Best Time to Visit Jinja Town for Adventure

One of the things you need to do as a traveler if you want to get the best of your safari is being responsible to know the best time to visit your dream destination. This as well helps you to know the activities one can do and enjoy during the specific period of travel. When we talk of the best time to visit an African safari destination, this describes the climate, temperatures and weather of the area. Knowing these factors helps travelers plan and prepare well for their trips especially for their packing list.

Uganda has a tropical climate with two wet seasons and two dry seasons and it experiences moderate temperatures throughout the year. Jinja is one of the top adventure destinations in Uganda and visiting the town, just like any other destination requires good planning and preparation. It is famous for its adrenaline rush adventures; whitewater rafting and bungee jumping. Other things to do in Jinja include jet boating, quad biking, boat cruise, kayaking, horseback riding and tubing the Nile.

Jinja is characterized with an ever warm with relatively little temperature variation.

Climate, temperature and weather conditions in Jinja

Jinja has comfortable temperature all year round; it ranges from 26o (84F) to 29o (79F) during the day time and it drops to 16oC (61F) to 18oC (64F) in the night. Regardless, it is rainfall that would affect tourists’ experience at Jinja. It experiences two dry seasons and two wet season in the year and the dry season is considered good for travel.  

Being specific, the short dry season is the very best time to visit Jinja. This comes from June to mid-August. This is also the same time for summer breaks in the United States and Europe and many families are on holiday. During the long dry season which occurs from mid-December to February, there is little rainfall and therefore also considered best time to visit Uganda. This makes a perfect way for you to Jinja.

These best times to visit Uganda apply for tours to other destinations in Uganda including Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking, Kibale national park for chimpanzee tracking and Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison falls national park for wildlife viewing.

The wet season (March-May and September to mid-December) is not considered best to visit Uganda. However, there are some advantages for traveling during this period especially for those on travel purposes such as conference and business. This is because the prices of accommodation are lowered during the rainy season since tourist numbers are lower.

Now that you know the weather variations of your destination Jinja, it is easy to figure out what your packing list should make up. Here is a quick list of the things to pack for your Jinja tour;

  • Important documents: passport, yellow fever vaccination card, credit card, visa application copy
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Hand sanitizer and face masks
  • Sun lotion
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Short sleeved t-shirts / blouses
  • Long sleeved shirts/blouses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts/ dresses
  • Light weight sweater
  • Wide brimmed hut
  • Sports sandals and sneakers

With a number of factors that have caused and seem to still be prevailing leading to climate change , Uganda just like the rest of the world is experiencing and this could affect your perfect prediction for the best time to tour Jinja or other Uganda destinations. For accurate and timely information when planning for your safari, contact us through or call us directly on +256-700135510/ +256-414699459.