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When To Visit

An all year round destination

Come Rain or Shine

Royal Chundu is a great year-round destination, with each season bringing something unique to the Zambezi experience. 

October is the hottest month when the river is at its lowest ebb. The river is usually at its fullest in May. In June see shooting stars through the magnificent African night sky. In July and August you might be lucky enough to see the Parrot Fish Run – an incredible natural spectacle.

At 3,540 kms long, the Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa and largest that flows into the Indian Ocean from Africa. It starts in Zambia; moves through eastern Angola, along the eastern border of Namibia and the northern border of Botswana; along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it finds its way into the Indian Ocean.

The Zambezi is at its fullest between February and July, and peaks between March and April. The rise in water level creates a magnificent spray from the Falls, with superior rainbows worth an ogle. At the Zambezi’s lowest, between August and January and between November and early December, there is little spray, but a better view of the Falls’ full geological form.

Temperatures on the Zambezi River are relatively mild, generally between 64° and 86° F (18° and 30° C). Winter runs from May to July and is cool and dry, with temperatures around 68° F (20° C). August to October, temperatures rise excessively, often reaching 104° F (40° C). November to April is rainy season with relief coming from occasional clear skies between downpours.