When to go

Thanks to its average altitude of about 1,200 mt Zambia enjoys a more pleasant climate than other tropical countries. Summers are hot and humid, particularly in the Zambezi and Luangwa valleys, and winters are cooler, with temperatures that can fall considerably at night. The best time for a safari is the dry and cold winter between June and October, when wildlife congregates around waterholes and vegetation is sparse. The green season, running from November to May, is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Zambia and that your priority is game viewing. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that make it unique and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Zambia.

Dry season

June – October

Best for: game viewing in the national parks. Visiting the Victoria Falls (beginning of the Dry Season). Swimming in the Devil’s Pool, white water rafting, canoe safaris and fishing on the Zambezi River (end of the Dry Season).

Green Season

November – May

Best for: experiencing the fruit bats migration in the Kasanka National Park and the wildebeest migration in the Liuwa Plains National Park. Visiting the Victoria Falls (end of the Green Season). White water rafting, canoe safaris and fishing on the Zambezi River (beginning of the Green Season).