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Zambia Weather


Zambia safaris are available year-round, and three distinct seasons provide visitors with different perspectives depending on the time of travel. The roads are best for traveling during the cool, dry season (May through August). Victoria Falls is most impressive toward the end of the rainy season (December to April), though the thick spray can impede viewing of the intricate rock formations and gorges. The entire scope of the falls is best viewed when the water level is lowest, at the end of the hot, dry season (September to November). Though bird viewing is better in the rainy season, a smaller number of accommodations are available, and areas such as Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa can be impassable due to bad road conditions. In these areas, game viewing is best in the dry months of June through October.

Livingstone, Zambia
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 85 85 85 86 82 77 77 82 90 94 91 87
Low 66 66 64 59 51 45 45 50 59 67 67 66
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 29 29 29 30 27 25 25 27 32 34 32 30
Low 18 18 17 15 10 7 7 10 15 19 19 18
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 7.3 6.9 4.0 1.1 0.2 n/a n/a n/a 0.1 1.0 3.6 6.5
Centimeters 18.0 17.0 10.0 2.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2.0 9.0 16.0
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 73 77 69 60 53 52 44 37 33 35 57 71
Lusaka, Zambia
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 78 78 78 77 75 71 72 76 83 85 83 78
Low 68 67 67 63 57 53 51 55 63 68 69 68
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 25 25 25 25 23 21 22 24 28 29 28 25
Low 20 19 19 17 13 11 10 12 17 20 20 20
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 13 12 9 4 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 6 13
Morning Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 91 93 91 89 85 84 80 73 64 63 73 88
Evening Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 68 68 66 55 46 42 37 31 28 32 43 65

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