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!

Tailor-made Safaris

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Reviews

An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)