Best Time to Visit – Zambia
You have an excellent chance of seeing lots of wildlife in Zambia during the Dry season (May to October) when the animals gather around rivers and waterholes. This will fit in nicely with a visit to Victoria Falls, which you can see most clearly from June to September. A Wet season safari (November to April) is much more challenging, as most parks and camps shut down because of the heavy rain. The Mfuwe section of South Luangwa NP is an exception: you can drive its all-weather roads year-round.
May to October –Dry Season – Winter
November to April –Wet Season – Summer
Best Time to Go to Zambia by Major Park
For the best wildlife viewing in the main parks, visit in the dry winter months (May to October). This coincides with the best opportunities for great photos of Victoria Falls – between May and August. Any later in the year and you’ll find that the falls aren’t very impressive from the Zambian side, although you can cross into Zimbabwe for a better view. The rainy season has its problems, like washed-out roads and camp closures. But the landscape becomes lush and beautiful, the bird watching is wonderful, and boat safaris are offered in South Luangwa.