Wildlife viewing in Zimbabwe is at its best between July and October. During this period the waterholes in parks dry up, providing spectacular sightings of wildlife as they gather around remaining lakes and rivers. The weather consists of clear days but quite chilly nights. By October temperatures are rising and hover around the late 30°Cs and early 40°Cs. July and August are great months for visiting Victoria Falls, with excellent visibility due to the lower water levels and reduced spray.
For those looking to delve into Zimbabwe’s rich cultural history or explore the distinctive rock formations of Matobo, consider travelling between November and March when the days are nice and warm with the occasional rain shower in the afternoon. The wet season is also a fantastic time for birding, with many resident and migratory species to be spotted.
Following the wet season the landscapes of Zimbabwe are vibrant and green, with clear and bright days. This is a good period for travel in terms of value, whilst Mana Pools, renowned for its walking safaris, reopens. Between April and June the Zambezi River swells and the cascades of the Victoria Falls are at their most powerful with huge mists rising above the falls – you can get a great view from above in a helicopter.