Home of the Legendary African Walking Safari - Zambia is a lush, subtropical wilderness with loads of off-the-beaten-track charm. Zambia has a number of excellent game reserves and is known for her warm and friendly people. Bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola; Zambia is home to the world's biggest waterfall, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness, all in one friendly country; Real Africa at its best.
Top places to visit in Zambia:
Victoria Falls - Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke that Thunders
South Luangwa National Park - one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world
Kafue National Park - one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries, about the size of Wales.
Lower Zamezi National Park - largely undeveloped, it’s beauty lying in it’s wilderness state.
The general height of the land gives Zambia a more pleasant climate than that experienced in most tropical countries. There are three seasons – cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to November, and warm and wet from December to April. Only in the Valleys of the Zambezi and Luangwa is there excessive heat, particularly in October and, in the wet season, a high humidity. In the warm wet season, frequent heavy showers and thunderstorms occur, followed by spells of bright sunshine.
High season is from July to October. Accommodation is at a premium at this time as most camps/lodges have less than 10 rooms. It is essential to book well in advance.
Shoulder season is April, May and June. This is also a ‘busy time’ in Botswana’s national parks and reserves.
Low/Green Season - from November to April is a less popular time to visit due to the rains that cause the wildlife to spread out. It is however a lovely time of the year to visit as the landscape greens up and many of the antelopes have their young. With that said, the rain causes some roads and areas to be inaccessible.
The warmest months are September to November, with an average daily high temperature above 30°C. The coldest months are June and July with an average daily high temperature below 24°C.