Best Time to Visit – Chizarira NP

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The middle and end of the Dry season (July to October) is best for watching wildlife in Chizarira National Park. Wildlife is more easily seen at this time because the vegetation is thinner and animals gather at water sources. Roads can become impassable during the Wet season.

Best Time July to October
High Season June to August (Chizarira never gets busy)
Low Season January to May (Many lodges close from January to March)
Best Weather April to September (Rains are extremely uncommon)
Worst Weather November to March (Wet season)

April to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Animals are easier to spot because they gather around rivers and waterholes and the vegetation is thinner
  • Rain is rare – skies are clear and sunny
  • The number of mosquitoes decreases, making the malaria risk much less
  • It isn't humid, except for October, which makes the heat much easier to tolerate
  • Dust and dryness is common
  • It gets cold at night; warm clothes are a necessity for morning game drives

November to March Wet Season – Summer

  • The scenery is green with more plant-life
  • This is the season for migratory birds – birding is at its best
  • Road conditions deteriorate
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season
  • Afternoons are very hot and steamy

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