Zimbabwe has three distinct seasons
cool, dry winter period between May and August. Rivers and water
sources tend to recede and game viewing improves steadily at this
time, many of the roads in the remote areas are only passable during
the dry spell.
- A hot
and dry period from August to mid-November. October and the early
part of November prior to the onset of rains are horrendously hot in
both the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys with temperatures regularly
sitting in the mid-40's. Game tends to concentrate and if you can
handle high temperatures, then this is the ideal time for game
- A hot
to warm wet season from mid-November through to the end of April.
The onset of the rains makes the remote areas very difficult to
explore and many seasonal camps are closed. A limited number of
"green season" safaris are available.
viewing is best during the dry season from May through to October. The
wet season is best for bird watching.