When to visit Zimbabwe
Our Zimbabwe Travel Info page is aimed at assisting you prepare for your Zimbabwe Safari Holiday. Zimbabwe is one of the best all year round destinations. However it’s important to take note of the various seasons for special interests.
For Victoria Falls adventure enthusiasts, white water rafting is most exciting when the Zambezi waters are low, generally from August to December (although rafting is cancelled when the water levels are to low or high)
Best wildlife months are May to September, minimum rainfall forces the wildlife to the main watering holes, the bushveld is dry i.e. grass is short, trees are not have as dense a foliage as they would normally have in summer
Best botanical enthusiasts December – May when the vegetation is lush and green, and also when most plants are in flower.
Money in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has an official Zimbabwean dollar currency (sign: ZWL to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies).
Foreign currencies such as the South African Rand, Botswana Pula, Pound Sterling and the United States Dollar are now used instead for all transactions in Zimbabwe, and the current policy of the government of Zimbabwe has insisted that any attempts to reintroduce Zimbabwean currency should only be considered if the industrial output improves.
Basic health information for travelers to Zimbabwe
• Overall medical facilities in Zimbabwe are reliable. Even basic drugs and clean needles may not be available. . Medical costs, particularly for evacuation, can be high. Emergency health and travel insurance is recommended for any visit to this country.
• Malaria is present in Zimbabwe. Routine vaccination are recommended for all travellers planning on visiting this country.
• All travellers should seek medical advice before travelling to the country and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
Weather and Climate
From October to April. Days are hot and generally sunny in the morning with possible afternoon thunder storms. Day temperatures average 25C – 35C and night temperatures drop to 14C – 20C. Low-lying areas such as Lake Kariba, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park, Hwange National park, Gonarezhou National Park, Limpopo Valley and the Zambezi Valley can also be considerably warmer all year round (35C – 50C). The rainy season from November to March (the Eastern Highlands year round rainfall).
From May to September. Days are dry, sunny and cool to warm (20C) while evening temperatures drop sharply to 5C – 10C. Exceptionally cold spells can occur (-5C – 5C) we recommended to bring appropriate clothing.
The sun can be very harsh and it is advisable to wear a hat and sunblock.
The rainy season runs from November to March.
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