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Weather in Zambia and Lusaka Serviced Apartments

When is the best time to go to Zambia? someone recently asked me. Especially now that weather patterns across Africa are becoming increasingly unpredictable, probably due to global warming.

Well if you are planning to travel to Zambia and wondering when the best time would be then you will find this bit of information very helpful.

The year starts with rains and come mostly in December, January, February and March although if you are planning on visiting  the further north, you should expect the rains to arrive earlier and leave later. Eastern areas and higher areas generally receive more rain than western and lowland areas. Most camps close and many unsurfaced roads in Zambia become impassable, but you'll be glad to know that government is currently working on surfacing most major roads.

Most of the rain fades away just before April and May , leaving a landscape that's still green, but starting to dry out. With most parts of the country beginning to experience a drop in temperatures during nighttimes. This is usually the attractive time to visit Zambia's prestigious waterfalls as they are bursting with life.

In June, July and August the nights have become much cooler, but the days are clear and warm. Make sure you bring warm clothes to wrap up if you're out at night, as some nights get very cold! Most of Zambia's small 'walking bushcamps' open at the start of June, when the roads have dried out sufficiently to allow access. This is the start of the 'peak season' for these countries with often cloudless days and continually increasing game sightings.

September through to November the temperatures climb: the lower-lying rift valleys can get very hot in October. This is the excellent time for game viewing, you'll see some superb game as the animals concentrate around the limited water sources.

Planning on visiting Lusaka and don't know where to get great quality accommodation. Call us on +260 97 974 2537 for enquiries.



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