July Weather & When To Go
July officially sees the start of the dry season so tourist numbers increase and prices rise accordingly. Zambia’s parks rarely feel overcrowded though, so you will still be able to have an enjoyable safari experience despite travelling in peak season.
The drier the season, the more grazed down the grasses and bush will become, so the easier it becomes to spot wildlife. As temperatures won’t be too hot yet, big cats are likely to be active throughout the day; when it is too hot they retreat to the bushes for cover from the heat and sunshine.
Temperatures will actually remain pleasant for the whole month so it is a great time to enjoy walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park.