Lusaka, Zambia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Lusaka, Zambia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Lusaka, Zambia by month

January

January is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Lusaka is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Lusaka in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Lusaka is balmy, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Lusaka during July, you are likely to find that it is mild, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Lusaka in August, you will notice that it is warm, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Lusaka is extremely warm, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

October

October for Lusaka is extremely warm and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

November

November in Lusaka is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Lusaka during December, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Lusaka, Zambia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lusaka, 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 Lusaka
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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