Best known as the Home of the Victoria Falls and the legendary African walking safaris, Zambia is a country that offers an authentic African experience, laden with an abundance of wildlife in it's natural habitat and cultural breadth. Lesser known for it's diversity of safaris from 4x4, boating, kayaking, productive night drives and seasonal hides with expert guides.


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

Dry Season
Be aware that May - end July can have very cold mornings and evenings. Perfect for camp fires.

Wet Season
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

Victoria Falls Lunar Rainbow

Monthly | Livingstone

Can occur at every full moon depending on cloud cover.
Best in May and June.

N'Cwala Ceremony

February | Annual | Chipata

A thanksgiving ceremony celebrating the first harvest of the season & the Ngoni people commemorate their victories during the tribal wars when migrating from South Africa.

Livingstone International Cultural & Arts Festival

March | Annual | Livingstone

Watch Zambia’s best cultural group’s stage panoramic dances from all 10 provinces of Zambia. Traditional cuisine on offer and a flamboyant street carnival.

Carmine Bee Eater migration

August- October | Annual

A spectacular occurrence. Arriving to nest in the dry banks of the Luangwa & Zambezi Rivers. Many camps have hides for great photo opportunities.

Kuomboka Ceremony

April | Annual 

The biggest & best known traditional ceremony in Zambia. Kuomboka is an ancient ritual of the Lozi people marking the movement of the king from the palace in the flood plains to the palace on the higher land, paddled in 2 huge canoes by 50 oarsman.

Fruit Bat Migration

Oct - Dec | Annual | Kasanka NP

The biggest mammal migration in the world. Up to 10million fruit bats descend on Kasanka NP to feed on the abundance of wild berries & fruit.

Wildebeest Migration

Nov-Dec | Annual | Liuwa NP

The second largest wildebeest migration in Africa with between 40,000-50,000 individuals migrating within the broader Liuwa system, moving between the numerous pans following seasonal burns & flooding

 Zambia Tourism Board contact information 

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Email: [email protected]
Tel: +260 211 229 087
Address: Abacus House, Kabelenga Road, Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia COVID Protocols Zambia COVID Protocols

Zambia COVID-19 Travel Protocols

Updated: 17 November 2022

Pre-Departure Requirements

  • 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. 

On Arrival

  • Presentation of COVID-19 vaccination / PCR -ve certificate & health screening.

On Departure

  •  Dependent on airline / transit point / final destination

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