When to go to the Victoria Falls

Best Time To Go To Victoria Falls | When To Go To The Victoria Falls

When you are looking to travel to such a place as Sub-Saharan Africa, the chances are you are not hoping to be rained on. African holidays are made up mostly by time in the wilderness on safari and on the beach in a little slice of Indian Ocean paradise. For a safari, it is generally better to travel in the drier months which are, as a rule of thumb, usually in the British Summer Time of end of June – October. Very sweepingly, this is when most of the parks in both east and southern Africa are drier, making the animals forced to congregate around waterholes and easier to spot generally. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. Some travellers may want to see the African bush in all it’s green glory in rainy season, catch some rare wildlife experiences whilst paying low season rates… Essentially it is completely down to you and to which individual park you are going to, but if wildlife viewing and brilliant beach time is a priority then the classically dry months are generally speaking a safe bet.

You will probably be looking to do a safari around your time in Victoria Falls so it is important to take into consideration the best safari months for Southern Africa when heading here. However, luckily, the Victoria Falls operates on a similar climate and the best times to go generally align with safari in the surrounding parks. It is at its peak water from March to May – in April you can barely see your feel, let along the stunning views of the falls you’ve seen in pictures… There is a lot of spray because the water is so heavy, so this is best avoided! So even though it looks as though there is no rain in April/May the mist will make visibility challenging in these months. In January and February the water is a bit lower but it is still very much rainy season so unless you want to get wet we would avoid this. At the very end of the dry season in October the water is very low, and this is the time to go to take a dip in devils pool for the adrenaline junkies out there!  
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