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 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 Livingstone, Siavonga, Victoria Falls and Sesheke, with good weather at least 9 months a year

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

Month
January 70°F to 85°F
91%
February 70°F to 83°F
86%
March 70°F to 83°F
76%
April 68°F to 79°F
37%
May 67°F to 77°F
7%
June 63°F to 74°F
1%
July 63°F to 72°F
1%
August 68°F to 79°F
1%
September 76°F to 88°F
2%
October 77°F to 92°F
13%
November 76°F to 90°F
59%
December 72°F to 86°F
90%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Zambia by cities

Lusaka

Best time to go to Lusaka

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

Kafue National Park

Best time to go to Kafue National Park

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

Kitwe

Best time to go to Kitwe

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

Livingstone

Best time to go to Livingstone

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

South Luangwa National Park

Best time to go to South Luangwa National Park

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

Kasama

Best time to go to Kasama

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


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Zambia: Victoria Falls


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.

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96% 90% 66% 30% 3% 2% 0% 1% 1% 3% 44% 89%
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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.
Lusaka79°F79°F79°F77°F77°F74°F74°F79°F88°F92°F88°F83°F
Kafue National Park83°F85°F83°F83°F81°F79°F79°F86°F95°F97°F90°F83°F
Kitwe81°F81°F81°F81°F81°F79°F81°F86°F94°F95°F90°F83°F
Livingstone86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F79°F79°F85°F95°F99°F95°F88°F
South Luangwa National Park83°F83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F79°F85°F94°F95°F94°F86°F
Kasama77°F77°F79°F79°F77°F77°F79°F83°F90°F92°F88°F81°F
Mongu86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F83°F88°F97°F99°F92°F86°F
Siavonga90°F90°F88°F86°F85°F81°F81°F88°F95°F99°F97°F94°F
Victoria Falls86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F79°F79°F85°F95°F99°F95°F88°F
Kansanshi77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F79°F85°F90°F92°F85°F79°F
Mansa79°F79°F79°F79°F77°F77°F79°F85°F90°F92°F86°F81°F
Mpika76°F77°F77°F76°F74°F72°F72°F79°F85°F88°F85°F79°F
Nchelenge77°F77°F79°F79°F79°F79°F81°F86°F92°F90°F83°F77°F
Samfya79°F79°F79°F79°F77°F77°F77°F83°F90°F92°F88°F81°F
Sesheke88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F81°F81°F86°F97°F99°F94°F88°F

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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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