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Best Time To Visit Zambia

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Best Time To Visit Zambia

Even though Zambia is a great year-round destination there are some specific times that visitors can enjoy a Zambia Safari fully.

The perfect time to visit Zambia

Zambia is best visited between May and October, which is the dry season. Although September and October can get very hot, these months are ideal for observing animals and offer comfortably temperate daytime temperatures.

Due to its subtropical climate, Zambia experiences two distinct seasons: the summer rainy season and the dry winter months.

Because the terrain is so lush, dense, and green during this time, the rainy season from December to April is sometimes referred to as the "Green Season."

Dense vegetation and the fact that many animals avoid water sources during the dry season make seeing wildlife a little more difficult.

The temperature of Zambia in different Seasons

Dry Season (May to October)

  • May - the end of summer, when temperatures are generally quite chilly, with morning lows of 11°C (52°F) and afternoon highs of 25°C (77°F).
  • June, July and August - Bringing warm clothing for early game drives are advised because the morning weather is typically chilly (10°C/50°F). Temperatures in the afternoons remain around 23°C/73°F.
  • September and October – The hottest month, October has daytime highs of about 31°C/88°F. The lower-lying parks often experience temperature peaks of about 40°C/104°F.

Wet Season (November to April)

  • November – Temperatures are generally between 18°C/64°F (morning) and 29°C/84°F. (Afternoon)
  • December, January, February and March – These are the wettest months with afternoon thunderstorms. The afternoon temperature is about 26°C/78°F, and there is a lot of humidity.
  • April – The rain and the humidity slow down.

All the temperatures can vary according to the conditions.

Zambia Safari High vs. Low Season

High Season

Low Season

May to October (Winter)

November to April (Summer)

Sighting animals is easier

Animals are harder to find

Temperatures are cold

Temperatures are hot

Hardly any rain and fewer mosquitoes

Rain is plenty as it’s the wet season


No matter what month you travel to Zambia, the safari experience will undoubtedly be memorable.

So buckle up for a fantastic safari in Zambia. Additionally, get in touch with us, and we'll make your Zambia Safari

Month-by-month Guide

When To Travel Zambia

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