One of the most northern of countries in southern Africa, landlocked Zambia offers the more adventurous traveller some truly fabulous experiences. Foreign investment and a national focus on tourism has seen Zambia flourish as a tourist destination over the last 15 years. Good roads, amazing destinations and plenty of accommodation options make it an excellent self-drive destination.
Travel Africa will work with you to visit Zambia - planning a range of fabulous touring options – from flexible self-drive holidays to incredible luxury lodge sojourns. We will then book your holiday for you – providing you with detailed itineraries and information sheets. Don’t forget we provide superb value for money due to our in-depth knowledge of the region and our direct contacts which cut out layers of commission. Here we describe some of the wonderful destinations Zambia has to offer.
Interactive country map and photographs at the bottom of this page.
Zambia has distinct wet and dry seasons with the dry season generally occurring between April to October and rains falling from November through to March. The thick, green bush generally lasts through to June making animal viewing more challenging. From late June the bush is browning and thinning and the animals starting to concentrate around water sources. From August through to the start of the rainy season animal viewing can be excellent. It must be noted that many areas are closed during the rainy season although birding in accessible areas is exceptional.
From April through to early September day time temperatures are comfortable, however note that from June to mid-August, mid winter, the nights can get quite cold. From late September temperatures rise and it can get extremely hot during the day (up to 40C). Following the onset of the rains in November, the summer months are usually slightly cooler (still in the top 30s) but can be humid.