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Victoria Falls – Weather Conditions

By Ilala Lodge on July 13, 2012

The Victoria Falls are one of Africa’s most impressive and popular tourist attractions. Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa, Victoria Falls attracts thousands of visitors each month. If you’re planning a trip to this wonder of nature, you may be wondering when the best time is to visit Victoria Falls – here is a brief look at Victoria Falls weather

Victoria Falls Climate

Situated on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the climate around Victoria Falls is generally warm, with a long summer which lasts from late August until April. The winter months of May to mid-August are cool, but by no means cold. The Victoria Falls weather conditions can range from extreme heat in the height of summer to cool but pleasant days in winter, making this area accessible throughout the year. However, there are benefits and disadvantages to visiting Victoria Falls during each season:

Victoria Falls Climate

Victoria Falls Weather

With a summer lasting around eight months of the year, most visitors are likely to experience a warm and sunny stay at the falls. September is a perfect month to visit where game viewing is concerned, because many species of wildlife are attracted to the Zambezi River to quench their summer thirst while the vegetation remains quite sparse from the winter months, allowing the animals to be clearly seen and photographed.

As November and December approach, the area around the Victoria Falls becomes extremely hot and humid as the summer rainy season approaches. Victoria Falls weather during this time of year may be excessively hot for travellers who are used to more moderate climates, and although the amount of rain at the falls increases, the dry season in Angola where the headwaters of the Zambezi originate causes the volume of water in falls to drop, causing part of the falls to dry up. This allows the falls to be easily photographed, because of a reduced amount of spray. Visitors who love a hot climate will enjoy this time of year at the Victoria Falls.

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