As Uganda straddles the equator the daylight hours are standard all year with dawn and dusk roughly 7am and 7pm. As mosquito‟s and the insects become far more active a while before dusk until after the sun has risen, we would advise that you wear long sleeved shirts (safari style shirts are very comfortable), trousers (cotton or outdoors style with legs to your shoes are essential) and keep as little skin as possible exposed between 6:30pm and 7:30am each day. Applying mosquito repellent, such as 50% deet, would also be very advisable during these times also. A sun hat (such as a peaked baseball cap), and shades or sun glasses are essential items in the heat of most places year around, as is a lightweight and breathable raincoat.
It is advisable you also carry a micro-fleece or lightweight warm jumper/jacket with you for evening wear also. The whole of Uganda sits above 1000metres and if you head to the Western region you can find yourself pretty chilly in the evening at over 2000metres! As an additional point, in some rainforests there may be hundreds of red ants which can give a nasty bite- not dangerous but they do hurt! Carrying 2 elastic bands or some bicycle clips to seal your trousers over your boots can make the difference between a really nice, and slightly uncomfortable rainforest walk. A more substantial clothing and equipment list is offered at end in the section entitled ‘what to bring’.