopovers at the Uganda Equator and local drum makers. Get to Kampala and drop-off at where we will be picked by our guide carrying memories of Uganda.

Prices includes:

Accommodation

Meals while on the trip

Ground transportation

Activities mentioned above

Game drive

Boat cruise

24 hour service from us

Water

Entry fees

Excludes

Personal expenses

Beverages