Best Time To Go To Kafue | When To Go To Kafue

When you are looking to travel to such a place as Sub-Saharan Africa, the chances are you are not hoping to be rained on. African holidays are made up mostly by time in the wilderness on safari and on the beach in a little slice of Indian Ocean paradise. For a safari, it is generally better to travel in the drier months which are, as a rule of thumb, usually in the British Summer Time of end of June – October. Very sweepingly, this is when most of the parks in both east and southern Africa are drier, making the animals forced to congregate around waterholes and easier to spot generally. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. Some travellers may want to see the African bush in all it’s green glory in rainy season, catch some rare wildlife experiences whilst paying low season rates… Essentially it is completely down to you and to which individual park you are going to, but if wildlife viewing and brilliant beach time is a priority then the classically dry months are generally speaking a safe bet.

Kafue National Park is south of the South Luangwa and therefore has a slightly less close temperature in the classically hotter months of September, October and November. Generally therefore, if you are looking for superb wildlife then we would say October, just before the rains arrive in November, is a very good time to go. If you are not a lover of the heat though, we would still probably advise to visit in the dry months of June, July and August for fantastic wildlife and nice temperatures. In these months it can get chilly at night to be sure to bring a layer or two if you are venturing to Kafue then – also in morning game drives it is advisable to wear long trousers in the morning.
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