October weather and when to go
Being the last month of the dry season in Zambia, October has long dry days and hot temperatures. The mercury usually tips 30-35 degrees most days, especially in low altitude parks such as South Luangwa National Park so you’ll need to remember to bring a sun hat and plenty of sun cream for your walking safaris. If you can handle the heat and humidity, this is a great time of year to travel to Zambia as the majority of animals will be congregating round waterholes or along the edge of river beds making them much easier to spot.
There is an average of just 10mm of rain in October which is likely to come towards the end of the month, so clear skies will perpetuate the majority of your safari days.