Since the 1990s Zambia has gone through political reforms and its fortunes are on the up and up. It’s still a challenging country to travel in but well worth the effort. The main attractions are Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, both centers for adrenaline activities such as bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. Zambia’s game parks and wildlife reserves are alive with wild animals. Often called the ‘real Africa’, Zambia is bordered by eight different African countries and its unusual because its borders are not dictated by tribal or linguistic divisions.

When to Go


June to August sees both the lowest temperatures and lowest rainfall. In the late dry season, around September, you will spot plenty of big game. Ornithologists should aim for the middle of the rainy season in November and December.

Malawi and Zambia

Avoid November to April which is the rainy season when many park are closed and visit in May to October for the best game spotting. The late dry season of August to October is best for big game wildlife when animals huddle round the few watering holes, although this is the hottest part of the year. Early dry season (May to June) is best for bird watching in Malawi, with conditions most favorable at the end of the year in Zambia.

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