When is the best time to go to Zambia?

When is the best time to go to Zambia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Zambia, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Lusaka are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Lusaka are September, October and November
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Lusaka, Livingstone, Siavonga, Victoria Falls and Sesheke, with good weather at least 9 months a year

Annual weather in Zambia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Zambia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 67°F to 88°F
17 to 28 days*
February 67°F to 86°F
14 to 26 days*
March 67°F to 86°F
9 to 29 days*
April 63°F to 86°F
1 to 19 days*
May 61°F to 85°F
0 to 7 days*
June 58°F to 83°F
0 days
July 56°F to 85°F
0 days
August 61°F to 90°F
0 days
September 68°F to 99°F
0 to 2 days*
October 74°F to 99°F
0 to 9 days*
November 70°F to 95°F
5 to 22 days*
December 68°F to 92°F
11 to 29 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Zambia by cities

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The best months to go to Lusaka are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park

The best months to go to Kafue National Park are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Kitwe are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Zambia

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Zambia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Lusaka, Kafue National Park, Kitwe, Livingstone and South Luangwa National Park.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Zambia

Find out when Zambia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Zambia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, May and November. The number of visitors to Zambia is high in: April, June, July, August, September, October and December.

  • Very low season in Zambia: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Zambia: May and November.
  • High season in Zambia: April, June and September.
  • Peek season in Zambia: July, August, October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Zambia month by month

Average price for flights to Zambia

A return flight between London and Lusaka is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 752 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 426 more for your airline ticket to Lusaka if you go in august.

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Where to go in Zambia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Kafue National Park81°F81°F81°F83°F81°F79°F81°F88°F95°F97°F90°F83°F
South Luangwa National Park83°F83°F83°F83°F83°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F94°F86°F
Victoria Falls86°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F79°F86°F95°F99°F95°F90°F


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good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

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What can I do in Zambia?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Zambia reliable?

Climate data for Zambia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Zambia allows us to determine the average for each month in Lusaka, Kafue National Park, Kitwe, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park, Kasama, Mongu, Siavonga, and 7 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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