Why would people come back?

Apart from the fact that there are so many activities to do in the Victoria Falls area, an excellent reason to return to the destination is to experience the waterfalls and the outdoor adventures in changing seasons. Victoria Falls is very different month by month: the level of water in the Zambezi River changes with seasonal rains, which means that at times the waterfalls are thunderously dramatic, sending up so much spray that you will get completely soaked on the cliffside footpaths, and other times the river is running so low that the falls dry up on the Zambian side. In the summer months, the foliage is lush and green, while in winter the vegetation thins out and turns brown.

The Black sparrohawk  Credit: Hardaker

Different seasons are best for varying activities, and returning Victoria Falls at different times of year means you’ll be able to experience all of them, from the best white-water rafting during the low-water period of August to December to wildlife viewing in the national parks on either side of the falls during the dry winter months of June to October, and superb bird watching the rainy summer season from November to April, when you can spot migratory birds and birds with their full colourful plumage.

A Zambian lovebird

Victoria Falls is also great place to base yourself for trips to other safari destinations in Zimbabwe, such as Hwange National Park, and to Chobe National Park in Botswana. On repeat visits to Victoria Falls you’ll have time to explore the wonderful wildlife just an hour’s drive away.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)

day 1

Sleeping with elephants
  • Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)
  • Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)
  • Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)
  • Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)
  • Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)
  • Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)

day 2

Exploring Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls in March

Climate March is another warm, humid, rainy month in Victoria Falls with frequent afternoon thundershowers and average daytime highs of 31C. Highlights of the month The Zambezi River is full of water from the summer rains, which means that Victoria Falls is pumping at full volume: expect to see a dramatic spectacle with a soundtrack of roaring thunder, and lots of mist and spray (which…

Budget safari holiday in Victoria Falls

How to have a budget-conscious trip Both Zambia and Zimbabwe have some great lodging options for budget travellers: your options include campsites on the banks of the Zambezi, friendly backpackers and well-run guesthouses. For a bush experience you can also camp in the Zambezi National Park (on the Zimbabwean side). The best way to save money on food is to prepare your own meals: some of…

Victoria Falls in July

Climate July is the coolest month of the year: night time temperatures drop to 7C, while day time temperatures are in the mid-20s. Be sure to pack warm clothes for night time and early morning game drives and activities. Highlights of the month July is a popular month to visit Victoria Falls for the clear blue skies, sunshine and for ideal views of the falls: the river is not at its…

Victoria Falls in December

Climate December is slightly cooler than November but still a hot month with daytime temperatures averaging 31C. It’s also the second wettest month of the year (after January), so most days you’ll get an afternoon thundershower. Highlights of the month The Zambezi River is low in December, so the falls are much less dramatic than earlier in the year. The waterfalls can also…

Romantic holiday in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most memorable destinations in Africa for the majestic waterfalls that have earned a place as one of the most breathtaking sights on the planet and for the incredible range of activities that you can do in the area. Whether you’re an adventurous couple looking to get adrenaline kicks on your holiday, or whether you prefer more relaxing experiences, then…

Victoria Falls in August

Climate August is another dry month, but it’s slightly warmer than July, with daytime averages of 29C and night time temperatures of 10 degrees. Highlights of the month August is one of the peak months for tourism in Victoria Falls. It’s a great time to view the falls, and the best month for white-water rafting. The Devil’s Pool usually opens near the end of this month, and…

Popular Victoria Falls Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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With some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent, and a remarkably low population in a massive country, Zambia has an aura of mystery waiting to be uncovered....

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This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent...

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Visit the most popular destinations in Southern Africa on this luxury tour for the budget-conscious...

 | Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

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Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools ...

 | Luxurious South Africa and Zambia Honeymoon Safari (10 days)

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Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with it's multi-cultural heritage and a Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands, finally ending off at Victoria Falls from the Zambian side...

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 | Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)

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Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list...

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Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos on the Chobe River...

 | Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)

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