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Best Time To Visit Zimbabwe

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Best Time To Visit Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, a country located on a high plateau in Southern Africa holds a great variety of wildlife and wilderness. This country fills with low-lying semi-deserts to lush highlands. Its breathtaking beauty and lush landscapes attract thousands of tourists every year.

So, if you are also among thousands who are planning a safari in Zimbabwe, you should have some ideas about which is the best time to visit Zimbabwe. Let’s decode this topic.

The best time for the best safari experience

If you are looking for a great game-viewing experience then we would suggest you visit Zimbabwe between July and October. The reason is the lack of water. As the natural waterholes dry up all animals head up towards the lakes, artificial waterholes and rivers.

However, if you don’t have enough time for visiting Zimbabwe in the above months, don’t worry. You can opt for a Zimbabwe safari from November to March. This time you may not experience the best game viewing but you still can explore the country’s rich cultural history.

For an amazing view of Victoria Falls, we would recommend you for a Zimbabwe safari from April to June. This time the Falls flow in full and the view is breathtaking.

Decoding the Zimbabwe visit month by month

In the above section, we have given a brief idea about the monthly visit to Zimbabwe, now let’s dive in deep and see how will be your experience in that particular month.


Visiting Zimbabwe from Nov- Feb will give you a pleasant experience. The days are warm and sunny. You may encounter some possible rain in the afternoons, but this does not ruin the safari experience.

If you are a bird lover this is the best time for a Zimbabwe safari to see migratory birds. Over 50 species of birds will be there to see.


In March, Victoria Falls will be at its perfect level. So, the views of this Fall are stunning. You will be able to watch the spectacular rainbow spray. During this time you can expect warm and humid weather.


In April the Mana Pools reopens. This is a World Heritage Site, known for its walking safaris. The days will be brighter and more refreshing in these two months.

Maybe there will be some rain at the month’s end but the game-viewing experience will be amazing.


Your Zimbabwe safari experience will be spectacular in these dry months. You will be able to see herds of animals gathered at lakes, rivers and man-made water holes. June is the ideal month if you are looking for Rhino tracking at Matobo Hills.

As the winter sets in, you will feel that nights in July are colder. We would suggest you pack warm clothes if you are visiting in these two months.


Visiting Zimbabwe in August- September will be pleasing. The days are going to be bright and clear.

This is the perfect month of the year when you can go white water rafting in Victoria Falls. Don’t miss the annual game count in Hwange National Park while on your safari to Zimbabwe.


In October the days will be warmer than usual. You can expect the day temperature to reach 40degrees C. The wildlife sighting will be at its peak as the dry season ends.

No matter in which months you are visiting, the Zimbabwe safari experience is going to be spectacular and a once- in life experience.

So, get ready for an exceptional safari experience in Zimbabwe. Contact us to plan a perfect safari to Zimbabwe and we will take care of the rest!

Month-by-month Guide

When To Travel Zimbabwe

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