Zambia

Zambia in October

October Weather & 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.

The only downside to travelling at the end of the dry season is that the flow of the Zambezi that normally powers over Victoria Falls in the wet season is drying out to just a trickle by October. It may even be the case that there is no water flowing over the edge on the Zambian side, however, if you are travelling at this time of year it can be a good time to do white water rafting below the falls while water levels aren’t too high. If the Zambian side has dried up, it is possible to head over to Zimbabwe to see the falls from there instead.

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