When to visit Zambia
Our compilation of Zambia Travel Info looks at when to visit, money\currency, health and the various seasons.
The best time to visit Zambia for safari is between June and November, during the dry season and the wildlife viewing is excellent. The thin vegetation creates out-of-this-world game viewing experiences, so it is the best time to go on a Zambia Safari.
The dry season also comes along with pleasant mild daytime temperatures (although September and October get extremely hot). The rainy season which is usually from December to April known as the Green Season because of the beautiful thick and green bushes is also a time when new life comes into play with most of the wildlife having offsprings.
Money in Zambia
Zambia has a local currency The Kwacha (ZMK). There is no limit to the importation of foreign currency, provided it is declared on arrival through a currency declaration form.
Most hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and the bigger shops will take credit cards. Most of the bigger banks will advance local currency against a credit card. Standard Chartered, Stanbic and Barclays Banks have ATM’s which accept Visa cards for cash. All ATMs dispense the local Zambian Kwacha currency.
Most of the major towns in Zambia have very good Public Hospitals and institutions. For the best Private Hospitals Lusaka is a good option with good quality medical services.
Malaria is endemic. We encourage all clients to consult with their local doctor before travelling to Zambia and take precautions and the use of Prophylactics are recommended for visitors to these areas. All hotels and lodges in Zambia will have mosquito repellents and mosquito nets in the rooms.
HIV/Aids is widespread in Zambia and it is recommended that visitors do not engage in any high-risk sexual or drug-related activities that may cause exposure to the disease.
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Weather and Climate
Zambia has three distinct seasons. December to April: warm and wet, May to August: cool and dry. September to November: hot and dry. Average temperatures in summer range from 25° C to 35° C and in winter from 6° C to 24° C.
The best time to visit Zambia for safari is between June and November, during the dry season and the wildlife viewing is excellent.
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