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

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

When to go to Zambia, Zambia

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

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

January

Traveling to Zambia in January, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Zambia is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Zambia is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Zambia 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:

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

June

June for Zambia very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region 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:

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

September

Traveling to Zambia in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Zambia in December, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Zambia, 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 Zambia
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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