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Best time to visit Zambia

Deciding when to visit Zambia depends on the reason you're coming. If you're visiting to see Victoria Falls you can come any month and not be disappointed. However for wildlife there are few months that are not so good, and other that are particularly excellent.
In essence, for wildlife viewing the very best time to come to Zambia is in the dry season between about June and October. However this doesn't mean that some other months aren't worth it. Read on to find out why...



Dry season in Zambia

(May to October)
These months are traditionally seen as the best months to come for wildlife, especially from June to October, as the land is drying out and grasses die down making it much easier to see game.

Green season in Zambia

(December to March)
The rains mostly come in December to March. April and May actually hardly get any rain, but the ground can still be wet in these months so some places are still closed. It rarely rains every day, and commonly the rains come as one downpour in the afternoons.

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Peak season: July to October
Mid season: April-June and November Low season: December to March

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