Victoria Falls “Mosi Oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a must-see to any visitor to Africa. Vic Falls safaris offer some high adrenalin activities such as heart-stopping bungee jumping, gorge swings, zip-lines and white water rafting. More sedate activities include Zambezi river cruises, scenic flights as well as game drives.
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Best time to travel to victoria falls
In our opinion, there’s not one specific best time to visit the falls as each season has its own unique experiences depending on what you’d like to achieve during your Victoria Falls Safari Holiday.
December to March is the height of summer and the rainy season. Experience dramatic thunderstorms in the afternoons, especially on hot days.
The Zambezi River is low in December. White-water rafting season usually closes around February due to high water levels.
Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool often close in January/February with high water levels.
April to June is the peak time for a trip to Vic Falls. This is high water season with the Zambezi River in flood. As a result, the Falls are at their most magnificent, the spray can be seen for miles. Expect to get wet! Rainbows are a common feature.
Visibility from some lookouts can be limited by the abundance of spray and mist.
July and August is peak season at Victoria Falls with lower water levels and less spray gives you excellent visibility of the falls, Livingstone Island and the rafting season opens as soon as the water drops to a safe level. Although it is classified as winter in Zimbabwe, you can expect warm and sunny days.
September to November is dry season at Victoria Falls with low water levels. There is excellent visibility from the Zimbabwe side with the falls possibly drying up almost completely on the Zambian side. Peak white-water river rafting season, Livingstone Island as well as the famed Devil’s Pool at the edge of the falls are open (Zambia side).