Zimbabwe: A Month By Month Guide

January – Afternoon rain showers are common, but they leave behind clear skies and warm days, and don’t usually last long.

February – The height of the wet season sees few visitors, making this a great time to visit if you want the place almost to yourself. Birding is superb as migratory species flood the parks.

March – If you want to see a spray rainbow at Victoria Falls, March is a good bet.

April – As the rains begin to tail off, vegetation springs back to life carpeting the parks with lush greenery.

May – The rains come to an end, leaving behind fresh days, green landscapes, and sunny skies.

June – Nights are cold, but the start of the dry season brings plentiful wildlife. This is a super time for safaris, before peak season sets in, as well as seeing Victoria Falls.

July – Dry days and nippy nights make July a prime month for safaris so make sure you book ahead.

August – Wildlife viewing is at its peak as the dry weather continues, with lots of sunny days to enjoy.

Photo credit: Sapi Explorers Camp

September – This is a great time to visit Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park, as wildlife concentrates around the water’s edge making animal viewing a piece of cake.

October – Temperatures start to rise again, sometimes creeping into the low 40˚Cs. Safaris remain superb, with excursions during mornings and late afternoons when things are cooler.

November – The rains arrive in the form of short afternoon showers, but they don’t usually hang around for long.

December – Rainfall is more consistent during December, leaving sodden ground which makes travel in some of the parks more difficult.

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