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Because Uganda is located near the middle of Africa, close to the equator, the weather in Kampala (the capital city) is warm throughout the year. Although travel is possible throughout the year, there are certain months that are more comfortable than others because of rain.
On average, the hottest months of the year in Kampala are October and February, during which time the daily high temperatures will generally hover in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s. The nighttime temperatures during these months will generally drop to the lower 60’s. The coldest months of the year in Kampala on average are June and July, during which time the daily high temperatures will generally reach the lower 80’s. The nighttime temperatures during these months will fall to the lower 60’s on average. This temperature comparison shows that there is little variation from month to month.
The two rainy seasons are from March through May, and from the end of September through January. Although it is possible to visit during these wet seasons, trekking and many of the outdoor activities available in Kampala can be more challenging during the dry months. A benefit of travel during the wet months is discounted hotel rates around the city.