Climate and Weather in Kidepo Valley National Park

Temperatures can shoot as high as 40 deg5erees centigrade and around 29 degrees centigrade in the afternoon while 17 degrees centigrade during the night

Climate and Weather in Kidepo Valley National Park

Climate and weather in Kidepo Valley National Park: Kidepo Valley National park experiences semi-arid type of climate which is characterized by only one rainy season throughout the year. This implies that in most cases and times the conditions of the park are dry the fact that it is still located in the dry region of Uganda. Remember, the dry season is the best time for African safaris and this makes Kidepo be ideal Park to visits throughout the year.

The above description of the weather and climatic conditions is supported by the temperatures which can shoot as high as 40 deg5erees centigrade and around 29 degrees centigrade in the afternoon while 17 degrees centigrade during the night. The altitude of Kidepo Valley Park ranges from 999 meters to 2349 meters which brings a change in climatic conditions within the park.

The dry season in Kidepo Valley National park does happen in September, October, and November although some light rains may be experienced during this time. This means that the wet season can as well come into play during the dry season.  During these months of the year, the temperatures keep on rising with some average temperatures in the afternoon and early in the morning. Another dry season period in Kidepo Valley National Park is reflected in January, February, and September where you cannot find any rain. In March, the weather conditions are dry but you may experience first rains break the heat and then settle in the dust.

The wet season on the other hand in Kidepo Valley National Park is experienced during August April, May, June, and July. Yes, these wet months of the year in Kidepo valley National park but the rains are not as heavy as you may imagine compared to other Ugandan parks in the western part of the country. Here in Kidepo usually showers are received in the afternoon and rarely interrupt visitors in the normal running of the activities that they are engaging in within the park. The wet season is best for birders where safaris game drives are best done during the dry season in Kidepo Valley National Park.

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