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

This article contains affiliate links to Amazon and other vendors. We may earn commission from purchases made through these links.

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

Contents

About your travel guide

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 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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in South Luangwa National Park during January, you may notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

February

Traveling to South Luangwa National Park in February, 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:

March

March in South Luangwa National Park is a perfect temperature. 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:

April

If you vacation in South Luangwa National Park during April, you may notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

June

June in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

July

If you vacation in South Luangwa National Park during July, you will probably notice 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:

August

If you vacation in South Luangwa National Park during August, you may see that it is warm. 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 (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

September

If you go 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:

October

October in South Luangwa National Park is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

December

December in South Luangwa National Park is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Check out our guides for these other locations: Berkåk, Norway, St Austell, England, United Kingdom, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States of America, Jinghong, China, Ferbane, Ireland, Kovalam, India, Bardstown, Kentucky, United States of America, Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States of America, Sardroud, Iran, Sztutowo, Poland, and Beer Sheva, Israel.