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Best Time to Visit Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is spectacular throughout the year but the best time to visit is from February to May - after the rainy season. This is when you'll see the greatest flow of water although it may be a little difficult to photograph the falls up close without getting your camera wet!

The lowest water levels occur at the end of the dry season - October and November - the time of year when temperatures remain uncomfortably hot throughout the day and night. Panoramic views of the falls are guaranteed but if you go on a Victoria Falls holiday during the late dry season, you may find that the Zambian side has dried up. If this is the case, be sure to view the ever-flowing Main Falls from Zimbabwe. Crossing the border between the two countries is a relatively quick and easy process.

However, late dry season is also peak safari season in Zimbabwe and neighbouring Botswana - the nearby Chobe River in particular offers sensational game viewing at this time of year - so you'll need to balance the two experiences in deciding when to go on a Victoria Falls safari holiday.

As a compromise, we'd suggest visiting during the June - August period as the best time to combine Victoria Falls and a Chobe safari: you'll get great game viewing on your safari, warm days and cool nights, little to no rain, and plenty of water thundering over the falls.


Ensure you're in the right place at the right time: use our detailed climate guide below or contact one of our African Safari Experts to help you plan when to visit Victoria Falls for maximum reward.

Planning on combining a visit to Victoria Falls with other Southern Africa safari destinations? Read our advice on the:

 

Vic Falls climate chart

Victoria Falls

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It's not just the thundering waterfall that'll take your breath away - Victoria Falls is Africa's adventure activity capital and combines easily with big game safaris in Botswana and Zambia.

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