FAQ

Due to its mild winters and hot summers, Victoria Falls makes a terrific year-round vacation. That being said the falls flow at their highest rate from February to May and the temperature is pleasant. 

High Water lasts from February to July, peaking in March and April. During this time, a one-meter rise in the Zambezi river’s level causes a five-meter rise in the level of the water pushed down the valley. As seen from the air, the dense, rainbow-filled spray that is being thrown up is spectacular. 

Low Water extends from August to January, with its lowest point occurring between late November and early December. When the spray and fall of water is low, tourists may fully appreciate the Victoria Falls’ geological formation and their entire length and width. The Zambezi River, offers wonderful white water rafting when the water level in the gorge decreases. The Devil’s Pool is also a fantastic place to swim at this time of year.

Summer
The summer season lasts from October to April, and temperatures can reach up to 36°C throughout this time. The low point throughout the evening and night is 14°C. With the summer rains that sweep through the region between November and March, dramatic thunderstorms could light up your afternoons.

Winter
Winter lasts from May through September or October. Around 20°C is the average daytime temperature, with most days being dry and sunny. At night, the temperature decreases and can occasionally reach as low as 5°C.

In winter game viewing is a treat due to the frequently dry winters’ limited vegetation. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are frequently seen because wildlife is driven to congregate around water sources.

Victoria Falls straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The mile-wide waterfalls are formed by the Zambezi River, which marks the border between the two countries. As a result, Zambia and Zimbabwe each share a side of the largest falling sheet of water in the world.

The Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls offers excellent viewing of the main cascades which flow all year round. The town of Victoria Falls is adjacent to the waterfalls. 

Zimbabwe has introduced a new local currency, however, US Dollars and South African Rand are acceptable in Victoria Falls. We advise you to travel with smaller denominations such as US$1, US$5, US$10 and US$20.

American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are widely accepted in Victoria Falls town, Zimbabwe. However, entrance to Victoria Falls Rainforest needs to be paid in cash.

– Tour of Victoria Falls – explore this Natural Wonder of the World
– Relax on a Zambezi River cruise
– Experience a Victoria Falls safari – game drives, river safaris, walking safaris, horseback safaris, game viewing hides and birding tours are all on offer
– Immerse yourself in local art, history and culture visiting markets, or take a village tour or have a traditional meal at the Boma
– Go on a scenic helicopter flight over the Falls
– Get an adrenalin rush on the world’s best commercial white water rafting
– Try gorge swinging, ziplining, the flying fox or a canopy tour