Africa's Eden - including The Victoria Falls - is a 365 day a year destination, with no one "better season". Africa's Eden offers everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, experiencing vast open spaces in small groups to connect with nature and the wilderness. Enjoy zero air pollution and witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Specific mention must be made of the Victoria Falls, which has high and low flow periods depending on the level of the Zambezi River; however, each flow period allows for different activities. Low water level coincides with the end of the region’s dry season during September – November. During this time, the least amount of water flows over Victoria Falls, and some sections of Victoria Falls may dry up. Water flow increases with the onset of the rainy season in November and peaks with the floodwater from the catchment area around April.
Africa’s Eden has three distinct ‘seasons’:
- High season (during the cooler, dry season)
- Shoulder Season (during the hot, dry season)
- Green season (during the hot, wet season)
The traditional high season runs from May to September, which is winter in the destination. Many travelers choose this period as it coincides with the northern hemisphere summer holidays and offers more dependable game viewing. Due to low rains, plants become less dense, making it easier to see wildlife. Animals also gather around watering holes more often at this time of year. Humidity is low, and the air is usually dry and dusty.
This season runs from December to April and is characterised by heat and humidity, with epic thunderstorms in the late afternoons giving phenomenal lightning shows and tremendous volumes of rain. However, these displays are usually short and sharp and offer a cool relief at the end of the day. The surrounding bush greens up, and there is a good chance of seeing young animals as this is the birthing season. A note of warning that some roads become impassable during this season and some camps close for this season.
Contact one of our trusted tour operators to match your needs as a guest with the right weather conditions.
The shoulder season runs from October to November and is characterised by the beginning of the rainy season. This time of year can be scorching, with temperatures often soaring above 40 degrees centigrade. Game viewing is good at this time of the year as the animals congregate at the water’s edge, and the sparse bush improves visibility.
Temperatures and Rainfall
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Sunrise / Sunset
- Sunrise: 05h30 to 06h30
- Sunset: 18h00 to 18h30
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