Gulu, Uganda: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gulu, Uganda? If you're planning to go to Gulu, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gulu, Uganda

Based on the climate and weather in Gulu, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Gulu, Uganda

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gulu, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Gulu, Uganda

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Gulu.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Gulu.

What to wear/what to pack for Gulu, Uganda by month

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January

If you vacation in Gulu during January, you will probably see that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

February in Gulu is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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March

If you visit Gulu during March, you may notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you go to Gulu in April, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Gulu in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Gulu during June, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

If you visit Gulu during July, you may see that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

August for Gulu is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September in Gulu is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October in Gulu is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

November in Gulu is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December in Gulu is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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