Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas.
On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke that Thunders” plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
Seasons and Weather:
December to March: These are mostly rainy months and this begins earlier in the more northern regions, while the eastern regions receive more rain than the western or lowland areas. Zambia’s “Emerald Season” when most camps close and many unsurfaced roads become impassable.
April to May: Most of the rain has faded away, leaving the landscape green but starting to dry out. Night time temperatures start to drop, especially in higher and more southern locations.
June to August: The nights become cooler but the days are clear and warm. Zambia’s small “walking bushcamps” open at the start of June when the roads have dried out to allow access. This is the start of the peak season where skies are clear and continually increasing game sightings.
September to October: The temperatures climb in the lower rift lying valleys being Lower Zambezi, Mana Pools and Luangwa Valley – which can get very hot in October. You will see some superb game as the animals concentrate around the limited water sources.
November: It can be hot and dry but it can also bring the first rainfalls.
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THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Adventure Activities: White river rafting, lion walks, bungee jumping and more
Leisure Activities: Golf, spa treatments, sunset river cruise, fishing, boat cruise and private boathouse
Safari Tours: Fantastic national parks with amazing wildlife, flora and fauna