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The Zambian dry season between June and November is a wonderful time to visit due to its cobalt blue skies, hot days and cool nights. Victoria Falls makes a great option to combine with a safari, but can be visited on its own when the camps are closed briefly in the wet season between January and February. This is when the 'smoke that thunders' lives up to its name. Outside of the wettest months rain does fall, but this is compensated for by minimal crowds and top quality birdwatching.

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Zambia Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Victoria Falls 86°F 7" 88°F 6" 88°F 3" 88°F 1" 84°F 0" 79°F 0" 79°F 0" 84°F 0" 91°F 0" 97°F 1" 93°F 3" 88°F 7"
Lusaka 79°F 8" 79°F 7" 79°F 3" 79°F 1" 77°F 0" 73°F 0" 73°F 0" 79°F 0" 84°F 0" 88°F 1" 84°F 4" 79°F 8"
North Luangwa National Park 86°F 9" 86°F 8" 86°F 6" 86°F 2" 84°F 0" 82°F 0" 81°F 0" 84°F 0" 91°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 3" 88°F 7"
South Luangwa National Park 88°F 8" 88°F 7" 88°F 5" 88°F 2" 86°F 0" 84°F 0" 84°F 0" 88°F 0" 95°F 0" 97°F 1" 97°F 3" 90°F 6"
The Kafue National Park 82°F 8" 82°F 7" 82°F 4" 84°F 1" 81°F 0" 77°F 0" 77°F 0" 82°F 0" 88°F 0" 91°F 1" 86°F 4" 84°F 9"
The Lower Zambezi National Park 88°F 7" 88°F 6" 90°F 4" 90°F 1" 86°F 0" 82°F 0" 81°F 0" 86°F 0" 93°F 0" 99°F 1" 95°F 2" 91°F 7"

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Walking safari from Musekese Bush Camp,Kafue National Park

Visiting Zambia in June

The ground starts to dry out after the rains, making June a lovely time to visit. The rivers are still full and the bush is colorful. The camps have opened and are offering excellent deals, while there are few other visitors to compete for space with.

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