Seasons and Weather
Zimbabwe experiences an increasingly unpredictable cycle of seasons though generally speaking the hot, dry season takes place between April and October while the wet season occurs from November to March.
The appearance of Victoria Falls changes with the seasons depending on the volume of water in the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is at its most spectacular from February to May after the summer rains when there is the greatest volume of water plummeting over the edge. If you wanted to see Victoria Falls with the best visibility for some great panoramic views of the Falls, visit between October and November when the water level is at its lowest and there is not as much spray drifting from the Falls. Ultimately, when you go depends on what you want from the experience whether that's the Falls at their most powerful or the chance to get closer to this natural world wonder.
If it's a spectacle that you're after then the best time to visit Vic Falls is between February and May. This coincides with the tail end of the wet season so the water volume is at its greatest and the world's largest sheet of tumbling water is most impressive. The spray created by this power does affect visibility and whitewater rafting is no longer available. However, it's the best time to head to the skies for a staggering bird's eye view.
It's best to avoid the months of October and November. These are the shoulder months between the dry and wet seasons when water levels are at their lowest and humidity and heat at their highest.