WHEN TO VISIT ZAMBIA
Zambia’s three distinctive seasons provide visitors with different perspectives depending on the time of year.
South Luangwa National Park and North Luangwa National Park are best for game viewing during the dry season from June to October but the rainy season, with its spectacular profusion of greens and reds changes the landscape dramatically and the bird populations increase with the arrival of migrants from the north.
The Victoria Falls in Livingstone are at their most spectacular between April and May after the rainy season but often the spray is so thick it is difficult to see the full width of the falls. To appreciate the magnificent rock formations and gorges, it is just as interesting to come when the water is low at the end of the dry season from October to December.
Kafue National Park is best from May to October as is the Lower Zambezi National Park. Ideal road traveling months are April to September as the heat is at its most bearable.