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Weather, Climate & Holidays

Weather & Climate

Zambia’s climate is broken into two types, mainly Humid Subtropical, but with some Semi-Arid Steppe in the south-western regions. Both of these climates are subject to between 500mm and 1400mm of rainfall annually with the rainy season between November and April and the dry season between May and October. The country’s temperatures can rise as high as 35 degrees Centigrade (95 degrees Fahrenheit) between September and October, and can drop as low as 6 degrees Centigrade (43 degrees Fahrenheit) between the months of June and July. However, it’s important to note that at lower elevations such as in the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys in the south, temperatures can skyrocket as high as 40 degrees Centigrade (104 degrees Fahrenheit).


If you’re looking for your own private getaway (or perhaps with a special someone) then why not consider the Islands of Siankaba on the Zambezi River? The Islands feature a variety of private lodges and are located in close proximity to the Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park.

The River Club in Livingstone features beautiful rooms to behold, the rooms are stretched out over fifty acres of wonderfully-kept gardens and come complete with en suites, air conditioning and very often, plunge pools.

If you’re looking for something more rustic and closer in to the bush, Busanga Bush Camp in Kafue has been built to last and is considered the closest thing to the wild itself that you can get, comprised entirely of a small trio of tents located in the heart of the plains.

An ideal honeymooning location, Sausage Tree Camp in Lower Zambezi offers crisp white Bedouin-style tents fitted with fine linen and lit with romantic candles on a clean and smooth decking. The camp claims to have a variety of species in close proximity and sees Elephants, Hippos and Buffalo regularly wander into the camp, giving you the chance to see the animals up close.

For something more modern with a crisp and bright flare to it, Tangala House in Tongabezi will be ideal for you! The Safari Resort stands right on the banks of the Zambezi river and comes fitted with a brightly-furnished lounge, children’s playroom, a staff consisting of a chef, waiters and a private guide, Tangala house is just what you’ve been looking for!