When is the best season to visit Victoria Falls?

When planning to visit Victoria Falls, it’s important to take seasonal factors into account even though Victoria Falls is considered a year-round destination. Also, the time you choose to visit Victoria Falls will depend on the kinds of activities you'd like to try while you're there.

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. If you're coming to Victoria Falls to go white-water rafting, this isn't the best time to visit, instead, consider planning your visit for between August and December as water levels will be lower.

During the dry season, and particularly near the end of the dry season (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.

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