Grass is short, so it’s easy to spot wildlife that is concentrated near waterholes.
Ideal Safari season – wildlife is easy to track, and the weather is temperate.
Tropical downpours mean an ideal season for birding and photography.
Cooler weather & nighttime rains mean animals are more active during the day.
Jan, Feb, Mar & Dec: The rains in the parks brings glorious shades of green and newborn animals. This is an excellent time for birding with many migratory species making an appearance. The parks are far less crowded, yet the wildlife remains – the value is excellent. Average high: 79-81F. Average low: 63F.
Apr & May: Often considered the best weather of the year, the temperature is mild and the crowds are few. A wonderful time for game viewing with a lush backdrop and plenty of activity. During this time, the volume of water at Victoria Falls creates such a large spray it can be difficult to take in the beauty. Average high: 79F. Average low: 59-63F.
Jun, Jul, Aug & Sept: Game viewing is prolific during these months. The weather is dry and the vegetation is short. This makes it an ideal time for walking safaris. Wildlife concentrates around water sources which are where our camps are conveniently located. Viewing the falls is best at this time of year and by August and September, intrepid travelers may take a dip in Devil’s Pool. Average high: 73-84F. Average low: 48-59F.
Oct & Nov: The driest and hottest time of year. Game viewing is excellent and with the onset of the first rains of the season, the antelope begin calving their young. This is the time of year the famous elephants in Mfuwe walk through the lobby of our lodge with their sights set on the wild mango tree. Average high: 90F. Average low: 64F.
Immerse yourself in Zambia’s wild magic on this unforgettable walking safari between intimate, remote bush camps in the heart of South Luangwa National Park.
Also available as a Private departure - choose your own dates!
Feel the mist and hear the thunder of Africa’s iconic waterfall on this perfect short safari, staying in luxurious comfort at a five-star mid-river lodge.
Make it your own! Private trips are just for you and your travel companions. Choose your preferred departure date and we handle all the details.