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Best time to visit Kafue, Zambia

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The best time to visit Kafue is June-September

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Kafue? Look no further! June-September is the best time to go to Kafue due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In summer, the temperature in Kafue can rise as high as 36℃ (97℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 11℃ (52℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 9℃ (49℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Kafue during the day, the sun stays up the longest around October. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Kafue in January – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Kafue, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

October

Kafue seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kafue as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kafue is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Kafue

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Kafue for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Kafue climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Kafue for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Kafue in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 202mm (8") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kafue in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 159mm (6") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kafue in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kafue in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kafue in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kafue in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Kafue in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Kafue in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kafue in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Kafue in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Kafue in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Kafue in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kafue in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kafue is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kafue is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kafue is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kafue, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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