May weather and when to go
As with April, May is a fairly quiet time of year to travel to Zambia It lies between the long rainy season (January - March) and the optimum dry season (July - October) so most parks and lodges will remain at shoulder season prices and availability should be good. Livingstone, which lies on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, is usually busy year-round. Although the Falls change dramatically throughout the year they are always an impressive sight. In May, water levels will still be quite high so you’ll see the powerful flow of water surging off the edge.
One of Zambia’s unique species is the African shoebill. These quirky creatures seem almost Jurassic and are non-migratory so can be seen year-round.
Head to the Banweulu Swamps to witness these unusual but photogenic birds.