Kafue National Park, Zambia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kafue National Park, Zambia? If you're planning to go to Kafue National Park, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kafue National Park, Zambia

Based on the climate and weather in Kafue National Park, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kafue National Park, Zambia by month

January

If you are traveling to Kafue National Park in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

February

February is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

March

March is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear

April

April in Kafue National Park dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

May very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

June

Traveling to Kafue National Park in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

July

July for Kafue National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

August

August very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

September

September in Kafue National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

November

November is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

December

If you are traveling to Kafue National Park in December, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kafue National Park, Zambia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kafue National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Kafue National Park

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