Seasons

  • May-July: sunny and dry winter with cool nights and mornings and warm afternoons. Water levels: average
  • August-October: sunny and dry, warm (very hot in October). Water levels: very low
  • November-April: rainy season, warm to hot, high humidity. Generally January/February have the biggest rains. Water levels: high with peak in April.
  • Best Time for Safari: April to October

Best Time to Visit Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are at their most spectacular between April and May after the rainy season but often the spray is so thick it is difficult to see the full width of the falls. To appreciate the magnificent rock formations and gorges, it is just as interesting to come when the water is low at the end of the dry season from October to December.

Between April and October its the best time for safari. During the rainy summer season, animals in many game areas disperse, while in the dry winter season they congregate around water sources, making for good game viewing. Also, the greenery may make it harder to spot the game. This does not mean, however, that game viewing is impossible during the summer season.

Chobe's Seasons

Between April and November, when large number of animals migrate towards the waterways of the Okavango Delta, is the best time to visit.

November and December, known as the calving months, are a great time to witness nature's regeneration. The rainy season, from January to March, has the migration of large numbers of game into the summer grazing areas, while the delta comes alive with sounds of hundreds of bird species.

In March and April thousands of zebras and other animals migrate towards the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park.

Summers (particularly from December through to February) can become exceptionally hot, and rain may make some roads muddy and impassable.

During the rainy summer season, animals in many game areas disperse, while in the dry winter season they congregate around water sources, making for good game viewing. Also, the greenery may make it harder to spot the game. This does not mean, however, that game viewing is impossible during the summer season.