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

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

When to go to South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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

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

January

January here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in South Luangwa National Park is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit South Luangwa National Park during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to South Luangwa National Park in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in South Luangwa National Park during July, you are likely to find that it is mild.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to South Luangwa National Park in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to South Luangwa National Park in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to South Luangwa National Park in October, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to South Luangwa National Park in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for South Luangwa National Park is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in South Luangwa 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 South Luangwa National Park

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