Best Time to Visit Victoria Falls

When is the best season to visit Victoria Falls?

While Victoria Falls may be considered a year-round destination, it is important to take seasonal factors into account when planning a visit to Victoria Falls. The time of year you choose to visit Victoria Falls will depend on what you would like to experience and the activities you would like to enjoy during your trip to this world-class southern African destination! 

Do keep note that you can visit Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Best time to visit to see the falls:

The best time to see the falls in all their glory is between February and April when the Zambezi River is at its fullest and the spray from the falls can reach up to 1km overhead! You’ll get dramatic views of the falls at full flow – do take note that the spray can be so intense that sometimes that’s all you see! During the months of March and June to September, the flow is steady but calmer which is a great time to see the waterfalls and impressive gorges and geology of the area. This is also when you may be able to spot the spray rainbows! 

During the dry season, particularly near the end of the dry season in October, the falls are at their least spectacular in terms of water flow, especially on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.  The positive of this is that you will see more of the actual waterfall as the area won’t be covered in plumes of spray. This time of year is also the hottest time to visit, with the temperature rising to some uncomfortable levels. That said, the dry season between June and October is the best time for a safari in Victoria Falls National Park and surrounding game reserves in Botswana and Zimbabwe, as this is the ideal time to view wildlife.

Best time to visit Victoria Falls for water sports: 

If you’re coming to Victoria Falls to go white-water rafting, consider planning your visit for between August and December during the low water season. Rafting is excellent at this time of year as the water levels will be lower meaning rapids are more exposed. This makes for some exciting rafting trips! 

Chat to a Safari365 Africa Travel Specialist to find out more about the best time to visit Victoria Falls and plan your next vacation to Africa.

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