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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.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 27°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 17°C
  • Average rainfall = 150mm
  • Average daylight = 13 hours

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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