The Peak season lasts from late April through the fall, with July (the best month to visit Zimbabwe) being the most popular sportfishing month. Spring and summer are when the warmer southern waters push north. The hot dry season (September–mid-November) brings temperatures around 104°F during the day and high humidity. If you do not mind the heat, this is a great time for Zimbabwe safari trips. The animals gather around the remaining watering holes, and the grass is dried up and trampled down so that you have particularly good visibility. The rainfall of the Emerald season (Mid November – April) brings a refreshing cooling effect for humans and wildlife alike. Temperatures vary between 77°F and 85°F during the day and remain pleasant even at night. The country’s foliage flourishes, which has a very special charm. The emerald season is the best time for bird watching.

The climate of Zimbabwe can be divided as follows:

  • Cool drying time: May – August Hot
  • Dry season: September – mid-November
  • Rainy season / Emerald Season: Mid November – April
What to Pack

The season you travel to Zimbabwe will determine what you need to pack. Based on the time you choose the best month to visit zimbabwe, here is a list of things you should ideally carry: Rain gear including waterproof jacket and shoes, mosquito repellent especially during the rainy season, light clothes for day time and a jacket for cooler evenings, layers of clothing including warm jacket / fleece or jumper, gloves, socks and a scarf, light cotton or linen clothing with natural colors, light shoes and sandals, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, light jumper for cooler evenings, long sleeved shirts and long trousers are useful for protection from the sun during the day and mosquitoes at night.