Victoria Falls Zambia

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When to Go

Best time to go to Victoria Falls Zambia

Visit between February and May to see Victoria Falls in full flood. A mile of water hurtles over the edge with an earth-shattering roar and sends a cloud of spray a thousand feet into the sky. However, this is the late rainy season when the risk of malaria is at its highest. Rain can also be heavy at this time – subsequently, it’s also not the best time for safaris in Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa.

If you’d like combine a classic game viewing safari with a visit to Victoria Falls Zambia, then the best time is during the long dry season from June to October. You’ll enjoy the best weather (mild and dry from June to August; hot and dry in September and October). It’s the best time for game viewing across the region as well as presenting the lowest malaria risk.

Note however that by September the Zambezi water levels are low; much of Victoria Falls dries up, especially on the Zambian side where there may be almost no water going over in October and November.

Feb/ Mar/ Apr/ May
Late rainy season: Victoria Falls is in full flood & at its most impressive
Jun/ Jul/ Aug/ Sep/ Oct
Dry season: best time for rafting & safaris; low malaria risk; low water Sep & Oct
Nov/ Dec/ Jan
Early rainy season: hot with regular heavy rain but little water going over Victoria Falls
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Top Experiences

Africa’s biggest & most diverse activities

1. Visit Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls close up is an awe-inspiring sight & the Zambian side showcases the full power of the raging Zambezi. Ask us about getting the best views for the time of year.

2. Cruise the Zambezi

A boat cruise offers a different side to the Zambezi River: wildlife, bird watching and unspoilt scenery finished off with sunset & drinks.

3. – 1 … 2 … 3 … Bungee!

Leaping off the railway bridge that spans the river sends you 100 metres down into the Batoka Gorge: it’s one of the world’s Must-Do’s for adrenalin junkies.

4. Go White-water Rafting

Visit Victoria Falls Zambia between August & December for the best one-day rafting in the world. You’ll ride a series of rapids, half of which are top-of-the-range Grade 5, on an unforgettable day.

5. View from Above

Enjoy stunning views of Victoria Falls during a helicopter safari as well as bird’s eye game viewing: you’ll be on the lookout for hippos & elephants as you fly upstream.

6. Dive into Devil’s Pool

Not for the faint-hearted! A boat trip to Livingstone Island & then a careful walk to the very edge of the falls & your destination: Devil’s Pool, overlooking the abyss.

7. A Jumbo-sized Safari

Enjoy the biggest wildlife encounters possible at a local elephant sanctuary: you’ll feed orphaned babies, pose for photographs with them & then go on safari on top of a friendly adult.

8. Go Walking with Lions

Habituated lion cubs are your playful & sometimes mischievous companions during your guided walk through a private reserve; it’s the ultimate experience for cat-lovers!

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