Zambia : Climate information

Although Zambia lies in the tropics, the height of the plateau ensures that the climate is seldom unpleasantly hot, except in the river valleys: The Zambezi and Luangwa become very hot in the months of October and November.

There are three seasons: the cool, dry winter season from May to September; the hot, dry season in October and November; and the rainy season, which is even hotter, from December to April.

In Luangwa National Park and Kafue a number of camps are only open from May to November as many of the roads are impassable during and just after the rains.

These weather charts are to be used as a guide only. Weather patterns around the world have become unpredictable in the past few years so we cannot guarantee the weather following its usual seasonal patterns.

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