Zimbabwe is a year round destination, the best time to visit depends on whether you like heat, rain, or more temperate conditions.
For safaris, the ideal time to go to Zimbabwe is from May-Nov, though the latter part of this season sees temps soar into the 30s.
July-Aug hover in the mid-20s, but can get pretty chilly at night. Some camps around Hwange close during the rainy season (Dec-Mar), but the animals are still very much there to be seen, as are the guides that need their jobs. Zimbabwe’s storms can be incredibly atmospheric bringing migratory birds, beautiful sunsets and really clear skies.
A mile-long, raging waterfall and one of the Earth’s most marvelous spectacles, going to Zimbabwe and not seeing Victoria Falls is like going to Paris and foregoing the Eiffel Tower. No amount of superlatives can describe what it’s like to be stood in front of its full force and power. And now there’s a handy Univisa allowing travelers access to the Falls from both the Zimbabwean and the Zambian side, you can spend hours gawping at them from various viewpoints.
Protected by the eponymous national park, as well as the Zambezi National Park, there are those who want to explore the river that creates these great falls in other ways. White water rafting for example, or canoeing on the gentler sections is a wonderful way to explore this iconic river. Always do so with responsible operators as this is not a river to be messed with, but when paddled responsibly is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have.
Adrenaline seekers will always love the bungee jumping and swimming in the Devil’s Pool above them, or of course you can always take a helicopter ride over them.
NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE
Most first time Zimbabwe goers tend to head north to pair Victoria Falls with a safari in Hwange National Park, which makes for an amazing holiday.
If you’ve been to Zimbabwe before, however, and have already ticked those off your list, the less frequented parks like Matobo and Gonarezhou – a national park tucked right down in the south of the country that, in places, resembles the Okavango Delta and has massive pink cliffs that overlook it – are well worth returning to the country for. Matobo is the best park in Zimbabwe to see white rhino, but leopard, wildebeest and zebra are also common.
Walking safaris are popular here, an ideal way to take in the spiritual aspect of this park, considered almost sacred by local people. Certainly, if you spot one of its rare black rhinos, your prayers will have been answered.
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