The best times to visit Chisamba for ideal weather are

April 16th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Chisamba Travel Info

Weather in Chisamba


Average temperatures in Chisamba vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Chisamba, the hottest months are October, November, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid October where highs are regularly around 92.6°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.2°F (17.3°C) at night.

Chisamba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Chisamba Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Chisamba Perceived Temperature (F)


Chisamba Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Chisamba Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 82.4 71.6 62.4
Feb 83 72 61.8
Mar 82 71.2 61.2
Apr 81.5 68.3 56.3
May 80.5 65.5 51.4
Jun 77.8 61.8 47.6
Jul 76.1 60.4 45.8
Aug 81.2 65.4 49.3
Sep 88.9 73.1 57.2
Oct 91.8 77.6 62.3
Nov 89 75.7 63.4
Dec 83.6 72.3 62.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28 22 16.9
Feb 28.3 22.2 16.6
Mar 27.8 21.8 16.2
Apr 27.5 20.2 13.5
May 26.9 18.6 10.8
Jun 25.4 16.6 8.7
Jul 24.5 15.8 7.7
Aug 27.3 18.6 9.6
Sep 31.6 22.8 14
Oct 33.2 25.3 16.8
Nov 31.7 24.3 17.4
Dec 28.7 22.4 17.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chisamba are June, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Chisamba? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chisamba.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chisamba (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 37% 0 9.7
Feb 27% 0 5.3
Mar 20% 0 5
Apr 4% 0 0.7
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0.3
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 4% 0 1.4
Nov 18% 0 4.9
Dec 33% 0 6.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 37 0 24.6
Feb 27 0 13.5
Mar 20 0 12.7
Apr 4 0 1.8
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0.8
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 4 0 3.6
Nov 18 0 12.4
Dec 33 0 16.3


Humidity and Wind

Chisamba has some extremely humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (34.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.8%).

Wind in Chisamba is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and April. July’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chisamba.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 11.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.2 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.1 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.8%
Feb 82.4%
Mar 82%
Apr 75.3%
May 65%
Jun 59.6%
Jul 56.1%
Aug 44.1%
Sep 34.4%
Oct 38.2%
Nov 60.5%
Dec 79.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Chisamba?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are regional travel advisories for Zambia; exercise normal security precautions and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Chisamba, Zambia is December, followed by July and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Chisamba in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.1 in November means 45.1% of the tourists vs. December.



Overall Chisamba Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 79.4°F (26.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Chisamba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92.6°F (33.7°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Chisamba to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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