Best Time to Visit – Luambe NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

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The only lodge in Luambe operates in the Dry season from June to October. The remoteness of the park and the bad roads make it almost impossible to visit during the Wet season.

The middle and end of the Dry season (July to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around the rivers and lagoons. Be warned though, October is extremely hot.

Best Time July to October (The bush is dry, and animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (The park is little visited and never gets busy)
Low Season June (Low season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (It is cooler and it hardly ever rains)
Worst Weather October to March (Hot and wet weather)

May to October Dry Season

  • The best months for viewing animals
  • It is sunny, and it rarely rains
  • Malaria risk is minimal
  • The bush looks parched, and the sky is very hazy
  • October is unbearably hot
  • Warm clothing is necessary for the cold mornings, from June to August

November to April Wet Season

  • The scenery is lush and the air crisp
  • Best time for birding as migrants are in the park
  • Many newborn animals can be seen
  • The only lodge in the park is closed
  • The black cotton soil means the tracks become impassable
  • Wildlife viewing is at its best in the Dry season
  • High levels of humidity and heat
  • Malaria is more of a concern in the Wet season

Wildlife Photos

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