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Zambia in February


The bush is exceptionally green and dense in February due to very heavy rainfall, and the focus starts to move away from game drives to boating and walking safaris.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 82°F
  • Night time minimum temperature = 61°F
  • Average rainfall = 190mm
  • Average daylight = 12.5 hours

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

  • As it’s peak of the rainy season, you can expect rain throughout February
  • Temperatures average around 71°F
  • It’s a very wet month, with spectacular thunderstorms
  • It’s a good idea to pack your waterproofs!

What are the highlights of visiting Zambia in Febraury?

  • It’s a great time to see herbivores with their newborns
  • Landscapes are beautifully green
  • There’s amazing value for money if you travel at this time of year
  • Some camps in the South Luangwa National Park remain open and offer brilliant boating safaris
  • Parks and reserves are quiet
  • Birdwatching is fabulous – you can expect to see lots of migrant species
  • February is one of the best months to see Victoria Falls in full flow

Any lowlights?

  • The weather is hot and humid
  • The rain can continue for days
  • A lot of the camps are closed, as roads become impassable due to heavy rains
  • High humidity makes for more bugs and mosquitoes
  • Wildlife is more difficult to spot among the dense bush

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