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Zambia in December

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?

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

What are the highlights of visiting Zambia in December?

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

Any lowlights?

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

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