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Zambia – Best time to go

Best time to visit Zambia

The best game viewing and walking safaris in Zambia are during the drier months of June to November and temperatures can reach highs of 26–29°C. The rainy season usually lasts from December to March when safari camps generally close. April and June are best for seeing Victoria Falls at its fullest.

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Zambia’s tropical climate is warmest and driest from May to October. Victoria Falls is between peak and low flow and game is easier to spot with lower vegetation and animals gathering around the Zambezi River. September and October are the hottest months.  

Rainy Season

The rainy season falls between November and April. At this time of year many safari camps will close as roads can become impassable. If you are prepared for some rain though, November is a good value month to visit Zambia.  

Favourite Season

We love visiting Zambia from June to September, when the weather is fine and the spray produced by the spectacular Victoria Falls settles down, improving visibility so you can view them in all their thundering glory.  

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Average weather in January

Average travel weather

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Livingstone
23ºC
224mm

Average weather in February

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Livingstone
23ºC
182mm

Average weather in March

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Livingstone
23ºC
157mm

Average weather in April

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Livingstone
23ºC
39mm

Average weather in May

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Livingstone
20ºC
4mm

Average weather in June

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Livingstone
18ºC
0mm

Average weather in July

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Livingstone
17ºC
0mm

Average weather in August

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Livingstone
20ºC
0mm

Average weather in September

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Livingstone
23ºC
3mm

Average weather in October

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Livingstone
25ºC
24mm

Average weather in November

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Livingstone
25ºC
108mm

Average weather in December

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Livingstone
23ºC
209mm

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