At the end of the rain season/monsoon is the dry season/safari season in Zambia’s vast wilderness which is home to many different species of wildlife.
During this time, animals have permanent water sources and plenty of grass for grazing which makes it easier for them to be spotted and water activities/fishing are some of the other main activities that one can indulge in. Bird viewing is also at its peak.
The Busanga plains in the Kafue National Park is one of the best areas to visit, though it can only be accessed by vehicles from July onwards when water levels go down, while the Zambezi has a slightly longer season and can be visited throughout the dry season.
The rare Shoe bill can be viewed from the Bangweulu swamps as they get flooded after the rains, making them the best area to spot the Shoe bill.
The Victoria Falls with its thundering smoke can also be seen in its full splendour immediately after the wet season. Though access to Livingstone Island is only open in July when the water levels.
Although some Safari camps are closed throughout the wet season only opening in the dry season, others remain open but offer minimal activities.
Note: Check our escape icon for camps and lodges located outside Lusaka.