North Luangwa National Park, Zambia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to North Luangwa National Park, Zambia? If you're planning to go to North Luangwa National Park, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to North Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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

Important essentials for North Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to North Luangwa National Park in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

February here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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March

If you go to North Luangwa National Park in March, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

Traveling to North Luangwa National Park in April, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you are traveling to North Luangwa National Park in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June for North Luangwa National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

If you go to North Luangwa National Park in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

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

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September

September in North Luangwa National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

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

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November

If you go to North Luangwa National Park in November, you will notice that it is warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

If you are traveling to North Luangwa National Park in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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