Best Time to Visit – Zambezi NP

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The best time for wildlife viewing in Zambezi National Park is from June to September, the middle and end of the Dry season. The Zambezi River becomes a place for animals to congregate and, during this dry time, the bush thins out making it easier to see them. Most people visiting the park will be staying at Victoria Falls, which is at its best from May to September.

Best Time June to October (Dry season)
High Season June to October (The park gets busy during weekends – regardless of the season)
Low Season January to June (Rates might be lower)
Best Weather April to September (Rains are rare)
Worst Weather October to February (Hot and humid once the rains start)

April to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Wildlife is more easily seen as the bush thins out and animals gather around the river
  • May to September is the best time to visit Victoria Falls
  • Days are bright and filled with sunshine
  • The chances of contracting malaria are slim since there are fewer mosquitos
  • It is cooler (except in October)
  • Victoria Falls gets crowded
  • The air is dusty
  • Warm clothing is recommended for early morning game drives, which can be cold

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • The landscape is lush and green
  • There are fewer tourists in the town of Victoria Falls, and rates might be lower
  • Newborn animals are present
  • With the appearance of migratory birds, bird watching is at its best
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season
  • From October to December, the flow of the Zambezi River is at its lowest and Victoria Falls might be reduced to a trickle
  • Some roads become muddy and difficult to drive on
  • The heat and humidity can become unbearable

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