- Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
When to Go
Best Time to Visit Victoria Falls
To see Victoria Falls in full flood, visit between February and May when an unbroken mile of water is roaring over the edge and sending a column of spray a thousand feet into the sky. But note that this is the late rainy season, when the malaria risk is highest and rain the heaviest. It’s also not the best time for safaris in Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa.
If you’re planning to combine a safari with Victoria Falls Zimbabwe then we suggest the long dry season from June to October. You’ll still get great views of water thundering over Victoria Falls as well as the best weather (cool and dry June to August; hot and dry September and October). It’s also the best time for game viewing across the region, coinciding with the lowest malaria risk.
The start of the rainy season is marked by hot and uncomfortable weather as well as some rain but Zambezi water levels are very low and much of Victoria Falls is dry, especially on the Zambian side.