When to Travel

The rains in Zambia come mostly in December, January, February and March though the further north you are, the earlier the rains arrive and the later they leave. Eastern areas and higher areas generally receive more rain than western and lowland areas. This is Zambia's most lush and verdant season– when most camps close and many unsurfaced roads in Zambia become impassable.

By April and May most of the rain has faded away, leaving a landscape that's still green, but starting to dry out. Nighttime temperatures start to drop, especially in higher and more southerly locations.

In June, July and August (Peak Season) the nights have become much cooler, but the days are clear and warm. Make sure you bring warm clothes to wrap up if you're out at night, as some nights get very cold! Most of Zambia's small 'walking bushcamps' open at the start of June, when the roads have dried out sufficiently to allow access.

Into September and October the temperatures climb: the lower-lying rift valleys – Lower Zambezi, Mana Pools and Luangwa Valley – can get very hot in October. However, you'll see some superb game as the animals concentrate around the limited water sources.

November can be variable; it can be hot and dry like October, or it can see the season's first downpours. Often it's a very interesting month as you can see both patterns on successive days.

Key Info

Our Itineraries are designed to offer guests an embracing experience of our love affair with nature. They are exclusive experiences involving mild adventure along roads less travelled, an opportunity to discover intimate aspects of Africa. Every itinerary can be personalised to suit your own preferences

Included - Zambia

Full board, all gameviewing, laundry, bar,


National Park fees, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport

all transfers as per itinerary

all activities as specified in itinerary

Airport Taxes

Excluded - Zambia


Airport Taxes

Included - South Africa

Luxury accommodation

Two game drives per day in open Land Rovers

Three meals daily

Game walk per day

Excluded - South Africa

Luxury accommodation


Two game drives per day in open Land Rovers


Three meals daily

Airport taxes 

Game walk per day


* Local flights mentioned, are included in the cost, however payment is made directly to our ground agent  for these.

* Price subject to change without prior notification. Please check with us before making payment.
* Terms & Conditions apply

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Zambia & South Africa Honeymoon

South Africa

The Kruger Park is an all year round destination, with each season bringing its own highlights. It has a hot, sub-tropical climate and most of the year it is hot during the day (above 25 ° C).

Summer (Wet & lush) mid Oct – mid Feb

Autumn mid Feb – April

Winter (Dry) May to July