Zambia experiences two main seasons: May - September: Winter, cold mornings & evenings with lovely daytime temperatures. Peak time to travel October: Beginning of summer & the hottest month with temperatures of c.40°C. November - April: Summer. Rain provides relief from the heat. Great light for photography and parks are quieter. Most bush camps are closed but lodges and hotels remain open.
Peak temperatures can hit 40°C in October in the day
Be aware that May - end July can have very cold mornings and evenings. Perfect for camp fires.
November - March Rains. Humidity is high in November and drops as the months progress.
Dates for the diary
Victoria Falls Flow
April / May: The Falls at it's fullest with magnificent spray. No access to devils pool. Angels pool may also be closed depending on water height
November: The Falls are a trickle. Devils and Angels pool open
Zambia Tourism Board contact information
Zambia COVID-19 Travel Protocols
Updated: 17 November 2022
- Fully vaccinated travellers no longer require a PCR test and are required to show proof of vaccination 'Fully Vaccinated' means complete doses of a vaccine for example first and second dose of two dose COVID vaccines.
- All other travellers must take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hrs prior to departure.
- Children under 12 are exempt from the testing / vaccination protocols
- All passengers must fill out a traveller’s health questionnaire on board & present it to the health staff on arrival (should be provided on the plane but it is advised to download (above) and fill in to avoid potential complications.
- Visa fee waiver in place from 01 November 2022 for nationals of: United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Norway, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, the Gulf States (Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE) and the European Union.
- Presentation of COVID-19 vaccination / PCR -ve certificate & health screening.
Dependent on airline / transit point / final destination
Useful links and documents