water levels november 2018
(Western Cape, South Africa)
Good morning. We have booked guests to visit Vic Falls this weekend ( 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2018. What is the current levels of the water?
Month of visit & health issues
My wife has always wanted to visit the Victoria Falls, am considering early November, we are looking for nice relaxing holiday, see the falls (lower water levels will be fine) and some wildlife, perhaps a river trip but nothing too strenuous. We are both in our early 60’s and are looking for single centre accommodation in Victoria Falls (ie not safari) but there are two complications. Firstly, in past we have been “eaten alive” by mosquitos, so is early November a good time to minimise risk, secondly I have recently been diagnosed with lymphoma. The outlook is good and I may not need treatment for many years, but it does mean no live vaccines, eg Yellow Fever. I am OK with malaria tablets. Also, we are vegetarian (but do eat some fish).
Are my expectations for a November trip realistic?
Current visibility of the vic falls
We are trying to plan a trip to the vic falls and would be there the 11th and 12th of February 2015. With current river levels and rains, what would the visibility be like then?
Your reply will be greatly appreciated.
Is mid February a good time to visit the falls ?
What will be the views like - we don't want to be disappointed with mist from the spray obscuring everything. Will the other activities there like the microlight flight, devil's pool etc. be possible in February ?
Which side is optimal - Zambia or Zimbabwe in February ?
Best Time of Day to View Wildlife?
Is wildlife viewing typically better in the morning or in the afternoon? Is there a specific time of day when the animals are most active?
Rains and flooding
by Mike Carruthers
Have heard that there is alot of flooding in the Limpopo area and in Botswana. The border post is closed at Martin's Grift. Does any one know what the situation is in Hwange national park?
Will be in the park 11th april-2014
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Condition of Falls in early August....full or ??
We'll be touring South Africa the end of July and early August and would like to visit Victoria Falls at the end of our trip. I've been told that during the "dry" season the falls are not that impressive....is this true? If so, is it worth going there for a couple days?
Weather in Hwange by August
Planning to do a safari at the end of August. I understand that will be cold in the mornings and evenings. What temperature can I expect at the end of the month? Does the camps have heaters?
When to go?
We want to make a booking to go and see the falls either the last week of July or in September.
We don't want to go when the flow is at its highest (scared of visibility) but would still like to see as much water as possible!
I have read all the information and comments available and know about all the other advantages of every time of the year, so based only on what you will see of the falls, July or September?
Thanks so much for your wonderfully informative site!
Best Time of year in Victoria Falls
What is the best time of the year to travel, regarding weather conditions?
This page will give you some information on the different times of year Victoria falls Weather
falls in april
we want to go to the falls on 26th April,our travel agent in India is telling us not to go to the Zim side because the falls will not be visible! Is it even worth going at that time or should we spend that time in SA.
How cold will it be?
I will be in Victoria Falls at the end of February. I know it will be warm during the day but will I need a warm jacket at night? Also, can you recommend the best footwear? I have heard you get soaked from head to toe when you are close to the Falls and don't want to be walking around in soggy trainers all day but don't really want to spend a fortune on a special waterproof pair just for this occasion.
Anyone visited in Oct 2011
Just want to know if anyone out there just got back from Vic Falls, how was the weather and also the mosquitos - did u take malaria tabs has i have heard taking the tabs have lots of side effects, pse let me know your views.
will we enjoy our stay in vic falls during october, will we see a good pic of the falls, and going to chobe island for the day will we see any wild life.
In your opinion which month would be better to visit Victoria Falls?
Hi- We would like to visit Victoria Falls next year and have read most of the info on your website. We have decided that April, July & August sound like good months.
Of course we would like to see the falls when it has lots of water but also realise that taking photos would be difficult, so then we decided that July could be a good time but is it not drying up then. We also considered August because there used to be a half marathon that started at Vic falls but we are not sure that it is still run?
We are interested in viewing & photographing the falls (of course!), doing the half marathon, game viewing, bungee jumping and the high wire.
Your advice would be most appreciated.
(KZN - South Africa)
Water volume in October
We are considering coming to Victoria Falls around October 9-12. We have heard that there is very little water. Do you think that early October would be a good time to see the falls? We do not want to travel there from the US and not see the majesty of the falls! If you have any pictures from OCTOBER, please include. Thanks
Timing of a family visit
I would like to Visit Vic falls with my husband and kids aged 10 and 13. We want to see the falls, do some gentle river rafting, do a few days in a game park and possibly also hire a houseboat on Kariba. Please take all these things into account and suggest an optimum time of year to visit to get decent exposure to all of these.(I have read the weather info and understand that different things are better at different times)
Weather in Zimbabwe
how can you find out the weather in Zimbabwe?
Visit in October
by Rajiv Nagpal
We are planning to visit the falls on 29-31 October. Will there be some water or it is totally dry. Thanks
Vic Falls water level and Imbabala
Dear Boo and Tony
Firstly, thank you so much for a wonderful informative website on Vic Fall, Well done!!
Vic Falls is on the very TOP of my destination list on this planet and am incredibly passionate about spending time there, whenever the oppertuity allows, and convincing any one showing the slightest bit of interest in the place to go see for themselves.
Have been priveledged enough to visit every year for the last five years now, normally staying at the awesome Saf Lodge, but this year spent the visit at Imbabala Safari Lodge.
What an AWESOME, AWESOME spot of the best of Africa, run by one amazingly wonderful, Karen Poole. I am now a "confirmed addicted follower" of her truely remarkable blog!! Have just wrapped up confirming a booking for four friends, through Shirley of Destinations Uncovered for a stay at Imbabala beginning Sep. They had such a wonderful time at the Saf Lodge last year and are now looking forward to their trip to Imbabala this year.
Ok now after all that waffle, the reason for my mail is that my neighbours were here for the day today and are very keen to do a trip up to Vic Falls end Sep for a week and before I put some suggestions forward to them I wanted to find out from you what the flow of the river over the falls would be like end Sep.
They have not been to Vic Falls before and I dont want them to be dissapointed with the flow of water over the falls. I have normally visited the Falls end Feb, and May but one trip I did was in Nov when the river was low. Having seen the Falls in full flow I was happy to see what it was like to see it when the river is low which is quite an amazing sight of contrast. But could you please advise as to what the Falls would look like end Sep. I would be most grateful for your input.
I put an account together, of our last trip earlier this year to Imbabala, with photos, but have no idea how to send it to you via this website. If you would like me to send you a copy of the attachment please could you advise how I could send it on to you. If you perhaps have an e-mail address I could forward it to, please let me know.
Keep up the fantastic work you are doing in promoting one of the most special spots on this planet.
Kingdom Hotel in September
by Shaun Curry
Hi I've just found your fab site and am well impressed by it. I am staying at the Kingdom on a b+b basis for 1 night at the end of a 2 week mega safari taking in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana.
The question i have to ask is one of approxiamate costs. We have heard many good reports about Mama Africa restaurant and were wondering what the average cost of an evening meal with drinks would be? Also is it true that the locals really want and need ballpoint pens and clothes?
As for payments would Mamma Africa and the Kingdom accept payments by debit and creditcard?