Zambia

Zambia in November

November Weather & When To Go

November is a shoulder month in Zambia’s safari season and weather can be unpredictable. The earlier in the month you travel, days may remain hot and dry but no one can pinpoint exactly when the rains will arrive. The further north you visit, the earlier the rains arrive, so head to the southern parks of the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Park for the best chances of dry weather and wildlife sightings. Even when the rainy season does commence it is likely to be sporadic showers which shouldn’t spoil complete days and you will be able to take game drives around the weather to make the most of the dry spells. 

With the arrival of the rains comes a spectacular birding season so this can be a great time to travel if you’re a bit of a twitcher. 

With a mix of endemic birdlife and migratory species there will be plenty of interesting birds to catch your eye.


Because the rain is unpredictable some parks will be better than other to visit at this time. Is it not possible to do walking safaris in November so if you want to stay in nomadic bush camps we recommend travelling earlier in the season. However, if you wish to visit Victoria Falls they will be starting to get their water levels back up thanks to the rains, so it will be a good time to travel. It may even be possible to take a dip in the Devil’s Pool before the falls become too powerful.

As November is a shoulder season, prices will lower accordingly and parks will be quieter than the busier dry season months. This makes for intimate wildlife sightings and tranquil camps and lodges.

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