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Zambia in December


The rainy season begins in earnest – the bush grows gorgeously green, many migratory birds may be viewed, and it’s calving season for herbivores such as antelopes and zebras.

What's the weather going to be like in Zambia in December?

  • It’s the start of the green season, bringing wet and humid conditions
  • Temperatures are high
  • Days are characterised by torrential afternoon downpours
  • Remember to pack your waterproofs!

What are the highlights of visiting Zambia in December?

  • Lush landscapes and dramatic skies create stunning backdrops for photographs
  • The landscapes are becoming beautifully green
  • You can expect to see baby antelopes and zebras
  • Properties that are open have excellent availability
  • Prices are relatively low
  • Birdwatching is brilliant, as lots of migratory species are present

Any lowlights?

  • Game viewing becomes more difficult as animals move away from the waterholes and into the thick bush
  • Temperatures remain high throughout the rainy season, and it can feel quite humid
  • Lots of Zambia’s remote camps are closed in December, so there are limited options concerning accommodation
  • Heavy rains can cause flooding
  • Higher humidity makes for more bugs and mosquitoes

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